Last Hijack Interactive is an online transmedia experience that allows you to explore the hijacking of a ship in Somalia. It is the companion project to the Last Hijack documentary, which opened the Panorama Dokumente program at Berlinale earlier this month.
Exploring both sides of the story, Last Hijack Interactive allows you to uncover the complex realities behind piracy in Somalia though the eyes of a pirate and a captain, an advocate and a journalist, a parent and a wife. Combining live-action video shot on location and animation, the interactive experience gives the user the opportunity to navigate the real stories of these people, building to the hijack itself and the resulting aftermath. How can one such event influence an entire society? What's the global impact of a single hijack?
The project will have its world premiere on March 11th, 2014, at the amazing SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.
The interactive experience is the counterpart to Last Hijack, a semi-animated feature length film directed by Femke Wolting (Viktor & Rolf "Because We Are Worth It", Another Perfect World) and Tommy Pallotta (A Scanner Darkly, Collapsus) which had its world premiere on February 7th, 2014 when it opens the Panorama Dokumente program at the prestigious Berlinale Film Festival.
Directors: Tommy Pallotta / Femke Wolting, Interactive director: Mirka Duijn,
Producer: Submarine Channel: Bruno Felix & Femke Wolting, Production Manager: Nicolette Nol, Interactive developer: Gijs Kattenberg, Interface Design: Christiaan de Rooij, Illustrations: Gustavo Garcia, Animations: Dustin Kershaw, Christiaan de Rooij,
Last Hijack Interactive is made possible with the financial support of Submarine Channel, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Gemeente Amsterdam, Stichting VKZ/IKON, ZDF, Mediafonds, Nederlands Filmfonds