Digital Storyteller, East Ayrshire StoryThreads project
Taylor has spent the last four years running Ayrshire Film Company, both creating videos and inspiring others to do the same. The company has helped local organisations such as East Ayrshire Churches and Homelessness Action to tell their stories, as well as giving young people across Ayrshire the opportunity to learn about filmmaking. He is also passionate about voluntary work, working as a Trustee for Kilmarnock Station Railway Heritage Trust which provides opportunities for young people to improve their lives. He currently lives in Kilmarnock.
Digital Storyteller, We Are Dundee and Glenrothes 70th anniversary projects
Dan has a wealth of experience inspiring people to tell stories on film, stemming from a background teaching Moving Image at Hereford College of Arts and leading filmmaking workshops for Eastside Educational Trust. He recently worked as a Digital Storyteller in Residence in Glenrothes library during the pilot phase of Scottish Book Trust’s Digital Storytelling Residencies project, supporting people to tell personal stories using digital technology. Dan currently lives in Tayport.
Mark Jenkins and Rebecca Marr
Digital Storytellers, Orkney Story Stack project
Mark and Rebecca are a husband and wife team who support local people to tell their stories and learn about filmmaking, as well as helping local organisations to plan and deliver local heritage projects. Mark is an award-winning film editor and filmmaker, and also recently organised a pilot film festival in Orkney as part of his work with the West Side Cinema in Stromness. Rebecca is a photographic artist who has worked with Orkney Library and the Hoy Kirk Heritage Centre on a wide range of projects capturing and sharing local people’s stories. Mark and Rebecca currently live in Stromness.
You can find out more about their work with local communities at kolektopartnership.wordpress.com.
Digital Storyteller, People’s Story Falkirk and StoryBird North Ayrshire projects
Sabine recently worked as a Digital Storyteller in Residence in North Ayshire libraries during the pilot phase of Scottish Book Trust’s Digital Storytelling Residencies project, supporting people to tell personal stories using digital technology. She has recently worked in Uganda, supporting local people to create videos sharing their experiences of PACT’s Peace III project, an intervention designed to tackle cross-border conflict. She has also worked with The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, running digital storytelling projects to help people share their experiences of food security. Sabine currently lives in Glasgow.
Digital Storyteller, Storyboat Inverclyde project
Paul is hugely passionate about both local heritage and helping people tell their stories. He runs Magic Torch Comics, an Inverclyde-based social enterprise that runs comic creation workshops in schools and community settings. His recent projects with Magic Torch Comics have included Light Years, in which people over 65 were supported to share creative writing, reminisces and personal stories. Paul has also worked as Operations Manager for Inverclyde Community Development Trust since 2005 on a range of community projects including setting up a befriending programme and an arts programme based on children’s rights. He currently lives in Greenock.
You can see some of the comics Paul has helped people to create through Magic Torch Comics at issuu.com/magictorchcomics.