Manchester, UK, November 03, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- After a 3-year development process University of Bolton Media Studies Students and the Manchester Transmedia company Bellyfeel are finally ready to show the world the results of their new storytelling collaboration.
“Codename: Winterhill” is a story that puts the audience into the action as a character. In the story, people are going missing and you are next. You must interact via SMS, phone calls, websites and video to uncover who is behind the disappearances and the strange goings on around Bolton.
This all happens on your smartphone. Anyone can get involved and all it costs are a few txt messages. Sign up to the story now at: www.boltonstoryworld.com or send a text message containing the word STARTBSW to +441204238483 (Or you can enter the story via a character’s fake bakery website, where you can win a very real £50! Here: http://www.cornershopbakery.co.uk/competition/ )
You will get straight into the story and the action starts on 3rd November, running for a 5-day campaign – then following on, viewable as a replay.
Anna Zaluczkowska, Course Leader Media, Writing and Production says, "We wanted to update student media skills to match new audience behaviours. The student writers have created some great stories and characters that start in the digital world and spill out into real life. It's a very exciting project."
Bellyfeel’s Managing Director Krishna Stott says, “This is exactly the kind of new storytelling that will engage a modern audience. The students have done some great work on this project and it’s brilliant that it will now be seen by a global audience.”
Webby Award winning Bellyfeel is a leader in storytelling and modern audiences. They produce, consult and develop work across multiple platforms and devices.
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