PD: Creating short-form participatory new media, with Hayley Adams and Meg O’Connell
Join Meg and Hayley (via Zoom) as they share their journey as short form, digital content creators and their experience of multiplatform storytelling, providing advice to teachers about encouraging innovative storytelling in the current climate of SVOD, social media and vertical filmmaking. Bought to you by Essential Screen Skills, this 90 minute online professional learning is targeted at secondary teachers, and great way to kick off Unit 3: Participation.
MEG O’CONNELL is the company director at Unless Pictures in Brisbane, Australia, where she manages a company of five people and develops original work as a producer and as a writer (rep. Nellie Flannery at Shanahan). O’Connell was the showrunner on RETROGRADE (ABC TV) and produced the award-winning shows ROBBIE HOOD (SBS/NITV), CONTENT (ABC), and DOODLES (ABC/NBCU). O’Connell also developed the international sensation BLUEY (ABC/BBC/Disney+) and recently produced the second series of Tim Minchin’s show UPRIGHT (Foxtel/Sky UK) for Lingo Pictures.
HAYLEY ADAMS is a producer at Unless Pictures. She was a 2020 Screen Forever Ones to Watch. She produced LOVE SONGS, the world’s first narrative series for TikTok. The series has amassed over 20 million views, with Season 2 released in partnership with Tinder. After the success of LOVE SONGS, Hayley received development and production funding from Screen Australia and VicScreen for her next TikTok series, SCATTERED (38 x 1 minute). SCATTERED has 2 million views and over 50,000 followers. Hayley also produced the MIFF Accelerator 2019 and Flickerfest 2020 short film THERE’S A MOBSTER UNDER MY BED!
This PD is free for ATOMQld members (sign in to the site before purchasing, add to cart, then you will see the discount applied when you ‘checkout’) and Gateway schools, or $25 for non-members. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants prior to the session.