'A New Kind of Wilderness' selected for SUNDANCE

A NEW KIND OF WILDERNESS is selected for the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival

The sincere and touching documentary will have its world premiere at this year's edition of the prestigious festival, taking place from January 18th-28th in Utah, U.S. A NEW KIND OF WILDERNESS portrays the Paynes, a family living a purposefully isolated life on a small farm in a Norwegian forest, aiming to be wild and free. Maria and Nik, along with their four children Ulv, Falk, Freja, and Ronja are self-sufficient. They practice home-schooling and strive for a closely-knit family dynamic in harmony with nature. However, when tragedy strikes the family, it upends their idyllic world and forces them to forge a new path into modern society. In A NEW KIND OF WILDERNESS, filmmaker Silje Evensmo Jacobsen captures an intimate and soulful portrait of love, life, and growing up. The Paynes’ journey, their triumphs and struggles, invite reflection on our own life choices, our responsibility to the planet and our children, and how we navigate life after loss. A NEW KIND OF WILDERNESS is created by Oslo-based production company A5 Film for DR, NRK and SVT. A5 Film is helmed by director, Silje Evensmo Jacobsen and producer, Mari Bakke Riise. Running time: 83 min.