Welcome to the English website of the movie "YOHAN - The Child Wanderer". Penelope Film in Kristiansand, Norway is now producing the largest Norwegian family film to be shot in both the Norwegian and English language. The film will be released in the summer of 2010. "YOHAN - The Child Wanderer" is an exciting, action-packed family movie, inspired by real events, of one of many child wanderers who lived in the South of Norway between the years of 1800- 1910. Many of these child wanderers, in order to survive, immigrated to the USA at the young age of 15 years old.
In the film, talented 10 year old YOHAN overcomes hardships through hard work, perseverance and cleverness. He encounters bears and wolves while trying to protect the animals he is responsible to look after. He also meets many different people on his way, some good and some bad. Against all odds, Yohan survives, even though his starting point is endless poverty and insurmountable challenges. Filming locations are in both Norway's scenic countryside and the United States - on location at Big Bear Mountain in California (for the wolf and bear scenes using Hollywood trained animals and in New York City for the bookends with Kris Kristofferson.)
The English website features less information than the Norwegian site. Please contact us for more information if needed.