One man’s extraordinary life is captured in this documentary film which follows photographer Mark Hogancamp, whose pictures chronicle harrowing moments from his real life played out in a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he constructed and populated with GI Joe and Barbie doll facsimiles of his friends and family.  When a New York gallery discovers his photos and seeks to set up an exhibition, Hogancamp must decide between the safety of the miniature military world he has created and the perils of the real world he had endeavored to leave behind.  The film premiered at SXSW, where it won the Jury Award for Best Documentary.

Director: Jeff Malmberg

Producer: Jeff Malmberg, Tom Putnam, Matt Radecki, Chris Shellen, Kevin W. Walsh, Ash Black Bufflo

Documentary - 2010 - English

Distributor: The Cinema Guild (US Theatrical), ITVS Independent Lens (US Television), Channel 4 (UK Television)


Awards & Festivals:

South by Southwest Film Festival (WINNER – Competition Award – Documentary Feature)

Cleveland Int'l Film Festival (WINNER - Grand Jury Award - Best Documentary)

International Film Festival Boston (WINNER - Special Jury Award - Best Documentary)

Hot Docs (WINNER - HBO Documentary Films Emerging Artist Award)

Seattle Film Festival (WINNER - Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary)

Silverdocs Film Festival (WINNER - Cinematic Vision Award)

IDA Documentary Awards (WINNER - IDA/Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award)

Cinema Eye Honors (WINNER - Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature)

Independent Spirit Awards (WINNER - AVEENO Truer Than Fiction Award)

Boston Society of Film Critics (WINNER - Best Documentary, Best New Filmmaker)