Introducing 13 New Frontier Story Lab Advisors and Their Innovative Work

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Over the last six days the New Frontier Story Lab at the Sundance Resort has facilitated new conversations between an inspiring group of creative professionals about how to innovate the art and form of story.One of the biggest takeaways was the value of spending deep reflective time on story with artists coming from incredibly diverse disciplines. Many of the conversations focused on ways to evoke empathy in these new forms, how to give the audience presence or a feeling of being embodied, and how to co-create experiences within a community. Epiphanies abounded and I’m eagerly anticipating the ways these new ideas will manifest in both the Fellows’ projects and the Advisors’ creative practices.  

I couldn’t begin to give the full scope of these conversations within the limitations of this post. In fact, I think the full meaning of what we experienced will take time to land in my own understanding. But I’d love you to imagine what conversations took place between our Fellows and these masters of story, moving image and story-enabling technology:

Dana Dansereau (Interactive Producer, NFB's Digital Studio, Bear 71)

Kathleen Forde (Artistic Director at Large, Borusan Contemporary)

Anselm Hook (Programmer and Artist)

Kevin Kuhlke (Playwright/Director, former Chair of the Drama Dept. at NYU's Tisch School of The Arts)

Mark Monroe (Filmmaker, The Cove, Sound City, Dayani Cristal)

Susan O'Connor, (Video Game Writer, Tomb Raider, BioShock)

Torfi Frans Olafsson (Creative Director, EVE Online Universe IP)

Ricardo Rivera (Founder, Klip Collective)

Ted Schilowitz (Futurist, 20th Century Fox; founding member, RED Digital Cinema)

Joan Tewkesbury (Writer/Director, Nashville, Chicago Hope)
Sarah Treem (Producer/Writer, House of Cards, In Treatment)

Lynette Wallworth (Artist, Evolution of Fearlessness, Coral: Rekindling Venus)

Erin Cressida Wilson (Screenwriter, Secretary, Chloe)

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