an interactive documentary that uses social media and non linear strategies to explore the proliferating world of offshore oil and gas production.
When you first get on the site and you start looking around, you’re transported back to the early 90s and the world of “Myst”.
According to its creator, Brenda Longfellow it did not start as an interactive doc. It became one because of the access issue AND the talent of Helios.
We became convinced that the interactive documentary could stage a more intimate encounter by implicating individual viewers in a visceral experience of having to navigate through the noisy and unsettling architecture of an oil rig. So if the oil companies wouldn’t let us film on their rigs: we would build our own… in 3 D.