My Secret Forest
For Lauri, 20, an autist unable to speak, the only key to life in general is to write with the help of Pirjo, his personal interpreter – it is Lauri’s only way to express his true thoughts. In the midst of the challenges brought on by autism, love is his highest dream. Lauri feels he is like a bear that must be perpetually tamed, while trapped inside lives a feeling and thinking man. Although Lauri, a lover of philosophical deliberations, fears he will remain bound to the mere yearning of infinite love to the end of his days, he is able to reveal through his writings a beauty about life not perceived by everyone.
Niina Brandt is one of the two owners of' Double Back Documentaries Ltd. She has directed and produced, shot and edited several made to order works for the company’s clients since its launch in 2008, including TV channels and broadcasting companies. While making films for the company, Niina Brandt has worked with several work descriptions specializing in documentaries, e.g. as the director/ cinematographer/ editor for the music documentary For Aino With Love in 2011, and as an editor for the short documentary Happiness Is in 2012. Niina Brandt also produces photographs and films about the Finnish Lapland Where the special nature of' the region becomes part of' the works of' art. Lauri (working title) is her first hour long documentary film as a director.