The Anholt Project

Documentary

Have you ever ventured into the unknown? Taken a leap, not knowing whether you were going to fall or fly? Gone on a journey, in which the location and purpose were kept a secret?

Leaving their normal lives behind, Marc from Spain, a Danish boy, Anders and an Austrian girl, Bianca, participate in a potentially life changing adventure without knowing exactly what they were getting themselves into.

This group was selected because they no longer seem to fit into society and the traditional school system – they have somehow lost their way. The next 14 days are a chance to find it again. But it wont be easy.

Accompanied by 21 others from 6 countries they find themselves whisked away to Anholt. A remote island in the Kattegat Sea, once a forest island but now a desert, 6km across with only 160 inhabitants.

The group discover, that quite uniquely, this project comes with no rules, no programme, no leaders and no following orders.

They are given complete autonomy. They have to create their own society; cook their own food, build their own accommodation, clean up after each other, and motivate themselves.

The emotional highs, lows, learning processes and interactions are documented by 2 universities to better understand the impact of non-formal education on youngsters with the ambition to impact educational policy around the European Union.

However to Marc, Anders and Bianca this is a journey inwards, to take control of ones-self, take risks, expand horizons, love, lose and perhaps realise that their past need not determine what they can do next in the future.


Agency: We Are Ronin
Producer: Anders Lind
Director: James Stier
DOP: Mark Lomas
Editor: James Stier
Sound: Josh Ward
Colour: Mark Lomas

Produced for TV2, Denmark
Select cinema release in Austria, Denmark and Spain

Filmed on Sony F Series and Canon C300.

Sunrise Anholt Project Denmark
Aerial footage Anholt Project Denmark
Harbour Anholt Project Denmark
Interview Anholt Project Denmark
Sunset Anholt Project Denmark
Interview Anholt Project Denmark
Bianca Austria Anholt Project
Interview Anholt Project Denmark
Turbine windfarm Anholt Project Denmark
Interview Anholt Project Denmark
Interview Anholt Project Denmark
Anders motorbike Anholt Project Denmark
Anders motorbike Anholt Project Denmark
Mark running Mallorca Anholt Project
Mark running Mallorca Anholt Project
Anders motorbike Anholt Project Denmark
Anholt Project Denmark
Interview Anholt Project Denmark
Interview Anholt Project Denmark
Anders motorbike Anholt Project Denmark
Harbour Anholt Project Denmark
Farm Anholt Project Denmark
Participants Anholt Project Denmark
Sunset Anholt ferry Denmark