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I am NOT a WOMAN, I am NOT an IMMIGRANT, I am NOT an AMERICAN, I am NOT WHITE - I am a just ANOTHER HUMAN with NO COUNTRY, NO FLAG, NO RELIGION, and NO PROBLEMS telling STORIES that help dissolve boundaries and the illusion of separation between people due to race, gender or class to help craft a more inclusive WORLD.
And I am your HUMAN if you are looking for someone to create or consult on engaging, moving, sometimes laugh-out-loud, and technically challenging stories in both traditional and new media. I am the new breed of transmedia storytelling talent envisioning and realizing the future of media and a more just world.
I currently serve as the CEO & Chief Creative Officer of little GIANT Wolf, a value-driven trans-cultural transmedia story studio focused on multi-platform serialized projects that help make global issues personal and offers tools to people around the world to tell their own stories. We apply the same approach for brands, agencies, publications, and non-profits to engage with their audiences and consumers more meaningfully.
Transmedia = a grand polymyth™ told across multiple platforms and formats; both old and new; together with the audience.
Polymyth™ = cyclical journeys or quests undertaken by multiple mythical heroes with unpredictable natures and uncertain fates within one storyworld.
As a thought leader in Transmedia Storytelling and New Media with a focus in Social Impact and User Experience, I am regularly invite to give talks and speak on panels in-house or at conferences and film festivals world-wide. Please see the SPEAKING section for full list of my past speaking engagements and for more information if you would like to invite me to be part of yours. You can reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also contributes to such publications as UploadVR on Transmedia Storytelling and New Media. Please see the WRITING section for articles and other writing.
I teach traditional and VR filmmaking part-time at the New York Film Academy where I helped craft the VR curriculum and faculty.
I also serve as the CEO & Chief Creative Officer of Howl For Change, a startup building the social media impact platform of the future and the global network of change and impact rooted in storytelling. Our mission is to help people to discover the power of storytelling for themselves and empower them to help craft the society of tomorrow where we take care of each other so everyone wins.
“Stories are the building blocks of society; to change society, we need to craft powerful new stories.”
We recently launched The Howl For Change Speaker Series, an event series that revolves around a live recording of inspiring conversations with individuals from all walks of life about how they harness the power of storytelling for positive impact. Our first episode with Hepi Mita is live and you can find it on any major podcast service and YouTube or you can follow this link: https://www.howlforchange.org/speakerseries
SOME OF MY CLIENTS, who think I'm quite swell, include:
Girl Icon - World Premier at SXSW 2019, Official Selections of Tribeca Film Festival 2019, BEIJING FILM FESTIVAL 2019 Asian Premiere, BioBio Cine 2019, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival 2019, UN Women SF Global Voices Film Festival 2019, Katapult Future Fest 2019, The People's Film Festival 2019, Transilvania International Film Festival 2019, Women Deliver Global Conference 2019, SHEFFIELD INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2019, Nantucket Film Festival 2019, The Tomorrow's Stories Festival 2019.
Paper Doll Origami - Official Selection Kaleidoscope VR 2018, World VR Forum 2018, Cross Video Days 2017, Future of StoryTelling 2017, VR Pitchfest #2 and 2nd Round of the Sundance New Frontier Story Lab.
NO APOLOGIES - Official Selections of Future of StoryTelling 2017, Jump Into VR Fest 2017, Filmchella 2017, Sofia Independent Film Festival 2017, StoryShifter: Where Entertainment & Tech Intersect For Social Good 2017.
PRESS/MEDIA/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS (a select list):
A COUPLE OF FUN FACTS ABOUT MYSELF:
1) I shared a Jeep from Timbuktu to the Sahara with Henry Rollins.
2) I love Marmite.
3) My great x10 uncle was Rubens.
4) I spent 10 days in the jungle with the FARC.
5) My first car was a 1978 Citroen 2CV.
6) If I had a pet it would be a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog.
7) I'm a true European mutt.
8) I jump out of planes whenever I get a chance to.
9) I have spent a night on The Beach.
10) Richard Parker watches over my living room.