McCarren Park Part I: Hipster Dinos, Transmedia, and Producing Something for Nothing



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McCarren Park Part I: Hipster Dinos, Transmedia, and Producing Something for Nothing

Please Note: This event has been moved to the Howard Gilman Theater.

"Nothing ruins a good party like a Velociraptor attack. And when a group of urban hipsters gets caught up in a whirlwind of Mesozoic fury, it’ll take more than PBR and vinyl records to get them out alive."

McCarren Park is an interactive educational transmedia experience available on phones, the Internet and even a card game.  In this session, a selection of scenes in the first half of the narrative will be combined with lessons learned creating the feature for under $3500.00  How do you inspire collaborators to engage in your story world? What are some tactics that worked on this project and others to build an audience and to get that audience to add their own content into the story world? How do you create a story that can translate from one platform to another? How do you do that without a huge budget? Finally, what are the barriers to production on a miniscule budget and how can you overcome them? Presenters include Caitlin Burns (Starlight Runner/McCarren Park); Steele Filipek (Starlight Runner/McCarren Park).

Caitlin Burns (Co-Producer)

A Transmedia Producer with Starlight Runner Entertainment, Caitlin Burns creates and influences fictional universes that are familiar to millions worldwide. Building on a background of Theatrical and Event Production she has worked on Pirates of the Caribbean, and Tron Legacy for Disney, James Cameron’s Avatar, Halo for Microsoft, The Happiness Factory for Coca-Cola, Men in Black for Sony Pictures and Transformers for Hasbro. She has also worked with Showtime, Nickelodeon, Scholastic, Nelvana, and Wieden+Kennedy.  She is on the Board of the Producer’s Guild of America’s New Media Council and the Advisory Board the Tribeca New Media Fund. She is currently working on a slate that includes major motion pictures, documentary feature films and television shows in the United States, Italy, Mexico, Canada and Brazil.

Steele Tyler Filipek (Co-Producer)

Steele Tyler Filipek is an award-winning writer of screenplays, video games, stageplays, comic books, children's books, and short stories. In addition, he has produced transmedia content for such companies as Microsoft, Hasbro, Sony, and Disney in his role as Senior Writer and Lead Editor at Starlight Runner Entertainment.

Series: NYFF50: Convergence

Venue: Howard Gilman Theater

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