Kristin Brenneman Eno really cares about the state of children's imagination. We met her several years ago when she was working on her now almost finished film Spirit Ship. We did a really long interview with her in one of our earlier issues as we were so inspired by her comittment to fight the encroachment of generalised televisual imagination. The resulting film is a 15 minute collaborative live-action narrative film shot on location in Red Hook, Brooklyn with six children from all over New York City. It was shot with no script and instead develops a narrative through the spontaneous reaction of the children to props and sets. You can see a trailer and read more about this work here.
The Secret Garden Project takes this concept and produces 2-3 minute edited movies of your own children deep in imaginative play. The process is collaborative so the kids also particpate in the filming. Kristin's experience working with children and facilitating imaginative play will enable the recording of the fleeting period when the imaginatve world as engrossing as the real one. You can learn more about arranging a filming with your child here