VR at Reframed Talks, April 2017. Photo: Zoe Manders
VR at Reframed Talks, April 2017. Photo: Zoe Manders




Reframed is a project development programme, presented by Lighthouse Studio and Creative England, exploring immersive and interactive storytelling.

Learn about immersive and interactive storytelling at Reframed
Learn about immersive and interactive storytelling at Reframed

Bringing together storytelling and technological pioneers from the converging worlds of film, gaming and contemporary arts and media, Reframed provides structured learning and workshops, combined with high-level mentoring from industry experts (see Residential Contributors below), peer-to-peer support, and space to test and explore ideas in a stimulating, fun and collaborative environment.

In May, seven individuals/teams were selected to each develop a project idea working across interactive and/or immersive formats such as VR, games, augmented reality and 360°. By the end of the programme, these concepts will be developed into well considered and researched proposals, ready to be presented and pitched to potential funders and partners.

Over five residential sessions held at Lighthouse, running July-October, participants will learn about the fundamentals of story, technology and audience when working with immersive and interactive content, and gain an understanding of the current financial and distribution landscape.

Elliot Hall, Tom Bowtell and Dr Ariana Ciula – Digital Ghost Hunt
Lucy Hammond and Esther Richardson – Traitor
George Butler, Adas Slezas, Olivia Madume and Szymon Wyrzkowski – The Digital Cocoon
Harmeet Chagger-Khan – Elixir of Life
Rachel Henson and Neil Manuell – Home Range
Steven Eastwood – Neurotribes
Dee Harvey – Hope is the Killer

Find out more about our resident’s projects and their experience on the scheme in our Reframed Project Development Programme blogs.

Catherine Allen – Virtual Reality Producer and Curator
Mark Atkins – Director, Crossover
Tom Millen – Director, Crossover
Robin McNicholas – Co-founder and Creative Director, Marshmallow Laser Feast
Matt Locke – Director, Storythings
Simon WilkinsonCirca 69
Paul Hayes – Programmer, Creative Technologist and Developer
Nick Driftwood & Donna CloseDriftwood

Read more about our Reframed contributors. More to be announced soon.

PHOTOS: The Residencies
Reframed Project Development Programme 2017

Reframed is run by Lighthouse as part of its Studio programme, and supported by the National Lottery through the BFI and Creative England.

The Reframed Project Development Programme is sponsored by Unity Technologies, Make Real, Sony, Vision 3, and Rewind.

The Reframed Project Development Programme is part of a wider programme, which included a series of Reframed Talks and Workshops with leaders and innovators from the fields of film, games, sound, contemporary arts and media to explore emerging practices within the realm of immersive and interactive storytelling.

PHOTOS: Reframed Talks and Workshops 2017
Reframed 2017 – Talks & Workshops

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