02 Jul 2012

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Two further mentors anounced for DOC Lab 2012

DOC Lab 2012 is excited to announce two further mentors for DOC Lab 2012. In addition to Lina Srivastava, Marc Boothe and Ele Jansen, DOC Lab is pleased that Australians Claire Evans and Jordan Bryon will join our team of mentors.

Our international team of mentors bring together an unprecedented level of international transmedia and screen industry knowledge and contacts to New Zealand. Together with our local experts, our NZ industry is in for a rare treat at a level. This is a not to be missed event. Applications close Friday 29th June at 5pm. (Note: applications now closed). Due to requests, individual lab registration fees are now accepted at $ 200 per person or else, $ 565 per team of 3.

Our additional mentors are:-

Claire Evans (AUD)

Claire's producing background is wide and varied with experience in long-form television, film, commercial production, and specialized time in post-production and computer generated imagery. She works across fiction, documentary, games and the world-wide-web and has lectured at AFTRS and other media events. Claire brings knowledge about how to integrate and fund transmedia and cross-media platforms into film projects.  She comes from a film, TV and post-production background, working as a Producer at Rotor Studios specializing for over four years on their Toyota and Lexus business.

In 2010, Claire joined Anna Bay and James Boyce to form Dog Money World as a vehicle for their slate of unique cross-platform creative offerings. With the assistance of Metro Screen and in partnerships with The Project Factory (with over 30 years combined experience in the mobile, gaming and digital production field), they have developed ‘Crime Plays’; an immersive cross platform narrative experience that puts a crime world in the palm of your hands. Using unique delivery mechanisms, it applies a game layer that allows audiences to commit virtual crimes in the real world. Claire also works with The Project Factory to produce cross-platform productions and is currently working on a feature film funded by Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Commission.

Jordan Bryon (AUD)

Jordan is an award winning film-maker, specializing in documentary shorts that highlight people at the periphery. Having over 10 years experience in working with disenfranchised communities, the 29-year-old created a mini-series in collaboration with orphans in Uganda and a cross-platform production interweaving theatre, documentary and music video with elderly people in nursing homes. Her production skills and talent for discovering and developing compelling stories won her a one-year grant from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to work with refugees on the multimedia storytelling project, The Multistory Project.

As a community arts producer, Jordan engages refugees, children from violent backgrounds, people suffering from schizophrenia and people public housing to create their own multimedia stories, thereby developing both digital and life skills.

The Sydney based creative entrepreneur completed one of Australia's most esteemed media production degrees, BA Media Arts and Production at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2010. Ensuing she began building her own NFP community arts organization www.wiredawake.com.au.

Believing in the power of collaborative entrepreneurship, Jordan also established Polynate - a collective for Sydney-based social innovators and creatives to work together, share ideas and skills across projects.

For further information, contact Documentary NZ Trust, Ph: 09 3600329 Fax: 09 3600213 Email: info@documentaryedge.org.nz