Heidi Philipsen’s This Is Nowhere Introduces Gus Birney in Coming of Age Drama

This Is Nowhere

A film by Heidi Philipsen and Jon Russell Cring, Starring Johnathan Tchaikovsky, David Thornton, and Introducing Up and Coming Star, Gus Birney


A Coming-Of-Age Tale About An Innocent Teenage Girl Living With Her Parents In A Seedy Motel On The Edge Town And The Stranger Who Changes Her World


This is Nowhere (Courtesy: Personae Entertainment)
This is Nowhere (Courtesy: Personae Entertainment)

From Executive Producer Kathryn McDermott (The Last of the Mohicans, A League of Their Own), THIS IS NOWHERE is a new coming-of-age feature film co-directed by Heidi Elizabeth Philipsen-Meissner (Marcy, Her Telling Heart) and Jon Russell Cring. Recently shot in Palenville, NY,  THIS IS NOWHERE is slated to be released in 2016.  The film’s cast includes: Johnathan Tchaikovsky (The Wolf of Wall Street, Reservation Road), David Thornton (The Notebook, John Q, Home Alone 3), Paulina Singer (The Intern), Bernadette Quigley (In America; The Suspect; The House is Burning; “Law & Order”; “Third Watch”) and introducing up-and-comer Gus Birney as the film’s young female protagonist.

Featuring the tag-line “Every town has a place no one wants to talk about with people who are waiting to be heard,” THIS IS NOWHERE is a drama about a teenager named Darcy, who seeks love and a safe, happy, normal life, despite the mundane, difficult and lonely life she knows living with her dysfunctional parents in a broken down motel inhabited by societal outcasts on the forgotten edge-of-town.

Producer / Co-Director, Philipsen has 15 years of film under her belt including production coordination (THE BETTER ANGELS), production manager, stunt precision driver (SALT, THE OTHER GUYS), actress (BUSINESS & PLEASURE) and has produced the feature film MARCY.

This is Nowhere (Courtesy: Personae Entertainment)
This is Nowhere (Courtesy: Personae Entertainment)

Associate Producer/Co-Writer/Co-Director Jon Russell Cring who took home “Best Director Feature Comedy” for his film, LITTLE BI PEEP at the 2013 Downbeach Film Festival. Other features include CREEPING CRAWLING and POINT SOCIETY.

Executive Producer, Kathryn McDermott was the former VP of Production at Columbia Pictures with credits including: CHARLIES ANGELS 1 & 2, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA, SOMETHINGS GOTTA GIVE, HITCH, and SPIDERMAN 1 & 2, just to name a few. McDermott was also Assistant Producer on LAST OF THE MOHICANS, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN and Associate Producer for FIRST KNIGHT.

This is Nowhere (Courtesy: Personae Entertainment)
Gus Birney stars in “This is Nowhere” (Courtesy: Personae Entertainment)

Extended production credits for THIS IS NOWHERE includes: Co-producer Niko Meissner; Executive producer, Stephanie Dillon; Associate Producer/Co-Writer/Director of Photography Tracy Nicole Cring; Associate Producer/Casting Director Caroline Sinclair; Associate Producer Michael H. Back; Associate Producer Heidi Eklund; Composer Dan Lazarescou; Storyboard Artist Robert Castillo (Academy Award-winner, PRECIOUS)

THIS IS NOWHERE is funded in part by Fiscal Sponsorship Program from the New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) organization.


Official Website: www.thisisnowherethemovie.com

Facebook page:  @Thisisnowheremovie

Twitter: @ThisIsNowhere_


Heidi Philipsen stars in This is Nowhere (Courtesy of Personae Entertainment)
Heidi Philipsen stars in “This is Nowhere” (Courtesy of Personae Entertainment)