- Original title: Salainen metsäni
- Direction: Niina Brandt
- Production: Niina Brandt, Saara Helene Murto
- Photography: Niina Brandt, Jari Linjala
- Edition: Tuula Mehtonen
- Country: Finland
- Year: 2016
- Duration: 56'
- Language: Finnish
- Web: facebook.com/My-Secret-Forest-Salainen-mets%C3%A4ni-Documentary-Film-1777429985866672/ National Premiere
For Lauri, an autistic twenty-year-old who is unable to speak, the only way to express himself is writing with the aid of Pirjo, his personal interpreter. Love is his highest dream; in spite his fear of never finding it, his writing reveals a beauty not everyone perceives.
Niina Brandt is one of the two owners of Double Back Documentaries Ltd. She has directed and produced, shot and edited short films and several made to order works for the company’s clients since its launch in 2008, including TV channels and broadcasting companies. She also produces photographs and films about the Finnish Lapland where the special nature of the region becomes part of the works of art. My Secret Forest (2016) is her first hour long documentary film as a director.
- My Secret Forest (2016).
- One World Film Festival (2017).
- 59th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (2016).
- DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (2017).
- DocsMX International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City (2017).