I Belong to Nowhere
Original title: Jeg tilhører ingen steder
Directed by: Kaspar Astrup SCHRÖDER
Produced by: Katrine A. SAHLSTRØM, Maria Helga STÜRUP (Good Company Pictures, Denmark)
Country of production: Denmark, Sweden
Expected release: January, 2025
Production stage: Production
Budget: €526.064 (75% in place)
1st feature: No
Looking for: Presales and grants to close the financing gap.
Set in Japan, the film centers around a mental health chat service started by the 21-year-old student Koki, who himself has felt lonely all his life. “A Place for You” quickly becomes a lifeline in a society where more and more people feel isolated. I BELONG TO NOWHERE follows Koki and a handful of the vulnerable users struggling to find meaning in their lives, who now finally have a place to turn to.
Director Kaspar Astrup Schröder is a self-taught film director who worked as an international artist, graphic designer, furniture designer and film editor of numerous short films and documentaries, before he directed his first feature length documentary, The Invention of Dr. NakaMats in 2009. Since then, Kaspar has written and directed more than 10 documentary films ranging from children’s stories to social realistic stories from places that are rarely portrayed in documentaries. Some of his selected films include Medina (2022), Making a Mountain (2020), BIG TIME (2017), Waiting for the Sun (2017) and Rent a Family Inc. (2012). Kaspar’s films have been selected for more than 50 international film festivals such as IDFA, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, DOC NYC and Chicago IFF and has won numerous awards and nominations in most international territories.
Katrine A. Sahlstrøm worked for Danish director Lars von Trier for 7 years before she took the leap from fiction to documentaries in 2011. Her debut as producer (Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case) was shortlisted for the main prize at IDFA and won the national critic’s award for best documentary in 2014. Since then, she has produced several documentaries that have gained recognition around the world including Medina (2022), All That remains to be Seen (2022, CPH:DOX), Beautiful Something Left Behind (SXSW 2020 Grand Jury Prize) and Photographer of War (2019) – a hit in Danish cinemas and nominated for a Danish Academy Award.
Maria Helga Stürup has been with Good Company Pictures since 2017 working as a producer assistant. Her debut as producer, Nobody Knows Casper (2022), premiered at CPH:DOX.