11.02.2019 - Bass Breche, Amin Dora, moderated by Meredith Burkholder
Just how tricky can online storytelling get? Talents Alums, writer Bass Breche and director Amin Dora, the Lebanese architects of numerous interactive web series (Shankaboot.tv, undocumented.xyz), share the intricacies of scripting stories and alternatives. The narrative format is a challenge in itself, as the storytellers engage audiences on the other side of the computer screen with stories and choices folded into a few minutes of film. Although this session departs from practicalities such as the writing, editing and online presentation of a web series, we can click on the opportunity to tackle bigger questions. Indeed, if interactive storytelling presents us with seemingly endless choices, what does this do to our sense of wrong and right? Under the threat of censorship, their choice to tell stories online is anything but anecdotal.
Meredith Burkholder is the founder and CEO of the first international, digital short form series festival in Germany, Webfest Berlin. Before relocating to Germany, she studied Art History at Boston University and spent 10 years producing photo and TV in New York City. She is also the founder and CEO of Ensoki Productions. The 5th edition of Webfest Berlin will take place on Sept 12-14, 2019.