bloc // August 19, 2013

Digital Producer Labs: Introducing the Cohort ⁄⁄

National Theatre Wales are delighted to announce the cohort of Digital Producers, who will join them and Watershed in a new programme that fosters digital talent, and aims to catalyse development of creative technology projects in Wales.

Supported by Arts Council Wales, Watershed’s Digital Producers Lab is the first programme of its kind to take place in the country. It aims to train a brilliant cohort of Digital Producers, who will go on to support each other, create new business opportunities and enable audiences to enjoy extraordinary new cultural experiences.

The twelve participants are:

Alison John, Co-founder of yello brick creative marketing agency and Cardiff’s annual PlayARK games festival.
Tom Rack, Creative Director of NoFit State Circus and recent recipient of a prestigious Creative Wales Award.
Matt Ball, Freelance theatre maker and until recently, Creative Associate at National Theatre Wales (where he set up WalesLab) prior to joining NTW, Matt was Artistic Director of Camden People’s Theatre.
David Massey, Digital Manager at Welsh National Opera.
Craig Morrison, Artist and curator of blinc digital festival in Conwy.
Ruth Lloyd, New to Wales and setting up as a freelance producer, building of ten years of experience gained at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
Lisa Heledd Jones, Director of Storyworks, a fledgling company that presents personal stories creatively, innovatively and appropriately, through short film, digital stories, performance and installation.
Anne Siegel, Independent filmmaker, events producer and Education & Creative Technology Manager at Ffotogallery in Cardiff.
Laura Cotton, Development editor for Touchpaper Television and producer of Codi Pais, a comedy-drama series for S4C, to broadcast in early 2015.
Sarah Jane Leigh, Freelance Arts Producer and Promoter, currently working on good cop bad cop and Chapter Arts Centre’s Dylan Thomas 100 project, Teifi Emerald and Acts of Beauty’s production WiLD, Buddug James Jones’ production Hiraeth and Youth of Creative Arts’ Project Fio.
Michael Cousin, Founder and producer of Outcasting and co-founder of Outcasting: Fourth Wall (O:4W), Wales’ first artists’ moving image festival.
Catryn Ramasut, Founder of ie ie productions, a Cardiff-based production company set up with partner Gruff Rhys in 2006. Prior work included roles within radio, television, print and advertising for BBC Radio 1, Marmalade Magazine and M&C Saatchi.

For more information on the programme, please head over to Watershed’s page. The Digital Producers Lab runs between September and November 2013 and bloc is excited to see what comes out of this programme.