Off The Grid

While America is ravaged by a severe recession and the global economic system wavers, some Americans are taking command of the situation by creating an independent local economy. Off the Grid is a film about the creation of new local communities, which clearly differ from each other, but have in common that they have started from a local idea. One of them is searching for an answer to life after peak oil and is preparing for the coming climate change, another issued their own currency that supports the local economy and a third one is based strongly on the idea of individual freedom which minimises the influence of the local government. This film challenges today’s economic system and pictures the alternatives.


Directed and written by: Alexander Oey
Producer: Submarine
Co-producer: BOS
Release: 2011
Running time: 50 minutes


Director: Alexander Oey
Producers: Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting
Photography: Jackó van ‘t Hof
Sound: Benny Jansen
Film editor: Chris van Oers
Music: Big Orange
Sound design and mixing: Mark Glynne
Color grading: Martin Klein
Voice over: Michael Krass
Research: Lieke van den Ouwelant, Barbara van Erp
Line producers: Janneke van de Kerkhof, Ilja Roomans
Production: Anne Buiter
Commissioning editor: Babeth M. VanLoo
Production BOS: Jasja Arian
Publicity: Yaniv Wolf

This film was made with the support of Mediafonds and CoBO
A Submarine production, in co-production with BOS-Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation

© 2011 Submarine / Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation


Off The Grid