Keynote Session - Rory Haines
The Hero's Algorhythm: The Changing Face of Storytelling
With the tidal wave of non-stop content that currently occupies our social media feeds, it is clear that the way in which we tell stories has changed. But storytelling is an art form that is as old as civilization itself, and perhaps we have a lot to learn from our own history as we develop new languages in this unchartered frontier.
Rory Haines is a Los Angeles based filmmaker/producer with feet in both the digital and traditional worlds. He is an award winning writer/director represented by Oasis Media and UTA, who's work has been selected on the coveted 'Blacklist.' He has sold original scripts to Participant, Universal, the BBC and Perfect Storm among others.
On the digital side, Rory was acting head of operations at Tobuscus Inc. during the first wave of YouTube as an industry. He oversaw a period of exponential growth, with over 13 million subscribers and over 2 billion views. He has project managed successful brand campaigns with clients such as EA, Ubisoft, Walmart, Dr. Pepper and KFC. Following on from Tobuscus, Rory was appointed CEO of NewMediaRocksters and spearheaded an organic content strategy that transformed their online video presence from 4,000 subscribers to over 600,000 and from 100k views/month to peaks of 15 million.
Since leaving NMR, Rory joined Astronauts Wanted as an Executive Producer, developing original content. He recently joined forces with some of YouTubes top gamers as COO of the supergroup 'Vision Squad.'