Submarine is a production company in Amsterdam that develops and produces feature films, documentaries, animation and transmedia. Submarine has established itself as an innovative company, mixing traditional and interactive storytelling, all with an international focus. Several productions of Submarine have been rewarded with nominations and awards, including an Emmy Award (Last Hijack, 2014), a Prix Europe Award (Meet the Fokkens, 2012), and an award for Best Documentary Director at Sundance (WINNIE, 2017). Submarine Docs produces award-winning documentaries, all with an international focus. The company works with talented and acclaimed directors who explore the boundaries of the moving image. Submarine Channel is the world’s premiere destination for original transmedia dramas, documentaries and genre-defying entertainment. Since 2016, Submarine Film has been expanding Submarine’s film- and drama department. From our own animation studio, Submarine Animation produces various animation projects. All of this and more is distributed through Periscoop Film, which was founded by production companies Submarine and FuWorks.
DOCUMENTARY – SUBMARINE DOCS
Submarine Docs produces award-winning documentaries such as the Emmy Award-winning documentary Last Hijack, WINNIE, Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press and The Land of the Enlightened. The company works with talented and acclaimed directors who explore the boundaries of the moving image. At the moment Submarine Docs is producing Oscar winning director Roger Ross Williams’ new film about the prison industrial complex for CNN and BBC.
FILM – SUBMARINE FILM
In February 2016, Submarine Film was founded in collaboration with Jeroen Beker and Sabine Veenendaal to reinforce our drama department. This year, five projects were realized, amongst which a new youth film by Mischa Kamp (Sing Song), a telefilm by Ben Brand (Find this Dumb Little Bitch and Throw Her Into the River), a short film by Hiba Vink and Rifka Lodeizen (nomination Gold Calf for Best Short 2016) and a Wild Card documentary by young filmmaker Bart van den Aardweg (Molenbeek). Their purpose is to reach a Dutch and international audience with innovative and distinctive films and series with contemporary and current subjects.
DRAMA - SUB LA
SubLA is Submarine’s American division. We are experienced in bringing together European and American financiers to develop and produce films, feature documentaries and high-end drama series for the international market. SubLA develops and produces features, documentaries and transmedia productions. The company was founded by storytellers who have a passion and knowledge of film and technology. SubLA makes experiences that explore new forms of storytelling that encompass traditional and emerging media. SubLA has studios in Venice, CA and Amsterdam and is led by industry pioneers: Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting and Bruno Felix. SubLA is a satellite of Amsterdam based Submarine and Submarine Channel.
ANIMATION - SUBMARINE ANIMATION
As the premier animation studio in the Netherlands, Submarine Animation creates compelling and visually-stunning stories for both the big and small screen. We partner with animators from across the globe to produce innovative and original animation in all varieties – adult animation, children films and series, hybrids and animated documentaries. Submarine Animation uses traditional 2D- techniques, stop-motion and CGI to bring characters and worlds to life. With an inhouse team of talented artists and production staff, we create everything from films and series for children, adults and animate documentaries.
In 2000, Submarine initiated its own channel – submarinechannel.com – to produce and distribute original transmedia docs, fiction and genre-defying entertainment. Submarine Channel exploits new technologies to tell stories in visually-exciting, multiple format-friendly ways – including VR, motion comics, games, and interactive documentaries. The future of storytelling is now… Free Your Screen!