The Inventors

Interactive Episode

The Inventors, was a “Digital special” supporting the on-air series Inside No. 9. We worked with BBC Comedy and BBC Connected Studios to make an online stand-alone story written by Ed Hime. It forms part of Inside No. 9’s anthology of darkly comic tales, created by the minds of Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith (The League Of Gentlemen, Psychoville), adding to the six separate 30-minute episodes. The story is told in a unique digital format, replacing linear video with a series of cinematic photographs or ‘cinemagraphs’ with dialogue. Each cinemagraph captures a single moment in Andy and Dennis’s adventure through a still image, which contains an isolated piece of movement that repeats on an infinite loop. Audiences can move the story along when they want to by clicking or swiping, depending on their device.