Marsha Courneya

 

Graduate MA Digital Narratives

Digital creator who strives to implement innovative technology in frontiers of storytelling practices.

Personal Statement
»From the position of a writer, I aim to create structures that facilitate the development and spread of storytelling practices on the frontier of technology. I’ve studied traditional and non-traditional forms, both of which are flexible enough to accommodate innovative storytelling, but I’ve come to cling to the network potential that creators have over the Internet. I believe that what we accept as ‘natural’ categories, such as ownership, authorship, and the creator vs. consumer hierarchy, inhibit the recognition that anyone can become a creator and that enthusiastic consumption of media is its own kind of ownership.
I would like to adapt my style of storytelling so that it honours the fractured, yet robust cultural connections made possible by networks. I want to use voluntary abandonment of the restrictive copyright regime to assign value to cultural works that otherwise exist in a legal grey area.«

ASSOCIATE FICTION EDITOR
The Manchester Review

TEACHING
2-day seminar at the Cologne Game Lab on ‘Systemic Narrative’ May, 2018

CREATIVE EDITING
Holding consistent clients (both individual authors and companies) over time and across projects

WRITING
Completing fiction and nonfiction works for clients while maintaining a 100% Job Success Score and 5-star rating on www.upwork.com

EDUCATION
master / digital narratives / july 2018: ifs internationale filmschule köln, Cologne, Germany / Completing a creative and critical thesis
bachelor / creative writing / june 2012: York University, Toronto, Canada / Honours degree

Studied and completed work across genres (fiction, screenwriting, poetry, nonfiction) while minoring in film studies.

FILM WORK
Credited as Writer, Director, Producer, and Production Manager on award-winning productions.
Includes writing an co-producing a feature film that premiered at the Action on Film Festival in LA
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Detailed CV

Contact

marsha.courneya(at)gmail.com  |  www.marshawrites.com

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Graduation Project

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