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Sheffield Doc/Fest names creative curation team

Dan Tucker will curate the 2017 edition of the Alternate Realities program at UK documentary festival Sheffield Doc/Fest. Joining the documentary festival in February, Tucker (pictured, left) has developed factual content ...
December 5, 2016

Dan Tucker will curate the 2017 edition of the Alternate Realities program at UK documentary festival Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Joining the documentary festival in February, Tucker (pictured, left) has developed factual content for television and digital platforms for the past 15 years.

His credits include the award-winning interactive doc Footballers United, which combined fictional and archive to tell the story of the community surrounding the Heart of Midlothian soccer team from 1914-1919 in Scotland; and immersive drama Our World War. Tucker’s virtual reality project Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel also held its world premiere at last year’s Doc/Fest.

The Alternate Realities Summit – which focuses on digital and interactive projects, as well as efforts that plan to use distribution methods such as crowd-funding or VoD – will be hosted by award-winning creative collective Anagram. The duo, consisting of May Abdalla and Amy Rose, are focused on developing immersive experiences that bring together innovative digital interaction and real-life stories.

Anagram won the Tribeca Storyscapes 2015 prize for Door Into The Dark, and was selected as one of the Creative 50 for 2016 by Creative England.

Alternate Realities exhibitions will take place at Sheffield Doc/Fest throughout the festival between June 9 and 14 2017. The Alternate Realities Summit will take place on June 11.

“Alternate Realities is highly regarded as an innovative, world-leading forum to discover and experience how new technologies are changing the way stories are told,” said Elizabeth McIntyre, CEO and Festival director, Sheffield Doc/Fest, in a statement. “I am thrilled that the 2017 program will be curated by Dan Tucker, and excited that his passion for digital storytelling and inspiring collaborations between storytellers working on a range of platforms, will lead him to push the boundaries of this most dynamic art form.

 

About The Author
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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