Docs

From viral hit to ideal Sheffield Doc/Fest entry

Ninety seconds at a sloth orphanage was all it took for Lucy Cooke to have a viral hit on her hands, and now she's looking to turn her footage of the world's only sloth orphanage in Costa Rica into a documentary. Using Vimeo, Facebook and Twitter, Cooke was able to get the video out to over 2 million views. She is just the type of person that Sheffield Doc/Fest is hoping to attract this year in the Digital Revolutions category, according to this Guardian article, which also includes the aforementioned ninety seconds of sloths.
July 15, 2010

Ninety seconds at a sloth orphanage was all it took for Lucy Cooke to have a viral hit on her hands, and now she’s looking to turn her footage of the world’s only sloth orphanage in Costa Rica into a documentary. Using Vimeo, Facebook and Twitter, Cooke was able to get the video out to over 2 million views. She is just the type of person that Sheffield Doc/Fest is hoping to attract this year in the Digital Revolutions category, according to this Guardian article, which also includes the aforementioned ninety seconds of sloths.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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