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Sunday, March 15

11:00am CDT

Cinematic Virtual Reality: Immersive Storytelling

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Shannon Gans

Producer, New Deal Studios
Shannon is CEO of New Deal Studios, a 21st Century Creative Studio. Though best known for her career in visual effects on over 150 of the biggest films and commercials in the past 20 years including "Interstellar." She has produced feature films, web content, virtual reality for theme... Read More →

Matthew Gratzner

Dir, New Deal Studios
MATTHEW GRATZNER - Writer/Director/Producer

Ian Hunter

Dir, New Deal Studios
Ian Hunter is multi-disciplined artist who has established himself as a visionary storyteller in motion picture visual effects and production. Bringing his unique style and creative vision to each of his projects, Hunter has won VES Awards for his work on "The Dark Knight” and... Read More →

Gregory Plotkin

Dir, Jalupy Productions Inc
Gregory Plotkin is a Los Angeles native who grew up enamored with the film industry, specifically editing and directing. He graduated from UCLA and started working in the studio editorial system eventually helping shape the fledgling genre of "found footage” with "Paranormal Activity... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
ACC Austin Suite

3:30pm CDT

DocLab Showcase: How to Play with VR, Physical Spaces and Ink

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Amy Rose

co-director, Anagram
Amy Rose is one half of Anagram.

Caspar Sonnen

Founder/Curator IDFA DocLab, IDFA DocLab
Sonnen is Head of New Media at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and curator of the festival’s IDFA DocLab, a conference and competition program for new forms of documentary and interactive storytelling. In 2008, Sonnen founded IDFA DocLab to create a... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
ACC Austin Suite
Monday, March 16

12:30pm CDT

Tool-Kit for Crafting an Interactive Documentary


Cathy Fischer

Sr Content Producer, ITVS
Cathy R Fischer, cross-platform content producer/marketer/connector and translator, began her career as a publicity intern for director Robert Altman. After working in independent film, the performing arts, politics and HBO, Cathy joined public media funder ITVS, where she launched... Read More →
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Andrew Grace

Filmmaker, Moon Winx Films
Andrew Beck Grace is an award winning documentary filmmaker based in Alabama. His 2012 film, “Eating Alabama,” was funded by ITVS, premiered at SXSW, played over 40 festivals worldwide, and aired nationally on PBS in July of 2013. The film was awarded Best Documentary by the James... Read More →
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Mike Robbins

Partner, Helios Design Labs
Mike is a Partner and Creative Technologist at Helios Design Labs, where he has been for the last 15 years. He oversees the interactive part of Helios' creative output. Recent storytelling projects that he has worked on in include Highrise with Kat Cizek and the NFB, Offshore with... Read More →
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Alex Wittholz

Creative Dir, Helios Design Labs
Alex is Partner and Creative Director at Helios Design Labs. Born in Germany and raised in South East Asia, Alex grew up surrounded by both the minimalism of modern European design as well as the visual chaos of the developing world. He has spent his career unsuccessfully trying to... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
ACC Austin Suite

2:00pm CDT

Stories Asunder: Tales for the Internet of Things

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Shaun Dubuque

Principal Software Engineer, Retailmenot Inc Labs
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Sam Patteson

Lead Mobile Developer, Rosetta Stone Ltd
Sam Patteson was raised in the bucolic and isolated Shenandoah Valley near Staunton, Virginia. He has had many different jobs in his professional life including coppersmith, construction worker, bartender, door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman, and most recently, lead mobile software... Read More →
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Heath Pecorino

Artistic Director, The Dead Horse Drum, The Short Box
Michael Heath Pecorino is an artist who lives with his wife, the artist M Hillary, and their family in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was a founding member of Ampersand Arts in Staunton, Virginia, and served as the Visual Arts and Music Artistic Director for three years. Before moving... Read More →
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Lisa Woods

UX/UI Designer, thirteen23
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Klasien van de Zandschulp

Sr Interaction Designer, Lava Lab
Klasien is an interaction designer. She works as designer & curator for Lava Lab and as an independent interaction designer. She created several digital (art) projects such as an interactive storytelling application for Dutch historical art, the augmented audio application ‘HearUsHere... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
ACC Austin Suite

3:30pm CDT

Behind the Blue Screen: Video Stories from Iran

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Jaap van Heusden

Owner, Jaap van Heusden
Jaap van Heusden (1979) studied at the Dutch film academy, graduating as a director in 2005 with his film ‘Een ingewikkeld verhaal, eenvoudig verteld’ which was shortlisted for a student oscar. Since then he has directed and screenwritten several short films, documentaries, and... Read More →
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Ruben Pater

Designer, Untold Stories
Under the name Untold Stories Ruben Pater creates visual narratives about geopolitical issues. He initiates projects in which research is followed by visuals ways of storytelling for a wide audience, creating new relations between journalism and design. His ‘Drone Survival Guide... Read More →
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Ernst-Jan Pfauth

Co-founder & Publisher, De Correspondent
Ernst-Jan Pfauth (1986) is co-founder and publisher of De Correspondent, a Dutch-language, online journalism platform that offers background, analysis, investigative reporting, and the kinds of stories that tend to escape the radar of mainstream media because they do not conform to... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
ACC Austin Suite
Tuesday, March 17

11:00am CDT

Spiritually, Through Interactive Technology


Opeyemi Olukemi

Mgr/Interactive, Tribeca Film Institute
Opeyemi has managed the TFI New Media Fund since 2011 and expanded the Interactive department to include TFI Interactive—a day-long immersion into the world of digital storytelling, Interactive Playground—an arena showcasing immersive technologies and projects, Tribeca Sandbox—an... Read More →
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Michel Reilhac

Independent Interactive Story Architect, MELANGE
After over 10 years as head of cinema for the french german public broadcaster Arte in Paris, producing over 25 independant films from all over the world yearly, and buying over 160 features yearly, I am now an independant transmedia and story writer/ Director / Consultant. Currently... Read More →

Ilo von Seckendorff

NetLab Director, DOK Leipzig
Ilo von Seckendorff has actively involved with DOK Leipzig since 2001. Since 2012 Ilo is head of DOK Training at DOK Leipzig. She started to bring transmedia to DOK Leipzig, curating cross media screenings and case studies and initiating the DOK Leipzig Net Lab, an international two... Read More →

Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
ACC Austin Suite