Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses—in our own backyards. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior—all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and pond bottom, to reveal its inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy. We follow Katie, a young girl, and her modern family living next to the woods who are blind to the real-life spectacle around them, absorbed by an array of electronic devices in their busy lives. Katie gradually discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door and we experience the joy she finds in her interactions with this new world. The film reminds us that Wi-Fi is not the only connection that matters and that sometimes in ordinary places, you can uncover extraordinary things that could transform you forever—you just need to step outside.

Narrated by Caleigh Barker

Release date: March, 2018

Run Time: 43 and 22 Minutes

Awards and Recognition

Best Film – 2018 GSCA Achievement Awards

Best Cinematography – 2018 GSCA Achievement Awards

Winner Best Childrens Film– 2018 Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam

Winner Best Documentary—2019 Houston Filmfest

Available Formats

  • 15/70 Film Dome
  • Non-IMAX Digital 2D
  • Non-IMAX Digital 3D
  • IMAX Xenon 2D
  • IMAX Xenon 3D
  • IMAX Laser 2D
  • IMAX Laser 3D
  • IMAX Laser Dome
  • Full-Dome Digital

Language Versions

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Valencian
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Valencian
  • Arabic
  • Mandarin
  • Any other language made to order