Jongsma + O'Neill create groundbreaking storytelling prototypes, and experiment with new formats and mediums at labs and hackathons.
Are you sick of the apocalypse? Bored by the threat of societal collapse? Do you glaze over at the mention of the Rapture, and flee the multiplex when the aliens/terrorists/monsters reduce New York to dust?
EXIT: A Mobile Guide to the Post Apocalypse is an ongoing experiment in smartphone-based storytelling that offers an escape from the doomsday thinking that is ruining our collective imaginations. Composed of a suite of interconnected nonfiction stories told through photography, writing, and video, EXIT dares users to entertain a shocking possibility: that mankind may survive (and even thrive) beyond the challenges that await us in the future.
EXIT is a co-production of POV Digital and Jongsma + O'Neill, and was an Official Selection: SXSW Future of Entertainment 2016
Spike is an augmented reality app that puts the power and resources of a Hollywood crew into the hands of DIY filmmakers.
Made exclusively for the Microsoft HoloLens, Spike allows independent directors working on location to lay out camera positions, choose lenses, and pre-visualize scenes—without bringing on a single extra crew member. Spike was created during the 2016 Fox Innovation Lab/Microsoft Hackathon.
Empire: Bakermat is an interactive documentary that weaves together two storylines that play out in and around Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. Each year, Schiphol’s mortuary coordinates the transport of about 2000 dead bodies to and from The Netherlands. Many of the deceased are Dutch citizens who were born elsewhere, including in former Dutch colonies like Suriname and Indonesia. Meanwhile, on the edges of Schiphol, Dutch airplane spotters camp out with cameras and binoculars, waiting to catch a glimpse of their favorite planes taking off and landing. From the flat landscape, the airplanes glisten as symbols of liberation.
Empire: Bakermat won the top prize at the 2013 POV Hackathon, a new media development event sponsored by PBS's long-running documentary program POV.