Maiden of the Lake

Web documentary, part of kids@docs- project

Maiden of the Lake is a web documentary that uses 360° technique to tell a story of 12-years-old Emika. Emika spends her summer on a small island in the lake called Saimaa. Together with her cousin Antti they build the most magnificent hut in the forest, pick berries and mushrooms, fish and make a fire. Until it’s time to swim with birds.

Maiden of the Lake is the first Finnish web documentary targeted at children from seven to 12, aimed at inspiring them to go out and finding exciting and improving things to do in the nature. Resent studies point out that children spend less and less time playing and adventuring in the nature, even thought nature is the place that improves ones wellbeing the most and offers unlimited possibilities for all kinds of different activities.

Maiden of the Lake can be experienced alone or together with friends or parents. This web documentary is suited very well for teaching at schools, and it works both on a computer and on tablets and smartphones.

Web documentary will be released in spring 2017 at

Director: Petteri Saario
Producer: Elina Pohjola
Technical implementation of web documentary: Kari Kuukka
Sound Designer: Joonatan Hietanen
Composer: Markku Kanerva
Graphic Design: Seera Rytkölä
With support from:
Suomen elokuvasäätiö / Piia Nokelainen
Avek / Outi Rousu
Avek Digidemo / Milla Moilanen
In assosiation with: Yle / Erkko Lyytinen