The Team

Writer & Director

Dominique Santana is a Luxembourg-Brazilian researcher, director and transmedia storyteller based in Luxembourg. As a creative filmmaker and public historian specialised in digital media and immersive storytelling, Dominique has been inventively bridging the gap between the creative worlds of filmmaking, transmedia storytelling and historical narratives, as with her recent transmedia documentary project “A Colônia Luxemburguesa” (2022). Her work has been selected to international festivals such as Sheffield DocFest and Sunny Side of the Doc.

Dominique holds a Ph.D in History from the University of Luxembourg’s Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), specialised in Transmedia Storytelling and Digital Public History. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and a master’s degree from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, both in History and Art History. Besides her academic and filmmaking activities, Dominique also has 3 years of experience in local TV broadcasting.

Dominique Santana is currently employed at the University of Luxembourg (C2DH) as a postdoctoral researcher, where she is leading this transmedia project.


Samsa Film is, by both its size and number of films, Luxembourg’s biggest production company. In its 37 years of existence, the company has produced one hundred feature films, as well as an equal number of documentaries and shorts, many of which have attracted international acclaim in festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, San Sebastian and Toronto.

The company is run by Bernard Michaux, Jani Thiltges and Claude Waringo. ​ ​

Samsa Film‘s most recent and acclaimed productions include the acclaimed film “Collective“ by Alexander Nanau, which was nominated for the Best International Feature Oscar, “Corsage” by Marie Kreutzer starring Vicky Krieps and “Where is Anne Frank” by Ari Folman.​


Helios Design Labs is a multi-disciplinary design studio specialized in the creation of unique interactive experiences. Driven by design, emerging technologies and a firm belief in the power of stories, they seek out projects that inspire and create change for the better.​

Helios is based in Toronto, with collaborators around the world.​


A platform open to the public as well as a professional institution, the Centre national de l’audiovisuel was created in 1989 and placed under the helm of the Ministry of Culture. ​

The institute’s main mission is to preserve and promote Luxembourg’s audiovisual heritage and to make its large resources of moving image, photography and sound accessible to all through exhibitions, publications, screenings, conferences and other events open to a large audience. ​

Production, distribution, conservation, restoration, creation and education, the CNA’s tasks are multiple and varied and require the participation of numerous national and international experts and creators.


The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is the University of Luxembourg’s third interdisciplinary research centre, focusing on high-quality research, analysis and public dissemination in the field of contemporary Luxembourgish and European history. It promotes an interdisciplinary approach with a particular focus on new digital methods and tools for historical research and teaching.

The C2DH is a research centre of the highest excellence for public outreach and dissemination. Cutting edge public history projects are intertwined with outstanding academic research on the contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe.


TELLUX next produces platforms, comprehensive entertainment projects for film & TV as well as the online and games sector and acts both as a production house and as a creative agency for its partners. As part of the TELLUX Group, TELLUX next is one of Germany’s largest independent film and media companies.

With offices in Berlin, Bonn, Dresden, Erfurt, Halle, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden and Vienna, the vision of the members of the TELLUX Group is to tell original and moving stories in order to constantly offer new inspiration to an international audience. To achieve this continuous goal time after time, we produce high-quality dramas, impressive documentaries and transmedia experiences.


General Inquiries

Samsa Film ​
238C rue de Luxembourg , L-8077 Bertrange , Luxembourg ​ ​

Helios Design Labs ​
166 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Z7, Canada