media release july13

Media Release
July 2013
For immediate release

Digital storytellers present pioneering online theatre show

A new kind of digital theatre, The Nightvision Experiment, is being launched online by digital storytellers PlayThisNext in August.

Taking place in real time over social networks Twitter and YouTube, The Nightvision Experiment is a series of online performances that mix pre-recorded footage with a live digital narrative.

Caroline is frantic – her boyfriend is missing and so are her best friends – what is happening?

When she starts receiving odd YouTube clips of her transhumanist friends trapped in tunnels, the only place she can turn to is Twitter.

And so the horror unfolds in a frantic, fast-paced race to survive.

Co-creators Kevin Moss and Craig Griffith from PlayThisNext and Make & See have award winning experience of delivering innovative digital content. Alongside The Nightvision Experiment (which has been completely crowdfunded), they are currently working on several other multiplatform projects including The Drake Equation, a TV project recently launched at Cannes and being developed with Tim Kring (creator of Heroes and Touch), Sonar, Pure Grass Films and Connect Ventures. Kevin says of The Nightvision Experiment:

“We’re incredibly excited about launching The Nightvision Experiment. After 2 years of development we cannot wait to finally get it in front of audiences. If you’re looking for comparisons, it is probably closer to a theatre performance than anything else. As you’d expect form a horror it’s full of jumps and shocks, but Twitter allows us to tell a story with a completely different structure. It’s designed to be confusing and disorientating with more than a little voyeurism thrown in.
This is a new way to tell a story and it is very easy to take part – you just need a Twitter account. We hope that audiences will feel that they have been involved in something very unique.”

The Nightvision Experiment cast boasts some familiar faces including Keith Allen (The Comic Strip Presents…, Trainspotting, Bodies, Robin Hood, The Body Farm, Vinyl), Shazad Layif (Spooks, Black Mirror), Kathryn Drysdale (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Benidorm, Donmar Warehouse’s The Recruiting Officer), Ray Quinn (Dirty Dancing, Grease) and Neil Rayment (The Matrix Reloaded).

There will be ua limited set of performances of The Nightvision Experiment each month with a limited audience of 250 for each event. Upcoming dates are 3 September and 26 September, all at 9pm. To book tickets, visit www.nightvisionexperiment.com

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Notes for Editors

For further information, photography and interviews, please contact Alice Baynham on 07944748654 or email alicebaynham@yahoo.co.uk

Preview performances – Special preview performances of The Nightvision Experiment are happening in mid-August for press, reviewers and bloggers. The following dates and times are available – to book a ticket or to arrange an alternative viewing, please contact Alice on the details above.

Thursday 15 August, 2pm
Friday 16 August, 2pm
Monday 19 August, 8pm

Listings information

PlayThisNext present
The Nightvision Experiment
Producer / Co-creator: Kevin Moss
Film Director / Co-creator: Craig Griffith
Cast: Keith Allen
Kathryn Drysdale
Shazad Latif
Ellie Mitra
Paul Mundell
Ray Quinn
Neil Rayment

Tuesday 3 September, 9pm
Thursday 26 September, 9pm

www.nightvisionexperiment.com

Producer / Co-creator – Kevin Moss

Kevin Moss has been creating digital content for over 16 years. He has worked with Playstation, C4, Canon, Lego and Intel in bringing digital experiences and stories to life. At present he is working on several TV/Digital hybrid projects including The Drake Equation a collaboration with Tim Kring (Heroes, Touch), Pure Grass Films. He is also director of the company www.makeandsee.com

Producer / Co-creator – Craig Griffith

An award winning writer/director Craig Griffith was born in Cardiff and is an experienced Director and scriptwriter. Through the Looking Glass was his debut feature film. The film has screened at festivals worldwide and won the award for Best Horror at SBFF 2007. It has since been picked up for Worldwide Rights by US distributor Goliath. Craig currently has several projects in development including feature films Evolution Cell, The Long Road, Straight as an Arrow, a six part surreal comedy Pictureshow and a three-part TV drama entitled Home Sweet Home.

PlayThisNext

PlayThisNext is a cross platform development company. Equally at home developing concepts in TV, mobile, game platforms – the focus is solely on the viewer and delivering a creative product that delights, disrupts and empowers. With backgrounds in digital, branding and gaming, the company’s¬¬ ambition is to develop content with an edge.

PlayThisNext take an entrepreneurial approach to the business models that underpin their content roster to make the most of the opportunities of today’s media environment. Their approach is open and collaborative – working with partners whose common goal is to ignite the next generation of entertainment content.

www.playthisnext.com

Make & See

Make & See create branded digital content and experiences, striving to deliver tangible creativity that captures the imagination of users. The team has a depth of experience in a variety of fields but their work tends to have a digital heart, with a focus on real outcomes.

Having industrial designers, next to digital developers, next to storytellers makes for an exciting mix of creativity. Make & See passionately believe the blurring lines of the digital and the physical is demanding a new way of working and thinking. They continue to push boundaries and explore new technologies while developing unique projects, products and experiences.

www.makeandsee.com

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