Transmedia: Storytelling in the Digital Age
Mayhad Tousi, co-founder and CEO of Middle East based transmedia company Boomgem and film school graduate, told an audience of wannabe filmmakers, industry reps and press during a Doha Talks session that making a film should no longer be the ultimate goal for creative storytellers.
Tousi is currently developing a $10 million budgeted animated movie version of his company’s transmedia project Ajax.
“I believe storytelling has to maintain a sense of wonder,” Tousi said. “It’s funding that is going to adjust to the technology. I’m a filmmaker by tradition but I refuse now just to make a film anymore.”