Ben Lewis, Director
Ben Lewis is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, author, and art critic whose films have been commissioned by the BBC, Arte, and many broadcasters from Europe, North America, and Australia. Among his credits are The King of Communism: The Pomp and Pageantry of Nicolae Ceausescu, which won a Grierson Award in 2002; and Hammer and Tickle: The Communist Joke Book, which premiered at the New York Tribeca Film Festival 2006 and won best documentary at the Zurich Film Festival in the same year. However, he is best known for his series about contemporary artists, Art Safari, which has been shown in the UK, Europe, Australia, and America, and which won a bronze at the New York Television Awards and a German Grimme Prize in 2007. Art Safari featured films on Maurizio Cattelan, Takashi Murakami, Matthew Barney, Sophie Calle, and Wim Delvoye, among others. He also produced a limited edition Art Safari film on DVD, commissioned by the Deutsche Bank for their exhibition “Affinities” at the Deutsche Guggenheim in 2007.
Femke Wolting, Producer
Femke Wolting is executive director of Holland’s leading transmedia production outfit, Submarine, which she co-founded with Bruno Felix in 2000. Spanning film, animation, non-fiction and interactive genres, Submarine boasts a roster of award-winning productions created in collaboration with an extensive network of international creatives. Femke produced among others such films as Peter Greenaway’s feature Rembrandt’s J’accuse, documentaries like Another Perfect World, internationally-distributed animation series such as Kika & Bob, and games that push new forms of storytelling, such as Collapsus. Wolting has directed a number of award-winning projects for VPRO, including Sneakers and It’s the End of TV As We Know It. Additionally she was the initiator of Exploding Cinema (1995-2001), Rotterdam Film Festival's annual look at the future of media, which included exhibitions at — among others — the Architecture Museum Rotterdam (NAI), Museum Boymans van Beuningen, conferences, and film programs.
Bruno Felix, Producer