The Intergalactic Hanseatic League // 01 – 31 OCTOBER 2021
The IHL was a climate change themed sci-fi, time-travel adventure which took place across King’s Lynn town centre and online at the-ihl.com.
As director, co-writer and filmmaker I led a team of 24 artists and creatives with creative support from over 800 local young people.
In development for about 18 months the IHL was produced by Collusion.
For full details and credits visit the Collusion Project Website.
The IHL are a crew of three time travellers from 2225 – the Captain (played by Kate Dickie), the Navigator, and the Computer who are urgently attempting to contact the people of King’s Lynn, Norfolk in 2021.
In the 23rd century, ‘Earthport Lynn’, as it’s known, is a thriving, bustling spaceport as well as a holiday destination for intergalactic tourists. A pivotal historical event in late 2021 called the MINDSHIFT changed the course of history – averting the climate crisis and leading to a thriving, happy planet and remarkable advances in time and space travel. But, there’s been a glitch in spacetime. The IHL must fix it – if they don’t, the MINDSHIFT won’t happen, plunging Earth into an alternative future of climate chaos. That’s why they’re here: to find out what went right in Lynn 2021, so that they can save their future – and ours.
Mysterious TRANSMISSIONS from the crew of the IHL Discovery appeared in King’s Lynn’s cinemas, shops and on social media. After dark, visitors IHL PORTALS to see more of the IHL’s story projected onto five historic buildings.
Collusion // The IHL - Documentary
This 14-minute documentary shares the process of making and delivering the project, including interviews and footage with
participating children, young people and schools, plus the team of creatives behind the project.
Directed, filmed & edited by Gavin Toomey
Drone and Eastgate film footage filmed by Matthew Usher Photography
Music Composed by CLIP
Project Produced by Collusion Cambridge Ltd.
4 x IHL Transmission Films // Cinema / High St / Online
On Greyfriars Tower, a 13th Century Franciscan monestary tower, they played the MESSAGE IN A SHUTTLE retro arcade game to send messages into ‘space’ written by the town’s primary school children, then interacted with
the INTERGALACTIC SYNTHESIZER on the pergolas.