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Cross Media I: Creating Identity for Your Project

09.02.2015 - Sean Coleman, Miranda Fleming, Raphaëlle Huysmans, Liz Rosenthal, Essi Suomela, Timo Vuorensola

    Interactive storytelling experiences as well as games are often considered as secondary in the development of traditional media products, as part of marketing not part of the core story. Liz Rosenthal, CEO and founder of Power to the Pixel, and writer and producer Sean Coleman (NETWARS) will explore how cross media approaches and new forms of interactive media can be used more efficiently to incubate new stories and projects for today’s connected audiences. Whether for a feature film, a TV series or new media project, a strategic cross-platform approach to story development and rapid prototyping of your idea will help develop your project and audience simultaneously. Followed by: Network Breakout 15:30–16:30 // HAU3, Top Floor Interested in raising funds and building an audience through crowdfunding? During this relaxed get-together hosted by Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, you can speak directly to Indiegogo representatives about crowdfunding your project. In addition, the Berlinale Talents experts from the cross media panels will be refreshing themselves and looking forward to meeting you at this mixer.


    Sean Coleman

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    Scriptwriter, novelist and producer, who has created a number of hugely successful and award-winning cross-platform projects for Living TV, Trouble, O2, Sony Pictures, Fox International, Bebo.com, MSN, Channel 4 and the BBC. He is currently the lead writer of MILLI – a series of picture books, interactive storybooks for tablets and animated television shows for pre-school children. Last year, he wrote a three-part graphic novel series for the cross-platform project “Netwars: OUT of CTRL”. At the same time he completed his first crime thriller novel, “The Code” – also part of the NETWARS project. His second novel in the NETWARS series, “Down Time”, was published in January this year.

    Miranda Fleming

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    Miranda is UK Film & Creative for Indiegogo. She supports film campaigns launching on Indiegogo in the UK and Europe and is an award winning producer of short and feature films. She's been the executive producer of the Sundance winning feature film ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE, produced the feature film DUMMY, which starred Aaron Johnson (50 Shades of Grey) and was distributed by Lionsgate and sold by Shoreline Entertainment.

    Raphaëlle Huysmans

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    French-Canadian multi-platform producer. In 2008 she started as a project manager of several television and web projects at the multi-platform production house TOXA. She is handling the development, financing and production of TOXA’s TV and interactive projects. Among others, she has overseen the production of DISPARUS, a humorous interactive investigation (Radio-Canada.ca), the documentary game and film FORT MCMONEY (NFB/ARTE) and the TV series TAMY@UK (Évasion).

    Liz Rosenthal

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    An expert in interactive, VR and cross-platform storytelling and business models, Liz Rosenthal is the founder and CEO of Power to the Pixel, a leading innovation company based in London. Power to the Pixel advises organisations on innovation strategies, development labs, markets and programmes and helps creators and businesses to develop and finance stories that engage connected audiences.

    Essi Suomela

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    Essi runs the company Space Boy with Timo Vuorensola. SPACEBOY is a crowd funding and production company focusing on consulting crowd funding campaigns and producing feature films and TV.

    Timo Vuorensola

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    Finnish writer and director. After short films and music videos he directed STAR WRECK and started an unprecedented online campaign for his audience to fund, contribute and participate in his project IRON SKY, which he directed and which became an international breakout hit. Timo is currently working on the sequel and further projects. He has also set up a crowdfunding consulting company Spaceboy, which is consulting film- and other productions to hit and go beyond their crowdfunding goal.