Digital Producers

A group for those interested in taking part in the Digital Producer Labs programme, which will be run by Watershed and National Theatre Wales in November 2013.

Also a space for Digital Producers/ Technologists/ People interested in Arts and Digital to meet one another, and talk about what we do.

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Digital Producers Lab, Wales

I'm absolutely delighted to be announcing the cohort of Digital Producers, who will join Watershed and National Theatre Wales in a new programme that fosters digital talent, and aims to catalyse development of creative technology projects in Wales.

Supported by Arts Council Wales, Watershed’s Digital Producers Lab is the first programme of its kind to take place in the country. It aims to train a brilliant cohort of Digital Producers, who will go on to support each other, create new business opportunities and enable audiences to enjoy extraordinary new cultural experiences.

We’re delighted to announce that the twelve participants are:

  • Alison John, Co-founder of yello brick creative marketing agency and Cardiff’s annual PlayARK games festival.
  • Tom Rack, Creative Director of NoFit State Circus and recent recipient of a prestigious Creative Wales Award.
  • Matt Ball, Freelance theatre maker and until recently, Creative Associate at National Theatre Wales (where he set up WalesLab) prior to joining NTW, Matt was Artistic Director of Camden People's Theatre.
  • David Massey, Digital Manager at Welsh National Opera.    
  • Craig Morrison, Artist and curator of blinc digital festival in Conwy.
  • Ruth Lloyd, New to Wales and setting up as a freelance producer, building of ten years of experience gained at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
  • Lisa Heledd Jones, Director of Storyworks, a fledgling company that presents personal stories creatively, innovatively and appropriately, through short film, digital stories, performance and installation.
  • Anne Siegel, Independent filmmaker, events producer and Education & Creative Technology Manager at Ffotogallery in Cardiff.               
  • Laura Cotton, Development editor for Touchpaper Television and producer of Codi Pais, a comedy-drama series for S4C, to broadcast in early 2015.
  • Sarah Jane Leigh, Freelance Arts Producer and Promoter, currently working on good cop bad cop and Chapter Arts Centre's Dylan Thomas 100 project, Teifi Emerald and Acts of Beauty's production WiLD, Buddug James Jones’ production Hiraeth and Youth of Creative Arts’ Project Fio.
  • Michael Cousin, Founder and producer of Outcasting and co-founder of Outcasting: Fourth Wall (O:4W), Wales’ first artists’ moving image festival.
  • Catryn Ramasut, Founder of ie ie productions, a Cardiff-based production company set up with partner Gruff Rhys in 2006. Prior work included roles within radio, television, print and advertising for BBC Radio 1, Marmalade Magazine and M&C Saatchi.

For more information on the programme, please head over to Watershed's page. The Digital Producers Lab runs between September and November 2013, we will be blogging the process here in this Digital Producers group.

More soon-


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Day One

Just thought I’d add a quick synopsis of the first day of the Digital Producers Lab. Please feel free to comment, add links, disagree etc. To introduce myself - I’m a Producer at…Continue

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As the programme set up by Watershed/ACW/NTW is named as for digital producers, I'm wondering what you mean by that? In the experiences that I've had, I've been responsible for both the multiplatform…Continue

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Comment by Alison John on July 10, 2014 at 12:04

More talks from ‪#‎playARK2013‬, Nick Tandavanijt from Blast Theory talks about using technology to create new forms of performance‪ #‎performance‬ ‪#‎technology‬ ‪#‎interactive‬ ‪#‎theatre‬ ‪#‎digital‬

Nick Tandavanijt from yellobrick on Vimeo.

Comment by Alison John on March 27, 2014 at 16:27

Missed last year's playARK Talks? We'll be releasing videos of all our speakers each week. First up is Alison Norrington talking about Reclaiming Stories:

Alison Norrington - playARK 2013 from yellobrick on Vimeo.

playARK is an annual two day festival that takes place in Cardiff. It explores playful approaches to learning, living and working now and in the future. The talks feature interesting playful projects (both physical and digital) taking place in the UK and beyond. We are interested in hearing about practices that subvert the norm in some way and push the boundaries of the predefined. The theme of the conference last year was RECLAIMED, looking in particular at story, traditional learning, urban environments, craft/hacking and looking how games and playful experiences exist within these areas.

The games day showcases some of the best talent in street and pervasive games, immersive theatre and interactive projects nationally and internationally.

Comment by Simon Coates on March 24, 2014 at 14:49

Hello digital producers - 

We have announced a new producing opportunity at NTW - Emerging Producers.

Do let me know if you need more info/have any questions.

Closing date is midday on 28th March.

Comment by Alison John on March 11, 2014 at 17:10

Hi everyone, I thought this might be of interest to some of you.

Connected Stories 

1st April - 3rd April 2014 


Connected Stories is a three day workshop event that will be an opportunity for individuals from different disciplines and methodologies to come together to learn, develop and explore what the narrative possibilities are within multiplatform storytelling. During the three days the participants will be taken through a process that will open discussion on transmedia with examples of best practice and lessons learned from leading industry professionals, in addition to inspirational sessions that explore and analyse successful case studies. The programme will also offer important opportunities to connect with others from different work practices to form the beginnings of new and exciting networks. 

This short course is intended as an introduction to the world of transmedia and focuses on the idea of knowledge exchange, open experimentation and collaboration between practitioners of different media. 


Course Venue: 

The course will take place Cardiff Bay (Suite 6, Second Floor, 33 - 35 West Bute Street, CF10 5LH) and there are bursaries available for travel and accommodation for those who are not based within a 55 mile radius of the Cardiff area. 

Who should apply?: 

The course will offer 20 individuals the opportunity to participate and will be open to applications from creatives, writers, game designers and producers, technologists, linear media producers and directors (theatrical, film/TV and radio) who are interested in working creatively with storytelling and working collaboratively with others from different disciplines. 


and fill out a short application form. Deadline for application is Friday 21st March 2014. 

If you have any queries please contact: 

Comment by Simon Coates on March 7, 2014 at 16:20

Our WalesLab Summercamp deadline is on the horizon. More info and how to apply here.

Deadline: midday 14th March

Comment by Simon Coates on March 4, 2014 at 14:55


All everyone.

On Friday we launched our new Emerging Producers opportunity.

More info on my blog post here (scroll to bottom).

Deadline - 28th Mar

Let me know if you have any questions.

Comment by Lisa Heledd Jones on November 3, 2013 at 17:31

oh boy, i've done a lot of posting and then deleting as I've started to understand where things live around here. I am a plum. Here is my blog post.

Comment by Lisa Heledd Jones on November 3, 2013 at 17:07

We’ve been asked to give a little introduction to ourselves here with some links and such. So. Here is a little about me. I am the youngest daughter of a farmer and a physiotherapist (two separate people) and grew up on a fine green hill in North Wales. My work started with a lecture by the photographer Daniel Meadows and I went on to work with him at the BBC and a decade later I started my own company, Storyworks and we work to find the most appropriate ways of unlocking and sharing people’s stories – sometimes in the arts, sometimes in the public and third sector, often somewhere in the middle. I also produce comedy and theatre events. Most recently producing the multiplatform NTW production in Anglesey Things I Forgot I Remembered. I’m currently booking comedy and theatre for a couple of arts festivals. I like to travel on funicular railways and to link things in blogs. This last passion is very recent.

Comment by Tom Rack on November 1, 2013 at 15:04

OK...   blog post should be here

Comment by Tom Rack on November 1, 2013 at 14:58

I’m really looking forward to the Digital Producers Lab week in Bristol at Watershed and Pervasive Media. The program and contributors during the week all look really interesting and the participants bring such a wealth and depth of experience I’m sure we are going to have an intensive and inspiring week.

We’ve been asked to blog and tweet as we go and share as much as we can with the wider community so if you’re interested watch this space

As a prologue to what’s to come we are all introducing ourselves to the community and maybe explain why we are taking part

I’ve written a blog post introducing myself and explaining why I wanted to be a part of the is project.


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