About us


Honkytonk Films was founded in 2007 by Arnaud Dressen and Benoit de Vilmorin.

From 2007 to 2016, we developed, produced and distributed interactive documentary films that give a unique, yet universal perspective on today’s most important trends and events.

From entertainment to politics we brought non-fiction stories to an international audience in partnership with leading broadcasters and news portals, using both creativity and technology to create compelling programs.

In parallels, we launched Klynt and incubated Wonda VR, a creative software company dedicated to immersive learning & training.

In 2016, the production activities were stopped so the team can concentrate fully on the development and growth of Wonda VR.

Awards & recognitions

At the forefront of new media storytelling, the company and its original approach to documentary filmmaking got featured in some of the most cutting-edge documentary festivals and new media
events (including IDFA (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Prix Europa (Berlin, Germany), Sheffield Doc/Fest (Sheffield, UK) and South by Soutwest (Austin, USA).

Past productions include:
Journey To The End of Coal (Samuel Bollendorff & Abel Ségrétin)
Best Interactive Program (National Author Guild (SCAM– Paris, France)
The Big Issue (Samuel Bollendorff & Olivia Colo)
Special Commendation – Emerging Media Award (2010 Prix Europa – Berlin, Germany)
Special Commendation – Innovation Award (2010 Sheffield Doc/Fest – Sheffield, UK)

Other References

Le Monde Interactif, France 5, Current TV (USA), le Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Hermés, Universal Music France, la RATP, La Mutualité Française, Le Centre Régional d’Information et de Prévention contre le Sida (CRIPS), ARTE, Canal +, La Fondation Caisses d’Epargne pour la solidarité, The World Wild Fund, and The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Le Grand Incendie

by Samuel Bollendorff & Olivia Colo with France Televisions

Rapporteur de crise

by Samuel Bollendorff & Olivia Colo
with Curiosphere.tv & Liberation.fr


by Lionel Brouet
with Orange.fr

Le Challenge

by Laëtitia Moreau
with CANAL+

The Big Issue

by Samuel Bollendorff & Olivia Colo
with france 5

Journey to the End of Coal

by Samuel Bollendorff & Abel Ségrétin
with lemonde.fr