Here’s How It Started by Corey Brotherson

Seems like a “When harry Met Sally” situation, but having editor Corey Brotherson at the helm of Clockwork Watch has changed lives. Here is his annual round up of how we started the project.

“Rounding off a busy year was the launch of Clockwork Watch: The Arrival (Clockwork Watch Films, 2012), which was my biggest project since I started fiction. Former BBC gent, filmmaker and Drum and Bass pioneer Yomi Ayeni came a-knocking after I was recommended by our mutual friend Matt Gibbs (now games/comics writer and Improper Books editor). He needed a comics writer to help adapt Clockwork Watch – a more inclusive, less colonial based Steampunk universe – across comics, live events, participatory articles and more. Read more

That was the year that was…

Mr Volkers

2014 has been very generous! I’ve just finished a part time role in London, and am project hunting for 2015. If you wonder what I do, kindly check out my personal site, and let me know if there’s a fit on some exciting project you’re planning, or in your company.

I published my fourth graphic novel, had an exhibition / installation at a Royal Museum, directed an interactive experience at a Royal Palace, assisted a crowdfunding campaign, hosted a 100+ person Theme Camp at Burning Man, and I was presented with two amazing awards.

What will 2015 bring?

Fellowships, Awards, and Gratitude…

While close to total collapse, 2014 has been a revelation in many ways. I’ve always been of the opinion that anyone who manages to weather the harsh recession times and stay afloat, deserves to be rewarded when the economy picks up. It’s only reasonable to reward the resilience with patronage of some description. I’ve given friends and colleagues this advice, in a bid to help them focus on the promise of better times ahead, and overlook the hardship, but I never felt this would apply to me. The first instance of this came while at the 2014 San Diego Comic Convention, where I was presented with a Starburner Courier Service Award.

Starburner Courier Service Award
Starburner Courier Service Award Pic by Marci Bretts

I was shocked beyond belief, that Clockwork Watch, which some claim to be a labour of love, was being honoured by some of the leading lights in the Steampunk world. Even more surprising that it happened in the USA! The second shock came two days ago, at The Asylum, Europe’s biggest Steampunk Convention where I was awarded the Fellowship of the Victorian Steampunk Society. This presentation took place in front of several thousand people at the climax of a weekend-long event.

Fellowship of the Victorian Steampunk Society
Fellowship of the Victorian Steampunk Society

The most humbling part is the introduction, when the reasons for the award are announced. 2014 has been given me a chance to step away from my little goldfish bowl, and presented me with an opportunity to see how my colleagues, friend’s and associates regard my work, and I’m glad to say my person. Thank you for making dreams come true. I am forever indebted to you. Y

The Stories Continues…

Clockwork Watch at Latitude 2012

A Look into the World of Transmedia Storytelling and Alternate Reality Games, is a beautifully written piece about some great minds that have pioneered new ways of storytelling. I am honoured to be included in such an article, and would like to thank Molly for finding my work, and considering it worthy of being included the article.

I’d also like to say that Steve, and Ken are visionaries who have inspired my work. Kindly take a few moments to read this well researched and presented look at the world of Transmedia Storytelling.

The stories continue…

Breathe Act I, Part III

Breathe Act1, Pt3

BREATHE  ACT I, PART III

London. 2009. Life gets complicated for Inspector John Franks. His daughter has been kidnapped, and he’s losing control of the Daniel Cooper investigation.

 

Cast:
Benedict Taylor (Phantom Menace, The Young Indiana Jones, Breaking into Tesco)
Emma Griffith Malin (Lolita, Death on the Nile, The Forsythe Saga)
Liz Kettle (Poirot, Jeeves and Wooster, Secret Life of Mrs Beeton)
Charlie Covell (Law and Order (UK), Arcadia, Midsommer Murders, Angelo’s, and Fortysomething)
Andrew Robertson (Gormenghast, Far From China)

Introducing:
Phoebe Vigor
Phil Clarke
Michael Gregson
Emelia Holdaway

Director
Andy Wilson – Philanthropist (NBC), Gormenghast (BBC), Cracker ITV – BAFTA Winner, Diamonds (HBO), Ripper St

Director
Andrew Brown – Agent Cody Banks 2 (MGM), Poirot (ITV), Primeval ( ITV), The Royle Family (BBC), Diamonds ( HBO), The Hole (Pathe Films)

Screenplay
Andrew Brown (The Wonderland Experience)

Script Consultant
Nicholas McInerny – (The Bill, How To Have A Perfect Marriage)

Producer
Yomi Ayeni (Violette’s Dream (ARG), Global E-Missions (ITV) – Broadcast Award, E-Trippers)

Editor
Nick Saunders

Stunt Coordinator
Nick Gillard

Production Design / Art Department / Props
Tracy Russell
Emmily Marshall
Kayleigh Jowers

Assistant Production Design / Props Department
Catie Maxwell-Holland

Costume
Lydia Hardiman

Interactive Plotting / Live Events
Andrew Pawlby (London Quest)

Make up
Ann Gibson
Sarah Miller
Charlotte Thompson

2nd Asst Director
Toby Coughlan

Production Manager
Ziggy Gagi

Producer’s Assistant
Hollie Tu

Production Assistant
Jenna Lock

Photography / Graphics
Julian Hanford

Sound
Jake Whitelee
Marc Specter
Matthew Weeks

BREATHE ACT I. PART II

Breathe Part 2

BREATHE  ACT I, PART II

London. 2009. A week has passed since Daniel Cooper’s body was found asphyxiated in his London flat, and the police are no closer to finding out how he died. Inspect John Franks is determined to not to let his past demons get in the way of the investigation. It’s a chance to redeem himself, and show that he has what it takes to be in the CID, but Veronica, Daniel’s sister, has other ideas…

 

Cast:
Benedict Taylor (Phantom Menace, The Young Indiana Jones, Breaking into Tesco)
Emma Griffith Malin (Lolita, Death on the Nile, The Forsythe Saga)
Liz Kettle (Poirot, Jeeves and Wooster, Secret Life of Mrs Beeton)
Charlie Covell (Law and Order (UK), Arcadia, Midsommer Murders, Angelo’s, and Fortysomething)
Andrew Robertson (Gormenghast, Far From China)

Introducing:
Phoebe Vigor
Phil Clarke
Michael Gregson
Emelia Holdaway

Director
Andy Wilson – Philanthropist (NBC), Gormenghast (BBC), Cracker ITV – BAFTA Winner, Diamonds (HBO), Ripper St

Director
Andrew Brown – Agent Cody Banks 2 (MGM), Poirot (ITV), Primeval ( ITV), The Royle Family (BBC), Diamonds ( HBO), The Hole (Pathe Films)

Screenplay
Andrew Brown (The Wonderland Experience)

Script Consultant
Nicholas McInerny – (The Bill, How To Have A Perfect Marriage)

Producer
Yomi Ayeni (Violette’s Dream (ARG), Global E-Missions (ITV) – Broadcast Award, E-Trippers)

Editor
Nick Saunders

Stunt Coordinator
Nick Gillard

Production Design / Art Department / Props
Tracy Russell
Emmily Marshall
Kayleigh Jowers

Assistant Production Design / Props Department
Catie Maxwell-Holland

Costume
Lydia Hardiman

Interactive Plotting / Live Events
Andrew Pawlby (London Quest)

Make up
Ann Gibson
Sarah Miller
Charlotte Thompson

2nd Asst Director
Toby Coughlan

Production Manager
Ziggy Gagi

Producer’s Assistant
Hollie Tu

Production Assistant
Jenna Lock

Photography / Graphics
Julian Hanford

Sound
Jake Whitelee
Marc Specter
Matthew Weeks

Breathe: Act I. Part I

Breathe: Act 1


BREATHE

London. 2009. The end of September. Summer gives way to Autumn and the city swarms with people sucking in the stale air. Cars sit and choke at traffic lights. Trains cough out passengers. Evenings draw in like shadows over lungs. Clubs and bars pump out their music in dying gasps.

BREATHE

You work the City hard. You love its extremes. The possibility that anything can happen. And when night falls and the Clubs start their siren song you know that adventure is limitless. Music, sex, love, drugs, art, passion, excitement, pleasure, fun, exploration, tribal belonging – the experience on offer is as extreme as you want it to be. The question is, how far will you go?

BREATHE

You hear of a secret place that is beyond your wildest imaginings. A Club which is a world within a world. If you join, youʼre set up for life. Doors open, careers blossom, connections are made as you become part of a new elite. This is every social networking site made real. A generation taking it to the edge at a party for the end of the world. So whatʼs this Club called? How do I join? What the fuck do I have to do to make this happen?

BREATHE

First you have to solve a murder mystery. You have to play a game. But youʼll have to play in a way youʼve never played before. This isnʼt a reality show off TV. This isnʼt a console in front of a screen. Instead youʼll be watching a sequence of short films and gathering information. Youʼll be going to Live Events and Club Nights, hunting down Blogs and scanning Forums. Youʼll be interacting in the real world with the performers as well as your fellow players in a totally immersive experience that will lead you through a series of challenges. But be careful how you play it – because nothing is quite what it seems. Joining any elite comes at a price, and the higher you reach for Heaven the greater the drop to hell. Because this is the world of…

BREATHE – EPISODE 1

Cast:
Benedict Taylor (Phantom Menace, The Young Indiana Jones, Breaking into Tesco)
Emma Griffith Malin (Lolita, Death on the Nile, The Forsythe Saga)
Liz Kettle (Poirot, Jeeves and Wooster, Secret Life of Mrs Beeton)
Charlie Covell (Law and Order (UK), Arcadia, Midsommer Murders, Angelo’s, and Fortysomething)
Andrew Robertson (Gormenghast, Far From China)

Introducing:
Phoebe Vigor
Phil Clarke
Michael Gregson
Emelia Holdaway

Director
Andy Wilson – Philanthropist (NBC), Gormenghast (BBC), Cracker ITV – BAFTA Winner, Diamonds (HBO), Ripper St

Director
Andrew Brown – Agent Cody Banks 2 (MGM), Poirot (ITV), Primeval ( ITV), The Royle Family (BBC), Diamonds ( HBO), The Hole (Pathe Films)

Screenplay
Andrew Brown (The Wonderland Experience)

Script Consultant
Nicholas McInerny – (The Bill, How To Have A Perfect Marriage)

Producer
Yomi Ayeni (Violette’s Dream (ARG), Global E-Missions (ITV) – Broadcast Award, E-Trippers)

Editor
Nick Saunders

Stunt Coordinator
Nick Gillard

Production Design / Art Department / Props
Tracy Russell
Emmily Marshall
Kayleigh Jowers

Assistant Production Design / Props Department
Catie Maxwell-Holland

Costume
Lydia Hardiman

Interactive Plotting / Live Events
Andrew Pawlby (London Quest)

Make up
Ann Gibson
Sarah Miller
Charlotte Thompson

2nd Asst Director
Toby Coughlan

Production Manager
Ziggy Gagi

Producer’s Assistant
Hollie Tu

Production Assistant
Jenna Lock

Photography / Graphics
Julian Hanford

Sound
Jake Whitelee
Marc Specter
Matthew Weeks

Shared Storyworlds Interview

Shared Storyworld Article
Shared Storyworlds Interview
Shared Storyworlds Interview

It’s always great when one of your projects gets some recognition, and I would like to thank Scott Walker of Shared Storyworlds for interviewing me about Clockwork Watch, my latest Transmedia film project.

“Shared Storyworlds explores new models, frameworks, and best practices for creating, curating, sustaining, and maintaining collaborative entertainment properties which invite audiences to participate in the co-creation of the world and ideally rewards them for doing so.”

Check this out!!!

My Name Is Yomi

Yomi in Gladys
Yomi in Gladys

I haven’t blogged in ages, and it seems like my work has picked up some interest, so… here I am again.

My previous blog wasn’t archived,, but I am sure there are references to what was posted somewhere on the interweb. I hope this new attempt entertains you.

My daytime is spent creating strategy for brands and advertising agencies, I make films, tell Transedia stories, host live events, cook, and am a keen photographer. My summers are spent in Gladys my 1968 Airstream Overlander.

Kindly check out my site, and peruse my project pages.

Thanks for dropping by.