Taking Story Into the Future

Story Edge brings together storytellers, designers, creative technologists and producers to collaborate on transformative, immersive stories told across interactive digital platforms.
Through a series of Sandboxes we offer master-classes and labs designed to build interactive digital story-world capabilities. The shape of each Sandbox is determined by the topic and the mentors – all based around the theme of creating an interactive story.  

Story Edge is a companion event to the Screen Edge Forum and Doc Edge Festival. It continues the work of the Documentary New Zealand Trust to seed innovation in the NZ Screen sector.

Story Edge is supported by the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ on Air.
Upcoming Event: 
May/June 2017
More information to come soon.



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Creating Immersive Stories

1 – 4pm, 1 April 2017  |  Film and TV School
86 Vivian Street, Wellington

This Story Edge Sandbox will provide insights from Weta Digital and StoryBox directors on techniques to create immersive stories – the intersection of story and digital arts.
Weta Digital – pipeline development supervisor Kevin Romond in a Q and A on working at Weta Digital,  creating story worlds using VFX – and how to make a career in this unfolding discipline.  Kevin and his team have delivered complex simulated effects for over a dozen feature films including Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Adventures of Tintin, Iron Man 3, Prometheus, The Avengers, Man of Steel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. His work on Tintin earned him an Annie Award for Animated Effects. He also lectures at Victoria University and helped develop a Master’s degree in digital content creation and visual effects.

Storybox directors Rob Appierdo and Jess Feast on creating an immersive story: Get inspired by your own location as you discover insights into site-specific immersive installations at the intersection of art and design technology. After a brainstorming session with Storybox directors, walk away with ideas on how to develop your own site-specific adventure. Rob and Jess are the force behind some truly innovative stories and events including “The Woman Who Forgot”, a Wellington Festival digital immersive project.

Designed for anyone interested in extending their storytelling into new media, looking for inspiration and new directions. Learn about the world of immersive storytelling through the intersection of art, design and digital technology.

Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 student (ID required)