My Imaginary Friend
What happens to your imaginary friend when you grow up, is imagination on the verge of extinction?
Children’s imagination is magical! And although more than half of all children have had an imaginary friend, it is not often that we have seen it documented. Imaginary friends are personal and intangible, and they only exist inside people’s heads and in encounters between people. As soon as you try to capture them on camera or paper, it is in danger of disappearing. What happens when you grow up, do you leave your imaginary world behind you? And with today’s society with screens and less unstructured play, are imaginary friends on the verge of extinction? In “My imaginary friend” we meet Arne at the age of 9 and 13 where he, with the help of a children’s book illustrator, tries to visit his imaginary world one more time before it’s too late. Does his imagination end when he grows up? Of course not! We need imagination to make the world go forward. “My imaginary friend” is a defense for imagination in all ages.
Project is part of the Focus on Docs section.
Ellen has been a part of Hacienda Film since 2020. Hacienda was established in 2014 to make stories that matter and has produced several award-winning documentaries and series, in addition to national and international campaign films. Ellen has been involved in many projects with different roles, from copywriting and concept development to scriptwriting and co-directing. She has a bachelor in marketing communication and several years experience from marketing and the communication industry.