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 Stories was founded in 2018 by director/writer Harmke Heezen and creative technologist Mike Robbins, who have many years of experience in award-winning digital and audiovisual documentary work.
We collaborate with partners such as the Alte Nationalgalerie, the Israel Museum, and the German rap group Die Fantastischen Vier. Experiences have been featured in venues like IDFA, CPH:DOX, DOK Leipzig, Bergen International Film Festival, and DocAviv, and 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.