Interactive Experience

Collapsus signals a new experience in transmedia storytelling that combines interactivity, animation, fiction, and documentary. This pioneering approach blends real documentary footage with mini-games and movie fragments, inviting you to choose your own perspective as the story unfolds. Interact and make decisions to avoid further blackouts; get a broader perspective by listening to the experts; or observe the consequences for everyday people through the fictional story.

Collapsus looks into the near future and shows you how the imminent energy transition affects a group of ten young people, who appear to be caught up in an energy conspiracy. What will their world look like after the turbulent transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources?
Following the adventures of Vera, Jack, Tony and Amir, you are lead into a world of conspiracy, treason and, most alarmingly, failing energy supplies. In this story, set in the near future, the international powers try to cope with a transition from fossil to alternative fuels, while dealing with political dissension, uprisings and a population terrified by increasingly frequent black-outs. As a player, you are required to make decisions that leave their mark on a national and a global scale, in your quest to find solutions to the energy crisis.


Producer: Submarine Channel
Language: Multiple language versions available
Release: 2010
Length: Interactive Online Experience


SXSW: Winner Interactive Award (Austin TX, USA)

Winner of the SpinAward for Best Interactive Video (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010, nominated for the Green Doc Award (Sheffield, UK)

IDFA Doc Lab 2010, nominated for the DocLab Award (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Nomination Digital Emmy Award 2011 (Cannes, France)

Webby Awards, nominated for the Webby Award for best use of Interactive Video and the People’s Voice Award 2011 (USA)

Banff World Media Festival, nominated for the Interactive Rockies Award, Best Cross-Platform Project 2011 (Canada)

Site of the day 13-12-2010


Director: Tommy Pallotta
Producers: Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting
Cast: Nanette Drazic, Mick de Lint, Jamer R. Kirkland, Phi Nguyen, Katarina Justic, Lisette Merenciana, Fahd Larhzaoui, Hossein Mardani, Joy Ehrlich, Kiko de Pater
Line Producer: Matthijs Vermoten
D.O.P.:Martijn van Beenen
Visual Effects, Compositing & Animation: Christiaan de Rooij
Visual Effects & Animation: Chun See Daniel Lim
Illustrations & Rotoscope: Aaron Sacco, Nathan Jansen, Leah Lovise, Tom van der Heiden
Webdevelopment & Games: Karel Brascamp, Jorrit de Vries, Pascal Strijbos, Nancy Wuttke, Niels ‘t Hooft
Interface Design: Christiaan de Rooij, Jurriaan Esmeijer
Project initiative & Documentary Backstory: Shuchen Tan, William de Bruijn
Script: Lance Weiler & Chuck Wendig
Meta-scenario: Wilbur Perlot & Shailoh Philips
Production Manager: Olivia van Leeuwen
Storyboarding: Gustavo Garcia
Data Puller: Ram van Meel
Sound Engineer: Sander den Broeder
Sound assist: Sophie Determeyer
Gaffer: Emile Groenewoud
Light assist: Ricardo Stroosnijder
Second Light assist: Iwan Cvitko
Make-up Artist: Mirjam Venema
Production assist: Nikki Smit
2nd Production assist: Marah Haan
Editing: Manuel Rombley
Editing assist: Rizky Gerilya
Creative consultant: Jay Bennet
Font design logo: Rene Knip
Audio Post production: Sound Adventure
Sound designer: Evelien van der Molen
ADR Recordist: René Overhorst
Sound supervisor: Jan Willen van den Brink
Music: Michel Banabila
Voices: Elliott Eisenberg, Zheng Whang, Elwin de Groot, Leila Ahmed
Publicity VPRO: Mieke Mander, Marina Alings
Submarine Channel Producer: Willeke Steenbeeke

This production was made with the support of Dutch Cultural Media Fund, SNS Reaal Fund, VSB Fund, Gasterra

A Submarine Channel Production
In Co-production with VPRO