High Road Stories is a Berlin-based studio for documentary VR, AR, and interactive content. As a multidisciplinary team, we create digital experiences as well as manage their production with an international network of talented artists.
High Road was founded in 2018 by director/writer Harmke Heezen and creative technologist Mike Robbins, who have many years of experience in the field of digital and audiovisual documentary production in Germany, Canada and the Netherlands. Mike Robbins is also partner at the Toronto studio Helios Design Labs, where he has been creating award-winning interactive work for the last 20 years.
Our experiences have been featured in venues like IDFA, DOK Leipzig, Bergen International Film Festival, and DocAviv, and will be accessible from 2019 in museums and exhibitions around the world.
Harmke is a director, writer and creative producer.
After a master’s degree in Film Studies from Utrecht University, she directed and produced for the Arts & Culture department of the Dutch national public broadcaster AVRO. As an independent filmmaker in Berlin she has made web series and interactive documentaries, commissioned by, among others, the BBC, Arte Creative and the Goethe-Institut.
For previous work, visit harmkeheezen.com.
Mike is producer, director, and creative technologist.
As partner at his company Helios Design Labs in Toronto he worked on award-winning interactive documentaries such as the Quipu Project, Digital Me, After The Storm, Highrise, and Offshore. This work has been featured in such venues as IDFA, Sheffield DocFest, smartFip@, and Bristol iDocs. Mike studied Visual Arts in Toronto.
For previous work, visit heliosdesignlabs.com.