I was born a Shropshire Lad in 1968 and grew up obsessing about music and films. My first love aged 7 years old was a tape recorder and I used it to document and replay the best bits of my world.
Upon leaving home I veered between careers in music and stone masonry before settling on film-making where I instantly engaged with new digital technology. Then a 660AV Apple Mac stopped me in my tracks in the mid 90’s and led me down the golden path to interactive storytelling.
Between 1995 and 2008 I logged approximately 13,000 hours creating interactive movie games, networked story prototypes and online experiences. I got my interactive work shown internationally, filled a book of useful contacts and developed some extraordinary techniques for audience engagement.
Since 2008 most of my waking moments have been taken up developing, producing and consulting to create compelling stories and unforgettable user experiences at Bellyfeel and Bellyfeel Media. I help companies and individuals to make good use of the crazy technology we surround ourselves with today and work in partnership with them develop new aspects to their business and stories.
I also deliver talks and training around the world at Media Festivals.
And I have recently published my first book:
Set The Storyworld To Random
In my time-off, I marvel at the way kids naturally interact with technology driven stories by hanging out with my 11 year old daughter – then I bore her by playing my Mandolin.
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