Secrets of the Great Bog
Format: Live-action film
Genre: Family / Adventure
Country of Production: Latvia
Target Audience: Children 7–12
Production Company: Air Productions
Producers: Antra Gaile, Līga Gaisa
Scriptwriter: Līga Gaisa
Estimated Budget: 2,000,000 EUR
Confirmed Financing: 30% (from development budget)
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When adopted twin sisters befriend an invisible boy, an exciting quest in a parallel universe begins.
The twins Tīne and Bīne live with their adoptive dad and long for a full-bodied family. They meet an atypically pale boy, Juhan, whom no one else sees. It turns out that he belongs to the Bog World, a universe existing parallelly to ours. However, due to massive peat cutting in the nearby bog, the entrance to the Bog World is no longer to be found. The twins decide to help Juhan get back to his people. Together they sneak to the bog and find the entrance. An exciting adventure begins, which puts the children in danger, lets them learn about the environmental catastrophe, and finally uncovers the secrets of their family.
Antra Gaile is a Riga-based producer and partner of Air Productions with 10 years of experience in film industry. She has produced Latvian entries to the Oscars, the award-winning documentary To Be Continued by Ivars Seleckis, and the historical drama The Mover by Davis Simanis, among others. In 2022, she is participating in the EWA Network’s 2022 Mentoring Programme.
Her scriptwriting debut Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs premiered in 2019 and was nominated for the Latvian National Film Award. Līga is a co-writer of the animated feature Born Happy, currently in pre-production. She is the chairperson of the Latvian Screenwriters’ Guild and a member of the Latvian Film Producers’ Association.