“The Land of Nod” Official Selection at Newport Beach Film Festival

Producer Sofia Englund arrives at "The Land of Nod" Premiere.

The Land of Nod, directed by Joshua Dylan Mellars, made its world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival on Saturday, April 23 to a sold out audience at the Islands Cinema.

Veteran actor Mark Cohen narrates and plays the part of “the older man” in The Land of Nod. Young Portuguese actor Afonso Pereira makes his screen acting debut in the role of “the boy.” Renowned classical guitarist George Sakellariou performs the soundtrack which so beautifully accompanies this cinematic interpretation of Stevenson’s classic children’s poem.

Sofia Englund and Mellars produced the film, which was shot in Portugal and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Land of Nod Trailer


In this reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem “The Land of Nod,” — a man, no longer young, climbs a mountain towards the possibility of buried gold in a Portuguese fortress and finds a fleeting dream of the wonder and the wanderlust of youth.