6. TEAM MEMBERS
Main Creative Team:
Lead Artists - Davy and Kristin McGuire: www.studiomcguire.com
Davy & Kristin McGuire are a multi-award winning mixed reality artists, internationally renowned for their idiosyncratic experiments in merging physical reality and digital reality to create elegant and exquisitely crafted hybrids worlds.
Their works have been exhibited, sold, published and screened internationally, and their critically acclaimed theatrical projects have been invited to tour to more than 100 venues in 23 different countries over 4 continents.
The art duo that has been commissioned by organisations such as the RSC, Canal+, Barneys New York, London International Mime Festival and ELLE China amongst many others. Their works have been exhibited, sold, published and screened internationally, and their critically acclaimed projects have been invited to tour to more than 100 venues in 23 different countries over 4 continents.
Davy and Kristin have won the Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, the Australian Helpmann Award for Best Visual Theatre Production, the Japan Space Design Association Award and most recently Innovation of the Year at the Museum + Heritage Awards.
Writer - Richard Hurford
Richard Hurford is an award-winning theatre, radio and multi-media performance playwright, whose work has been produced throughout the UK and Europe.He also works extensively as a dramaturg, new writing consultant and workshop leader.
He has long-standing relationships with York Theatre Royal, Sheffield Theatres and Pilot Theatre Company and has held writer-in-residence posts with the latter two. He has also worked with and/or had his work produced by BBC Radio 4, National Theatre of Wales, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Derby Theatre, Oxfordshire Theatre Company, Birmingham Rep, Tutti-Frutti, Fresh Glory Productions, Watermill Theatre, Harrogate Theatre, Dundee Rep, Polka Theatre for Children, Theatre Royal, Plymouth, Seven Sisters Group, Emergency Exit Arts, Merseyside Young People’s Theatre, Compass Theatre Company, Mad Dogs Theatre Company, Whoopee Stomp Dance Company, Saxony State Theatre (Germany),Taurus Teatro (Spain), Landestheater Linz (Austria), Vrienden van de Dansmuziek (Netherlands), Exit Productions (Norway) and the European theatre networks MagicNet and Platform 11+.
He worked as a freelance theatre tutor at Bretton Hall, University of Leeds for seven years and has led numerous and varied new writing projects in theatres and educational organisations across UK and Europe. He was part of the core team who developed Sheffield People’s Theatre for Sheffield Theatres between 2011 and 2013.
Richard has twenty-five years’ experience of developing new work and leading creative projects with people of all ages and skills levels and working within a range of different communities.
Composer - Spesh Maloney: www.lophonics.webflow.io
Spesh is an active composer of music and sonic works for film, commercials, theatre and multimedia installations.
Spesh has worked with: BBC, Royal Shakespeare Company, British Museum, Shakespeare’s Globe, The Old Vic, Royal Opera House, NT, National Gallery, Royal Palaces. He’s an Mmus composition graduate of the Royal College of Music, London and has lectured and tutored at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town, and the National Science Museum’s DANA Institute. Spesh’s research interests are in the application of 3D, binaural, 360 sound and music fusion in multimedia, exploring audio-visual synchresis.
Notable works: Black Roses - composer (BBC/documentary/RTS winner); A Night At The Mansion - composer & sound (Studio McGuire/installation); King Lear - composer (RSC/theatre feature film); A Summer Hamlet - composer (Globe Theatre/feature doc).
Spesh is currently working on a groundbreaking ‘special episode’ of the BBCs long-standing continuing drama EastEnders. The episode follows the POV of a hearing-impaired character, telling his story through an immersive distorted sound-world.
Graphic and Set Design - Anna Bean: www.bluebeany.com
Anna Bean a freelance artist and designer based in Hull. Her work recalls a long tradition of staged narratives and theatrical role playing in art. She utilises the camera and photoshop and various tools of the cinema and theatre, such as makeup, costumes, props, and scenery, to create dream worlds filled with Gothic horror and surreal humour.
Alongside photographic work I also create still and animated photo-montage, and quite often appropriate existing images and re-imagine them in a new context. I also work in collaboration with performers to reshape my 2D created worlds into 3D immersive theatrical experiences allowing the audience to become part of these imaginary spaces.
Set Build - Ed Ullyard
Ed has been a teacher for 38 years so is used to multi functional and used to making quick, informed artistic decisions. He has created the following theatre sets: Happy Days(Beckett), A Christmas Carol (Dickens), Brief Lives (about John Aubrey by Patrick Garland), Echoes (a community play), A Steady Rain, a tough 2 handler which transferred to the Arcola theatre, London, Oliver Twist, his first venture into a large scale scaffolding set, Sparrow, an absurdist theatre set, and Blackbird, a dark 2 hander, naturalistic box set. He is thoroughly enjoying the large scale building it allows him. HeI designs, builds, paints and makes props.
Technical Production Management - TG Events: www.tgevents.co.uk
TG Events are based in Bradford and have 20 years experience of indoor and outdoor events, managing anything from music festivals to serious theatre productions, national conferences to royal visits, unlike most run-of-the-mill events companies out there, they specialise in producing and managing the downright bizarre.
TG Events provide full event management, production management, event safety management, creative consultancy and event feasibility studies.
Production Supplier - Optoma: www.optoma.co.uk
Optoma delivers engaging visual experiences for a connected world.
With customer needs and the user experience at the centre of everything we do, Optoma’s projection, LED and interactive flat panel display products combine superior image processing technologies with exceptional engineering and innovation to deliver stunning crystal clear images with ultimate reliability. Designed for professional AV and home entertainment, our award-winning projectors use DLP® technology, pioneered by Texas Instruments.
Automation, Engineering and Programming - Ian Mitchell, Adam Tunnicliffe, Meggan Gumbrell
Microsoft certified mixed reality developer at VISR Ltd. with commercial experience working and managing MR projects. Past experience collaborating with Unity3D on their "Learn" platform, supporting "Autodesk University" as a teaching assistant, and running Unity workshops. Proficient in 3DSMax, Photoshop, Nuke, Unity, C# and C++.
Experienced C# and Unity developer specialising in Mixed Reality applications. Hardware prototyping and R&D at VISR Dynamics Ltd with experience in Blender (3D Modelling), Fusion 360 (CAD), 3D printing, CNC milling and embedded electronics.
Assistant 3D Artist - Anthony Attwood