ScreenForever the Australian Screen Producers Association conference program is now live. I’ll be there discussing two topics very dear to my heart - Games and Genre.
I’ll be on the panel, ‘G***E is Not a 4 letter word’ which will approach games from both creative and financing perspectives, focusing on how to adapt linear narrative to interactive platforms using game design. We will focus specifically on story-based games and look at some examples from local and international markets over the last 12 months. The panel will be moderated by all-media producer Ester Harding and include such local luminaries as Morgan Jaffit of Defiant Games and Nathan Anderson of The Project Factory.
In addition to this I’ll also be moderating a session entitled ‘Is Genre the Universal language?’. Genre films are understood universally – and make up the greatest proportion of the top films at the yearly box office. A genre film can dissolve cultural and language barriers at film markets all over the world. They attract audiences and have the most commercial appeal in the international marketplace. However creatively they are often misunderstood. The panelists are an amazing mix of local and international producers including Greg McClean (Wolf Creek), Chris Brown (Daybreakers) and Roy Lee (The Ring, The Grudge)
Very much hope to see you there.