The NS commissioned us to make a film for their internal safety training programme about the importance and structure of the NS Reizigers safety management system. The objective of the film was to make all the NS employees, from director to driver, aware of the fact that they are a link in the safety chain. We used dominoes as a metaphor to describe the continuous, never-ending process of trains running and bringing passengers to their destinations, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. As an actor talks about the importance of safety, we see a field of dominoes in which certain patterns, movements or lines visually depict and reinforce the story. The metaphor of the dominoes then resurfaces consistently throughout the entire training programme.

Concept & Direction
Piet-Harm Sterk

Jelle Odé

Raymi Sambo

Jorrit Kleijnen

Domino field
Dutch Domino Team