Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix
Remco Vlaanderen, Geert van de Wetering, Katy Yudin
Maria Dicieanu (2Pause)
Klazien Schaap and Lotje Sodderland (Submarine Channel), Laure Chapalain, Herve Tissot and Liselotte Doeswijk (Watch the Titles), Michael Schaap (United Vloggers), Neil Feineman (GeekChic), Chris Keulemans (Art After Crisis), Andrew Thomas (Tech Pop Japan), and others.
Marketing and Publicity
Submarine Channel website and idents
Submarine Channel project designers
Jurriaan Esmeijer (2Pause), Christiaan de Rooij (Tulse Luper Journey), Fons Schiedon (Submarine Channel 1.o), Madelinde Hageman (Watch the Titles), Peter van der Hoogen (GeekChic)
Jorrit de Vries, Gijs Kattenberg, Karel Brascamp, Patrick Gutlich
Submarine Channel Supervisory Board
Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm (Chairman), Carel Kuyl, Bob Smits, Melle Daamen, Oscar Kneppers
Submarine Channel is made possible with the financial support of
OC&W – Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschappen (Ministry of Culture, Education and Science), Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie (The Creative Industries Fund NL), and Gemeente Amsterdam: Dienst Maatschappelijk Ontwikkeling (The City of Amsterdam).
Femke Wolting is Executive Director of Holland’s leading transmedia production outfit, Submarine, which she co-founded with Bruno Felix in 2000. Spanning film, animation, non-fiction and interactive genres, Submarine boasts a roster of award-winning productions created in collaboration with an extensive network of international creatives. Femke produced among others such films as Peter Greenaway’s feature Rembrandt’s J’accuse, documentaries like Another Perfect World, internationally-distributed animation series such as Kika & Bob, and games that push new forms of storytelling, such as Collapsus. Femke Wolting has directed a number of award-winning projects for Dutch broadcaster VPRO, including Sneakers and It’s the End of TV As We Know It. Additionally she was the initiator of Exploding Cinema (1995-2001), the International Rotterdam Film Festival’s annual look at the future of media, which included exhibitions in among others the Architecture Museum Rotterdam (NAI), Museum Boymans van Beuningen, conferences and film programs.
Bruno Felix is Executive Director of Holland’s leading transmedia production outfit, Submarine, which he co-founded with Femke Wolting in 2000. Spanning film, animation, non-fiction and interactive genres, Submarine boasts a roster of award-winning productions created in collaboration with an extensive network of international creatives. Bruno Felix seeks to push the boundaries of visual culture with projects that exploit new forms of storytelling, such as the ground-breaking animated documentary My Second Life or the games FLX, Gone and StyleClash, developed in collaboration the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Previously, Bruno was responsible for developing a new media strategy for Dutch Public broadcaster VPRO and was Director of VPRO Digital, a media research lab exploring the influence of digital technology on production and consumption of diverse media formats.
Remco has been an editor and creative producer at Submarine Channel since 2005. He loves to read graphic novels and is the creative producer behind the interactive motion comic The Art of Pho. Being somewhat of a title design nerd, Remco initiated Forget the Film, Watch the Titles in 2006 – Sub’s popular title design showcase. He regularly represents Sub as a guest speaker or panelist at festivals and events (Fantoche, Icograda, Melbourne Arts Fest, the Hammer Museum, Stedelijk Museum). Currently Remco is developing a new motion comic and an interactive documentary. He is also the co-author of The Graphic Universe of Han Hoogerbrugge and curator of Sub’s music video portal 2Pause.com. Previously, Remco worked as a new media curator for Amsterdam’s former media art fest WWVF. He has worked as a freelance writer, curator, VJ and interaction designer.
GEERT VAN DE WETERING
Geert likes strong images and compelling stories. But then again, who doesn’t? In the past decade Geert has been working as a journalist and as a director. For Dutch Public Broadcaster VPRO, he initiated two TV series about art and culture. Besides that, he has been writing for several newspapers and magazines. Since 2008 Geert works for Submarine and Submarine Channel as a creative producer. At the moment he is mostly occupied with Dutch Profiles, a series of 100 filmed portraits of the best Dutch architects and designers, and he is responsible for Submarine Channel’s video content. Besides that he is developing several new transmedia projects with young directors, and he’s writing a documentary script on the history of Dutch design.
Katy is the newest Submarine Channel editor and producer, who is also the main voice behind the channel’s social media activities. A new media thinker and film junkie with a passion for digital storytelling, she is also a co-founder of the digital research studio Affect Lab foundation. Besides that, she works on freelance data visualization projects. Previously, she was marketing manager at BrainPOP where her work focused on visual communication and creative production. Katy holds an MA in New Media and Digital Culture from the University of Amsterdam and a BA in Psychology from Binghamton University.
Assistent editor Maria is our right honorable movie geek. She is the living manifestation of a multimedia app and loves trawling the world wide web for the finest music videos to include on 2Pause.com, likes to get her digital mitts dirty with conversions, uploads and video edits for Submarine Channel, and also flirts with transmedia-related journalism, reporting from festivals like Cannes, Berlinale and IDFA for European Cinema collective NISI MASA. Previously, Maria worked as a sound and film editor for short movies Vicar’s Wife, Foetus Ex Machina, and Carousel, among others.
Until recently, Lotje worked as an interactive producer and web editor for Submarine Channel, creating interactive web projects and writing about transformative visual culture for the channel. She is the initiator of Doctor/Dealer – a web documentary by Submarine Channel that is currently in development. Previously, she was director and co-founder of Maxalot Gallery, commissioning digital and interactive art exhibitions with genre pioneers such as Joshua Davis, Universal Everything, and The Designers Republic. Currently, Lotje lives and works in London where she produces and creates non-fiction content for the likes of ad agency Mother London and HonkyTonk Films (Paris). She is Sub’s honorary Editor-at-Large.
Willeke is line producer for Submarine Channel, she has worked on interactive and linear documentaries, animation and games projects for Submarine Channel and Submarine since 2007. She takes care of financing, planning and supervising, and spans a wide variety of projects like Forget the Film, Watch the Titles, MiniMovies, The Art of Pho and a whole lot more. She has a super-soft spot for music and movies, which is why there’s a big chance you run into her at the Amsterdam cinemas, or music venues Paradiso and Melkweg. Previously, she worked at VPRO television in the realm of cultural programs like Lola da Musica and R.A.M and live coverage of music festivals.
Yaniv was still wet behind his ears when he walked into the Submarine office many years ago, when Submarine was still a small start-up. Yaniv joined Submarine Channel as an intern who wanted to learn a thing or two about PR and marketing. We basically tossed him in the deep end and let him figure it all out along the way. That he did! So much so, that he turned his internship into a full-time job, and Yaniv became our trusted Head of PR, next to being our Distribution and Sales Officer. He did eventually graduate, albeit 5 years later. In his spare time, he likes to promote the annual “Pluk de Nacht” open air film festival in Amsterdam.
CHRISTIAAN DE ROOIJ
Christiaan has been with Submarine since (almost) the dawn of the age, having started as a motion graphic, interaction and game designer back in 2003. He has been a key player as interaction, VFX, graphic, motion graphic, and interaction designer on many of Submarine’s proudest productions over the years, including The Tulse Luper Journey (Europrix Toptalent Award in 2006), Viktor & Rolf: “Because we’re worth it” (Skrien Poster Award nomination), the acclaimed virtual worlds documentary Another Perfect World, and multiple-award-winning online experience Collapsus. Meanwhile, he keeps himself busy as lead designer on a plethora of Submarine projects.
JORRIT DE VRIES
As well as making very sure the multiple websites and applications pumped out by Submarine and Channel refrain from imploding, In-house developer Jorrit works with our team of game designers and visual artists, to develop 3D games like Sollmann and FLX– a collaboration with Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Meanwhile he programs bespoke interactive applications like 2Pause, Forget the Film, Watch the Titles, games for the children’s TV hit Kika & Bob, and the Qi Game for Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum and, let’s not forget this very website. Naturally, he spends his spare time developing open source haptics. Everybody needs a Jorrit in their lives!
Karel possesses the superhuman skills of a robot while also harnessing a unique creative vision which helps Submarine Channel projects such as the interactive motion comic Art of Pho, the celebrated docu-game hybrid Collapsus, and the immersive web game Alzheimer Experience break new ground in the realm of non-linear storytelling. Karel divides his remarkable brain power between designing interactivity and overseeing technical delivery for Submarine Channel, and choreographing data for his own software development company Seq.