Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix
Head of Submarine Channel
Iván García Romero
Profiles and Making Ofs
Geert van de Wetering
Contributing editors (past and present)
Maria Dicieanu, Geert van de Wetering, Katy Yudin, Simon Byrne, Michael Minneboo, Klazien Schaap, Lotje Sodderland for Submarine Channel. Laure Chapalain, Herve Tissot, Rani Nugruha, and Liselotte Doeswijk for Watch the Titles, Michael Schaap for United Vloggers, Neil Feineman for GeekChic, Chris Keulemans for Art After Crisis, and others.
Current: Aart-Jan van der Linden, Past: Gijs Kattenberg, Jorrit de Vries.
Project designers (past and present)
Christiaan de Rooij (Last Hijack Interactive, Collapsus, and many more), Jurriaan Esmeijer (2Pause, Keep on Steppin’), Catalogtree (Unspeak), Madelinde Hageman (Watch the Titles), Peter van der Hoogen (GeekChic)
Submarine Channel website (2016)
Christaan de Rooij
Submarine Channel website & Idents (2011)
Melle Daamen (voorzitter), Oscar Kneppers, Willemijn de Vries, Gerard Timmer.
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.
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.
As of November 2016, Michel Reilhac is the new Head of Submarine Channel. Reilhac is an internationally renowned transmedia producer and virtual reality filmmaker who shares a common interest with Submarine in exploring new forms of storytelling in VR, games and other non-linear digital media. Before joining Submarine, Reilhac was Head of Film Acquisitions at Arte France for many years and executive director of Arte France Cinema, where he co-produced an average of 30 films per year, including Antichrist and Melancholia by Lars von Trier. In 2013, he was elected Man of the Year in Film by the trade magazine “Le Film Français.” Reilhac also organizes workshops on transmedia storytelling at events such as the Cannes Film Festival, Sunny Side of the Doc, The Pixel Lab, Dixit, Femis, etc.
Remco started out as a web editor writing for Submarine Channel’s blog and managing its social media channels. In 2006 he launched the popular title design project Watch the Titles, which spawned multiple spin offs, including exhibitions and screening programs. He was the editor in chief of the curated music video website 2Pause.com, and a creative producer on the award-winning interactive graphic novel The Art of Pho. Being an avid comics and new media enthusiast, Remco regularly speaks about the evolution of digital comics at festivals and events. He currently works on the interactive graphic novel Ascent from Akeron and he launched Screendiver – a new directory for interactive comics. He’s also a publisher and editor of graphic novels at SubQ, and he teaches immersive storytelling at Avans, an Art School in Den Bosch (NL).
Corine Meijers is an interactive producer at Submarine Channel since 2014. She produced the VR film Ashes to Ashes, the idocs Who Are The Champions?, Bistro In Vitro and game project De Pont. She’s currently working on interactive documentaries, such as The Industry and Poppy – Uncovering the new drug wars. Corine studied cinema in the Netherlands and in Sweden. She has several years of experience working as a producer/coordinator at film festivals such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands Film Festival, TIFF (Romania), Holland Animation Film Festival and DTFF (Qatar). Before Submarine, she lived in Belgium for several years, working at the MEDIA Desk Flemish Community, at iDROPS, a digital innovation agency for the creative & cultural industries and at BOZAR, the center of fine arts in Brussels.
IVĀN GARCÍA ROMERO
As impact producer, Iván’s work is aimed at maximizing the impact of the Channel’s productions in terms of both audience and media reach and social engagement. Iván has professional experience in Amsterdam, Bangkok, India, London and Mexico City and has focused his work on the creative dialogue between media, art and politics and its social impact. He was head of Politics & Social Issues at Spektor and he coordinated the Good Pitch The Hague, the forum that connects engaged documentaries with partners from different sectors for further outreach and social change. Iván was founder of Cinemaztlán, the biggest Mexican Film Festival in The Netherlands. As a programmer he has been involved in festivals such as Movies that Matter and IMPAKT. Before settling down in Amsterdam, he was Cultural Attaché of the Mexican Embassy in Thailand promoting cultural and educative projects.
Willeke 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 oversees a wide variety of projects. 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.
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 the multiple-award-winning online experiences Collapsus and Last Hijack Interactive. Meanwhile, he keeps himself busy as lead designer on a plethora of Submarine projects.
GEERT VAN DE WETERING
Before joining Submarine Channel, Geert worked as a journalist and a director. For Dutch Public Broadcaster VPRO, he initiated two TV series about art and culture. Besides that, he has written for newspapers and magazines. From 2008 till 2014 Geert worked for Submarine and Submarine Channel as a creative producer. He was mostly occupied with Profiles, a series of 100 filmed portraits of the best Dutch architects and designers, and he was responsible for Submarine Channel’s video content. Besides that, he developed several transmedia projects such as Keep on Steppin’ and Unspeak. He’s currently an freelance producer and director for Submarine Channel and others.