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September 27, 2023

Is interactive video the next step in social awareness campaigns?

by Kate Moody | September 2023Interactivity is fast becoming the favoured method to increase engagement in marketing campaigns, with 79% of marketers recognising the high potential for reusing interactive content,…
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September 4, 2023

Interactive branching scenario training: the future of eLearning

by Brock Horning | September 2023If you’re seeking a better way to upskill your employees than training manuals or linear instructional videos, the answer you’re probably looking for is branching…
August 22, 2023

How students are using 360 VR to help combat surgical anxieties

by Kate Moody | August 2023Thijs Scheper's Hospital University Thesis experience uses interactive 360 VR to explore preoperative anxiety, notably a fear towards general anesthesia in the hospital, and helps…
August 4, 2023

Why interactive content creators should take inspiration from classic Choose Your Own Adventure gamebooks

by Brock Horning | July 2023In the new episode of Story Islands, the video podcast for interactive storytellers, Stornaway founders Kate and Ru explore one of Ru’s favourite topics -…
July 26, 2023 named as Best Startup at the Sparkies 2023

by Kate Moody | July was delighted to attend the 2023 Sparkies Awards in Bath, a few weeks ago, picking up the award for Best Startup. It was a…
July 24, 2023

Stornaway Academic Summit 2 : Train the Trainers

Train The Trainers: Using Stornaway to teach Interactive Narratives and Immersive Stories WHEN? 6th September 2023 , 4-5.30 pm UK / 5pm CEST / 11am ET/ 8am PT WHO? Hosted…
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July 12, 2023

How can we see the impact of data decisions on real people’s lives?

by Kate Moody | July 2023'Nobody's Fault' is an interactive story about the ethical decisions that data scientists have to make in the workplace. Created by Cornell University's Lecturer in…
June 29, 2023

Interactive Narrative and Immersive Stories : Academics give their Top Tips

by Kate Moody | Stornaway Communications Assistant,  June sponsored its first Higher Education Summit in June 2023, hosted by Dr Roy Hanney, Associate Professor at Southampton Solent University. The…
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May 23, 2023

Gulliver Exploded: Exploring Stage Shows Interactively

by Kate Moody | Stornaway Communications Assistant, May 2023Noel Byrne’s interactive experience ‘Gulliver Exploded’ is reimagining the way in which we interact with stage shows Noel Byrne is a theatre…
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May 10, 2023

Story Islands: The new interactive video podcast

by Kate Moody | Stornaway Communications Assistant, May 2023Stornaway's creators Kate Dimbleby and Rupert Howe have released the first episode of their new interactive video podcast 'Story Islands'. Covering all…
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May 5, 2023

How to make interactive 360 videos quickly and easily

By Brock Horning | 5th May 2023The way that audiences expect to experience stories is changing. Viewers want to be immersed in and influence how the story unfolds, to…
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April 25, 2023 Higher Education Summit 13th June 2023

Interactive Narratives and Immersive Stories: emerging practices  WHEN? June 13th 2023 , 4-5.30 pm UK / 5pm CEST / 11am ET/ 8am PT WHO? Hosted by Associate Professor Roy Hanney…
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April 20, 2023

The ultimate guide to interactive 360 video

by Brock Horning |, April 2023The huge potential of 360 video to create immersive experiences has excited creators and brands for years, but that potential has not always been…
April 11, 2023

The Guardian on ‘The Gallery’ : Viewers can choose the outcome of the characters in this cleverly assembled art-world thriller available on PC, console and your local screen

by Kate Moody | Stornaway Communications Assistant, April 2023The Gallery by British director Paul Rashid recently hit screens at the London Games Festival, gaining a wonderful review from The Guardian.…
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March 21, 2023

The Illuminated Text: Study Shakespeare in a whole new way!

by Kate Moody | Stornaway Communications Assistant, March 2023Theatre practitioner, Rob Myles, takes his passion for all things Shakespeare, and pioneers a movement for more accessibility towards his iconic texts,…
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March 17, 2023

Enter the multiverse: storytelling lessons from Everything Everywhere All At Once

by Brock Horning |, Friday 17 March 2023There were many reasons why the Stornaway team gave a cheer when Everything Everywhere All At Once won the Oscar for Best…
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February 24, 2023

The Wonder Twins: Life is… Interactive Documentary

by Kate Moody | Stornaway Communications Assistant,  February 2023The Wonder Twins used to create an interactive documentary, "Life Is...",  breaking the fourth wall by taking on the role of…
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January 25, 2023

DatingForward – Changing Behaviour with an award winning interactive project from Ohio University

by Abbie Horning | Stornaway Communications Manager,  January 2023DatingForward is an interactive story about sexual activity, HIV testing, disclosure and treatment. It is aimed at educating young adults and students…
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January 4, 2023

Migration Run: testing learning with an interactive video explainer by the UN

The International Labour Organisation (part of the UN) has created an interactive video explainer using Stornaway to test knowledge and repeat facts about an in-depth topic. The interactive explainer was…
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December 23, 2022

“The startup reinventing interactive video editing software” – TVBEurope article

TVB Europe interviewed Co-CEO and Creative Director Kate Dimbleby this month to find out more about the game-changing plans Stornaway has to reinvent interactive video editing software. Read the…
A collection of screen shots from 2022 projects: a woman sits awaiting a choice to made by the viewer; two men (in black and white) look towards the camera whilst two choices show; a pink screen allows viewers to choose who they are: employee, contractor, visitor; a woman is on a train, two choices in white writing appear next to her; the poster for "life is" - pink with polaroid images of young people; a woman points at a map created of string and post it notes. BlogCustomer StoriesNews
December 13, 2022

2022: a year for immersive, interactive experiences for all industries!

2022 has been a HUGE year for interactive, immersive experiences. Our users across all industries have been creating the most inspirational - and endlessly replayable - projects. From learning teams…
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November 30, 2022

A Little Hungover – a Tyrell Williams and Stornaway Production

Written by Abbie Horning, November 2022 Created in the Summer of 2020, in the middle of lockdown, Tyrell Williams directed this short interactive comedy whilst was being beta-tested by…
ully animated project from Austin Community College Students - a computer drawn picture of hands holding a phone. The phone is in messenger mode and 4 questions are given on the screen for the viewer to choose from: "What are you currently watching on Netflix?", What is your favourite food?", "Describe yourself in a Tweet", "Hobbies?" BlogCustomer StoriesNewsStorytelling
November 29, 2022

Stornaway collaborates with Austin Community College to train, inspire and equip students with hands-on interactive creativity experience

Having access to the Stornaway platform has allowed interactive students at Austin Community College to create and realise their ideas. From pre-production story mapping through to distribution. The Austin Community…
November 10, 2022

“How I made an interactive film with Stornaway” – Paul Raschid

" has revolutionised my way of working." Paul Raschid, Director of The Gallery The Gallery was officially released in September 2022. Receiving a host of outstanding reviews and a cinematic…
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October 10, 2022 wins Innovate UK grant to ‘transform the future of video editing’

UK start up wins Innovate UK SMART grant to  transform the future of video editing  “CreaTech One To Watch” start-up wins Innovate UK award for ‘game-changing innovation’ BRISTOL, UK…
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October 27, 2022

An unforgettable experience that immersed a hybrid audience – Plesh Customer Story

Interactive event Agency Plesh was set a challenge by a global consumer electronics brand in Italy, who asked them to produce a major product launch event.    The challenge :…
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November 3, 2022

Make Interactive videos for Immersive Experiences and Events

Can interactive, immersive events create experiences that stay with your audience long after it’s over? Make interactive videos for immersive experiences! Using Stornaway, you can make interactive and immersive events, virtual experiences,…
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September 1, 2022

Turn Stornaway projects into VR apps in 3 easy steps

Now you can turn your Stornaway interactive video stories into VR experiences with our easy-to-use no-code plugin.    by Ru Howe, Stornaway co-founder, August 2022 We designed Stornaway to be…
Interactive Sales Video - Freeze frame from a video where a man called Phumlani takes you on a journey to discover the Manake Coffee you should buy. Two options are shown on the screen: "complex" "smooth" BlogCore KnowledgeExplainers & DemosNews
November 3, 2022

Make Interactive videos for Explainers and Demos

Can you give your viewers the exact information they need, when they need it? Make interactive videos for explainers and demos! Using Stornaway, you can produce interactive product demos, software training,…
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November 2, 2022

Make Interactive Videos for scenario-based learning and training

Can real-life situations and interactive conversations create a more engaged audience for active learning? Make interactive videos for scenario-based learning and training! Using Stornaway, you can make immersive, interactive choose-your-own-adventure scenarios,…
Still from interactive feature film The Gallery - a woman sits. The audience must make a choice - "scream" or "get to know Dorian" BlogCore KnowledgeNewsStorytelling
November 2, 2022

Make Interactive Videos for Entertainment

Looking to immerse your audience in the world you have created and the story you’re telling? Make interactive videos for entertainment! Using Stornaway, you can make immersive, interactive stories and games…
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October 19, 2022

TVB Europe on Stornaway’s funding win

From TVB Europe - 17 October 2022 UK start-up wins funding to invent ‘radically new’ type of editing software has received a SMART grant from Innovate UK BY JENNY PRIESTLEY…
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August 18, 2022

How the National University of Singapore is using Stornaway for their interactive marketing students

In 2022, students at the National University of Singapore started using Stornaway as part of their Interactive Media Marketing Techniques course. We spoke with Dr Alex Mitchell, Senior Lecturer in…
4 screenshots from interactive training videos made in Stornaway. Those featured are: #PlayYourDay from Deutsch Telekom, Wrong Side of the Road from Diageo, Devogames from Devoteam and the Josephine Baker Digital Learning Portal from The Egg. BlogNewsScenario & Training
July 7, 2022

How to supercharge your Online training with Interactive Video

After 2 years online it’s no wonder that Edtech is booming.  Online training is now widespread but companies and institutions are looking for better ways to engage their employees -…
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June 29, 2022

How Fort Edmonton Park made an immersive virtual tour filled with endless adventure

Engagement levels soar for the interactive living history museum Fort Edmonton Park in Canada, who have won an Innovative Use of Technology award for their immersive virtual tour created with…
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June 23, 2022

Use Stornaway to turn an interactive video into an App – without coding!

Did you know that you can now turn your Stornaway interactive videos into an App that you can sell on App Stores, using our amazing no-code plugin? Whatever you’re making…
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May 27, 2022

Top 10 Interactive Feature FAQs – Answered

The platform has made it simple for you to make creative, interactive videos that immerse and engage your viewers. Our growing list of interactive features allows you to push…
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May 23, 2022

How to unlock customer loyalty with interactive brand experiences

These days, whenever you need to buy pretty much anything, there’s a dizzying amount of choice on offer. Generating customer loyalty today is more challenging than ever before. If you…
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May 11, 2022

Immerse your viewers with 360, game logic & more!

With every feature release, we're conscious of our creators. How do we help them to make more immersive experiences? How do we ensure that each new feature helps them to…
January 25, 2022 develops simple app creation for interactive video stories wins Audience of the Future award to automate Unity game creation for multiple platforms PRESS RELEASE - BRISTOL, UK – 25th Jan 2022  Interactive filmmaking platform and UK based…
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October 15, 2021

CASE STUDY: Tilt & Diageo – Wrong Side of the Road

Tilt are using to produce interactive educational experiences for their client Diageo. This global project is using the art of interactive conversations to challenge the attitudes of millions towards…
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February 18, 2022

Cat Burglar: How Charlie Brooker made Netflix’s Interactive TV Show – a family-friendly, trivia cartoon!

The cat’s out of the bag! Charlie Brooker’s new interactive production - Cat Burglar - is coming to Netflix on 22 February 2022! Cat Burglar is the next interactive production…
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February 28, 2022

Interactive audiobooks and the future of storytelling

Audiobooks are a huge deal these days! Readers can hear Michelle Obama's autobiography 'Becoming' told by Michelle herself. And who doesn't enjoy the magic of Stephen Fry reading you the…
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January 4, 2022

CASE STUDY: #PlayYourDay with Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom set out to change how people viewed the role of a Deutsche Telekom employee. This innovative campaign challenged the expectations of potential employees. Immersing them in an interactive…
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July 1, 2021

World’s first “Game Engine for YouTube” lets everyone make interactive films and FMV games

BRISTOL, UK – July 1 2021 UK start up today releases the world’s first game engine for YouTube’, allowing filmmakers, game producers and YouTubers to make interactive films and…
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July 5, 2021 and “The Gallery” featured in Screen International double page on interactive cinema

To coincide with our presentation at Cannes Marche Du Film this month, we were delighted to feature in this month's Screen Daily article about the future of interactive filmmaking. You…
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January 10, 2022

CASE STUDY: Devogame interactive video learning game – Ikimasho, Devoteam & CCUA

For hundreds of students around the world, the school year kicks off in serious competition mode! 2021 was no different with the introduction of the 6th Devogame - this time…
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September 9, 2021

Ofcom highlights as industry leader in new report on Object Based Media

This week, the UK government’s media industry regulator OFCOM featured in an important report - the first of its kind - about the emerging era of Object Based Media.
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December 22, 2021

Make interactive 360º video with

Use, the world's favourite interactive video platform, to connect up 360º videos into immersive interactive experiences, for publishing on the web, social media, direct to YouTube - and to…
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November 1, 2021

CASE STUDY: The Egg Interactive Digital Learning Portal

The Egg at the Theatre Royal Bath are using at the heart of an enhanced performance experience for students and teachers. Brushing aside the traditional A4 teacher’s resource pack,…
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January 31, 2022

Creative Midwives and Story Islands : the Art of Mapping Interactive Stories

Beginning, Middle... aargh! Where now?! For National Storytelling Week, our Creative Director Kate Dimbleby explores the importance of mapping your story - from songwriting to filmmaking! Mapping is something that…
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January 14, 2022

Making Interactive Videos with – the possibilities are endless !

Since Stornaway came about in 2020 - co-founded/created/brought to life by Ru Howe and Kate Dimbleby - the platform has helped the non-linear stories of thousands of creators come into…
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February 14, 2022

CASE STUDY: Interactive Audiobook Pandemioza – Wojtek Jeżowski

From the Pandemic came Pandemioza - an interactive audiobook, with visuals! Pandemioza, an interactive audiobook, was published in 2021. It is created from the real-life experiences of the filmmakers and…
December 15, 2021

12 interactive videos from 2021 – and introducing interactive 360 video in Stornaway!

We have collected some of our favourite, creative videos from 2021, to round up the year. And our Christmas present to you this year is interactive 360º video in…
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October 4, 2021

Interactive Filmmakers Roundtable: 7 Top Tips On How To Create Interactive Videos

Last month, we had the pleasure of hosting a roundtable discussion for the 2021 Encounters Film Festival. At the table were four young filmmakers currently kickstarting their journeys to create…
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September 30, 2021

UWE partners with Stornaway to teach interactive filmmaking using ground-breaking storytelling platform

The University of the West of England has partnered with the interactive filmmaking platform to introduce its filmmaking and animation students to interactive film production. This collaboration with the Bristol-based startup…
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September 1, 2021

How Paul Raschid makes interactive films without going bananas | Stornaway

" has revolutionised my way of working." Paul Raschid, interactive film director - at DevCom 2021   We were delighted to be asked to present last month at DevCom -…
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June 22, 2021

Newsletter: YouTube, P(a)innochio, Firenze and Cannes! to… YouTube?! What is this witchcraft? It’s not witchcraft, but it is magical. We’ve made the world's first game engine for YouTube. It's an incredible integration that lets you craft…
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May 12, 2021

10 Top Tips for making Interactive Videos

The team are always being asked advice on how to make interactive videos better. How does someone who has never made an interactive video begin? We designed authoring…
March 19, 2021

Lunchtime talk for the Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio with founders Kate Dimbleby and Ru Howe

Choose Wisely : Interactive filmmaking with In this lunchtime talk for the Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, co-founders Kate and Ru cover the difficulties of production, the boost…
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March 10, 2021

Interactive video stories : immersive experiences without a headset

We are all exhausted from staring at our screen for a year.  We are craving real human contact and intuitive understanding more than ever.  To be seen, to be recognised…
January 28, 2021

American University’s School of Communication Teaches Interactive filmmaking with

American University’s School of Communication Teaches Interactive filmmaking with The Film and Media Arts division of the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., is the first…
November 9, 2020

WordPress for Interactive Storytelling : featured in Creative Review’s ‘New Storytellers’ issue

  While interactive TV shows have been talked about for years, limited examples have actually made it to the screen, in part due to the complexity of creating them.  But…
October 6, 2020

LIFE MOVES PRETTY FAST : a interactive original

We are delighted to announce the Immersive Encounters first release of Ru Howe's interactive short Life Moves Pretty Fast Click on image to watch the film written and directed by…
August 24, 2020

Kate Dimbleby talks to TVB Europe

Kate Dimbleby, co-creator of Stornaway, tells Jenny Priestley about the new production tool that aims to take the headache out of creating interactive content. Read the full article here “At…
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May 21, 2020

Kimmy Schmidt shows interactive stories are a magical playground for writers

There’s a fabulous moment in Netflix’s new Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt interactive film where Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) is sucking on a straw for a little too long - waiting for me…
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April 13, 2020

Producing interactive stories: How to solve the Rubik’s cube

An existential crisis is facing linear TV. A mass migration of viewers to digital platforms has seen a range of new players enter the market. All of them are competing…
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July 13, 2020

6 expert tips for producing interactive TV shows

We asked these top writers, producers and heads of interactive to share their insights about writing and producing interactive TV.   "Whenever I say I work in interactive storytelling, people say,…
September 18, 2020

Watch A Little Hungover, Tyrell Williams’ first interactive comedy made with in lockdown, premiering at Immersive Encounters 18th September 2020

  #HoodDocumentary writer/Director Tyrell Williams releases timely interactive short comedy “A Little Hungover” at Encounters Film Festival with ground-breaking interactive filmmaking platform Tyrell Williams We are incredibly proud to…
May 18, 2020

Stornaway featured in Broadcast

We were so happy to be featured in Broadcast last week. See the full article here. A new production tool called Stornaway has been launched to enable interactive films -…
A Little Hungover - a video call - the screen is divided in two. On the right is a women in a blue top looking concerned. On the left is a man in a red shirt with his head in his hands. BlogNewsPressStorytelling
September 29, 2020

QUICK FIRE INTERVIEW WITH TYRELL WILLIAMS writer and director of “A Little Hungover”,’s first release at Encounters Film Festival

Hello!  Can you briefly introduce yourself and what you do? My name is Tyrell Williams. I am a writer and director of theatre, film and television. Have you ever made…
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June 5, 2020

How one theatre company created an interactive film in 72 hours… in lockdown

At a time when it looks like many venues might stay closed until 2021, some theatre companies are turning to interactive production. At one end of the scale, the National…
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May 4, 2020

Stornaway announces launch of game changing interactive production tool

We’re delighted to announce the launch of Stornaway – a revolutionary new production tool which lets writers and producers make interactive films for VOD platforms, without coding.  For years, co-founders Kate Dimbleby and Rupert Howe have…
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April 13, 2020

The interactive story opportunity broadcasters must seize

In last week’s Broadcast, senior executives predicted a “seminal moment”, as the production shutdown hastens the shift from linear to on-demand viewing. “At a time of heightened battle between broadcasters…