Carrie Cutforth
CARRIE CUTFORTH CURRICULUM VITAE

CREATIVE PRODUCER, WRITER

SUMMARY

  • President and Executive Producer at Borken Creative Inc.
  • Producer for digital, interactive, screen content and live events
  • Innovative storyteller, big-picture strategist, and systems thinker
  • An agnostic cross-platform writer with an audience development focus
  • Internationally regarded expert on web series and transmedia storytelling
  • Grant/Funding writer (interactive/web series) that understands new media funding landscape in Canada

PRODUCER

 

SCREEN CONTENT

Producer: BULLETPROOF: A LESBIANS’ GUIDE TO SURVIVING THE PLOT (Documentary Feature) 2018-20
Associate Producer: TALENT HOUNDS (Documentary Feature) Hop To It Productions, 2012/13
Consulting Producer and Crowdfunding Manager: ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Film) 2013
Consulting Producer: ASSET, Irradiated Panda (Web Series) 2013

 

INTERACTIVE

TARPED BY A 3SOME (Visual Novel) 2018
SPY SLUTZ (Digital) 2014
TALENT HOUNDS (Transmedia) Hop To It Productions, 2012/13
ALL YOUR FATES (Transmedia, Digital Serialized Novel) 2012/13
WORK WITH NO PANTS (Alternate Reality Game) 2012
TEXTAPUBLICATION (Mobile Poetry Project) for Lillian Allen‘s Poetry Villiage, 2010 Junction Arts Festival, 2010
RIPPLE (Mobile Poetry Project) for Lillian Allen’s Poetry Villiage, 2010 Junction Arts Festival, 2010

 

LIVE EVENTS

Producer: 2015 COMING SOON TRAILER FEST, 2015
Co-Producer/Chief Financial Officer: TO WEBFEST 2014, Toronto, 2014
Producer: 2014 COMING SOON TRAILER FEST, 2014
Producer: 2013 COMING SOON TRAILER FEST, 2013
Co-Organizer/Host: Masterclass with Jon Reiss, TRANSMEDIA 101, Toronto, 2012
Ground Team Lead Organizer: TORONTO ARGFEST 2012, Toronto, 2012
Associate Producer: for Lillian Allen’s POETRY VILLAGE, 2010 Junction Arts Festival, Toronto, 2010
Curator: KRISP & VERKLEMPT, Faking It, OCAD, Toronto (Exhibition) 2008
Curator: DOOD, Transit Space, OCAD, Toronto (Exhibition), 2007
Curator: HYBRIDIZED DOLLS & DROLLS, XPACE, Toronto (Exhibition) 2007
Curator: PAJAMA PARTY, Faking It, OCAD, Toronto (Exhibition) 2007
Curator: FAÇADE, Faking It, OCAD, Toronto (Exhibition) 2007
Curator: PUBLINATIONS HYPERSPACE, OCAD, Toronto (Exhibition) 2007

WRITER

 

SCREEN CONTENT

Currently a writer in the story room for the STUDIO KILLERS 404 TV series project, 2020
Creative Consultant on SLOPPY JOANS (short form series), Hop To It Productions, 2019

 

INTERACTIVE

TARPED BY A 3SOME (Visual Novel) 2018
SPY SLUTZ (Digital) 2014
ALL YOUR FATES (Transmedia) 2011-2012
WORK WITH NO PANTS (Alternate Reality Game) 2011
Creative Consultant: VEIL NANOSCIENCE, Immersive Fiction (Alternate Reality Game) 2011

 

FICTION & LITERARY

THE WAY OUT — A RECOLLECTION OF MY LIFE AS A BISEXUAL JEHOVAH’S WITNESS, Medium. Sep. 2, 2017
ALL YOUR FATES: All chapters for parts one and three. (Digital Serialized Novel) 2012-13 
[DEL]’S DIARY
for the VEIL NANOSCIENCE Alternate Reality Game by Immersive Fiction. (Novella) 2011
MY IMAGINARY BEST KIDS, SOUNDS LIKE CANADA, CBCRadio1 (Radio) 2006

 

EDITOR

ALL YOUR FATES: Part two (Digital Serialized Novel) 2013
Assistant Editor, ROCKET SCIENCE 1.1., Summer 2006

 

ARTICLES AND ESSAYS

FORGIVENESS IS OVERRATED: THE SECOND COMING OF KESHA, Medium. Jul. 11, 2017
HOW TO STOP, DROP, AND ROLL IN MENTAL CRISIS, The Establishment. Jul. 14, 2017
IN SEARCH OF: ONE MALE ALLY TO HOLD MY HAND FOR SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTO-OP, Medium. Mar. 2017
GO UNFUCK YOURSELF: MANUAL ON JARGON FOR DIGITAL MARKETERS, Medium. Jan. 2017
HOW TO HELP THE CAUSE WHEN YOU NEED HELP YOURSELF, The Establishment, Nov. 2016.
—Republished by Everyday Feminism. Feb. 2017
HOW TO MELT YOUR BATHTUB WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, Maximum Middle Age. Jul. 2016
GOOGLE OFFICIALLY KNOWS FAR TOO MUCH ABOUT MY VAGINA, Maximum Middle Age. Jun. 2016
MY ONE MINUTE RAPE STORY, The Establishment. May 2016
OVER 40 WITH ZERO FUCKS TO GIVE, Medium. Dec. 2014
PLAYBACK CANADIAN FILM & TV HALL OF FAME: ANDRA SHEFFER, Playback Magazine. Dec. 2014
GUEST POST: TOP 5 WEB SERIES TIPS, JonReiss.com. May 2014
MARKETING A DIGITAL PROJECT SHOULDN’T BE AN AFTERTHOUGHT, STREAM Daily. Feb. 2014
RUN A CAMPAIGN LIKE A HORSERACE (AND WHY YOU SHOULD), New Hive. Jan. 2014
HOW TO GET MONEY FROM PEOPLE LIKE A MACHIAVELLIAN, New Hive. Jan. 2014
2014: A YEAR IN REVIEW FROM THE FUTURE, New Hive. Jan. 2014
ARE BITCOINS THE NEW POGS, New Hive. Dec. 2013
10 GENIUS TACTICS OF THE LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN, TCM Resource Kit. 2013
A CONVERSATION WITH IPF WEB SERIES PRODUCERS PART 1 & Part 2, Web Series Today. 2011
SUBVERTING THE CANADIAN NATIONAL ARTEFACTS, Line Break. (Print) 2009
Arts Columnist for BLOGTO.COM. 2009
WHERE IT’S AT: MAPPING TORONTO’S CREATIVE CLUSTERS, Rocket Science. (Print) 2008
INTERVIEW WITH VID INGELEVICS, Rocket Science. (Print) 2008

 

CONTRIBUTOR

FEMINISM 101: WHAT IT’S LIKE BEING TREATED DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE YOU’RE A WOMAN, Grok Nation. Feb. 2017
FEMINISM 101: WHAT’S DATING AS A FEMINIST ACTUALLY LIKE, Grok Nation. Feb. 2017
ASK A RAGING FEMINIST: WHAT’S YOUR THEME SONG? She Knows. Jun. 2015

GRANT & FUNDING WRITER (AWARDED)

FOR INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS

Canada Arts Council: BULLETPROOF: A LESBIANS’ GUIDE TO SURVIVING THE PLOT, 2019
Toronto Arts Council: BULLETPROOF: A LESBIANS’ GUIDE TO SURVIVING THE PLOT, 2018
IPF Web Drama Series Program: ASSET for Irradiated Panda, 2013
Bell Fund: Contributed writing to the interactive portion of TALENT HOUNDS Hop To It Productions application, 2012

 

FOR COMMUNITY BUILDING INITIATIVES

OMDC Industry Development Program: TO WEBFEST 2014, 2014
IPF Professional Development Program: TO WEBFEST 2014, 2014
OMDC IDM Industry Research Grant: INDUSTRY PROFILE OF THE INDEPENDENT WEB SERIES CREATORS OF CANADA, 2014

SPEAKER

 

SPEAKING APPEARANCES & PRESENTATIONS

MAINSTREAMING MARGINALIZED VOICES, Storyworld, Catalyst Festival, Duluth, Minnesota, Oct. 10, 2019
CENTERING VOICES FROM THE MARGINS & MAINSTREAMING UNDERSERVED AUDIENCES, Storyworld 3.0, Los Angeles, ……….May 20, 2018
INTERACT: TV ON THE WEB (Special Speaker), Interactive Ontario, Toronto, Aug. 13, 2014
GAME-CHANGERS: NEW VENTURES IN DISTRIBUTION, Ontario Writer’s Conference, Ajax, Ontario, May 2014
Speaker at Masters of Digital Media on Transmedia in Toronto program, Centre of Digital Media, University of BC, 2012
WELCOME, Second global Transmedia Meetup of Meetups at Storyworld, Los Angeles, 2012
READ AT OWN RISK: EMERGENT NARRATIVE FORMS & WATTPAD, Transmedia 101, Toronto, 2012
THE KARADA presented at Storyworld’s Inproduction Showcase, San Francisco, 2011

 

GUEST LECTURER

PARTICIPATORY FICTION, Experimental Writing class, OCAD U, Toronto, Mar. 2019
PARTICIPATORY FICTION, Hybrid Media Writing class, OCAD U, Toronto, Jan. 2018
PARTICIPATORY FICTION, Experimental Fiction class, OCAD U, Toronto, Jan. 2016
Experimental Writing class, OCAD U, Toronto, Jan. 2014
Advanced Television Writing & Transmedia class, York University, Nov. 2013
Interactive Narrative class, OCAD U, Toronto, Aug. 2013
EXPANDING NARRATIVE: TRANSMEDIA/ARGS, Experimental Writing class, OCAD U, Toronto, 2010
METAPHOR, Creative Writing One class, OCAD U, Toronto, 2010
FROM CONCEPT TO TEAR DOWN, Professional Practice, OCAD, Toronto, 2009
URBAN ART & ADVERTISING, BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY, OCAD, Toronto, 2008

 

SPECIAL GUEST/GUEST SPEAKER

Tranvergance’s Storyhackathon, Los Angeles, Aug. 2013
Town Hall Meeting, Transmedia LA, Los Angeles, Aug. 2013
Guidestone’s Meetup, Toronto, 2012
Launch Announcement Party of OCAD University’s Creative Writing BFA, DFI Lounge, OCAD University, Toronto, Mar. 24, 2017

 

PANELIST

DIGITAL MARKETING: A CAMPAIGN BEYOND A POST, Ontario Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Toronto, Dec. 3, 2018
WE’RE BROADS, THEY’RE CHICKS, LET’S MAKE CHANGE! Webinar, Nov. 22, 2015
DRIVE PEOPLE TO YOUR WEBSERIES, Conducttr Webinar, Mar. 3, 2015
WEB SERIES, IP Program, Centennial College, Toronto, Dec. 9, 2014
THE BUSINESS OF TRANSMEDIA CANADA, Transmedia LA, Los Angeles, Feb. 2013
THE BIG TALK, OCAD U, Toronto, 2012
THE ROLE OF THE ART CRITIC, ArtSPEAK Series, Gallery 1313, Toronto, 2007

 

MODERATOR

Q&A sessions for TO WebFest, Friday, May 26, 2017 for the following screenings:

    • HOPE & STRUGGLE
    • PIQUED MY INTEREST
    • Unique & UNUSUAL

SO YOU WANT TO CROWDFUND, TO Webfest, Toronto, May 11, 2014
BUILDING A BUSINESS MODEL FOR WEB SERIES, Playback Summit, Apr. 30 2014
CANUCK WEBSERIES SHOWCASE, Merging Media 2013, Vancouver, Nov. 2013
X-COLLABORATION + OTHER CO-CREATIVE SYNERGIES, Merging Media 2012, Vancouver, 2012
FROM PLAYER TO PUPPET MASTER, ARGFest, Toronto, 2012

 

INVITED HOST/FACILITATOR

SCREENING OF BEAT GIRL PREMIER, Merging Media 2013, Vancouver, Nov. 2013
NOT SO FRIENDLY FAMILY HOUR (Co-Host), Social Media Week with the IWCC, Sep. 2013
STORY THIS! (Story/Performance Workshop Facilitator) DIY Days, RYERSON University, Toronto, Nov. 2013

SERVICE TO COMMUNITY

WEB SERIES

Independent Web Series Creators of Canada

    • Co-Founder/Treasurer: 2011 – 2014
    • Executive Director: 2013-2014
      • Forged formation of a non-profit professional national association for web series creators and acted as inaugural Executive Director.
      • Spearheaded a research industry study: an economic profile of Web Series creators in Ontario.
    • Interim Board Member: Nov. 2016-Aug 2017

TO WebFest

    • Inaugural Co-Producer/Chief Financial Officer 2014
    • Juror: 2017, 2016

Toronto Web Series Community Meetups: Co-hosted numerous meetups 2011-2014

Coming Soon Trailer Fest: Host & Organizer 2013-2015

 

INTERACTIVE

Canadian Screen Awards: Juror, Cross-Platform 2016, 2015

Transmedia 101

    • Co-Founder/Host: A local monthly meetup group that hosted a variety of speakers on topics of interest to the transmedia community and transmedia curious 2011-2013

Transmedia Meetup of Meetups: Chair/Co-organizer of a meeting of approximately seventy transmedia professionals from around the world at the Storyworld Conference

Transmedia Europe Alliance: Adviser Dec 2011-April 2012

Stream Daily: Advisory Board Member 2014-2016

IAWTV Awards: Transmedia Category Chair and Adviser 2015

Merging Media: Mentor for The Pitch 360 Competition for both Merging Media’s MM2013 and MM2012

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Thanks from One Muse/James Carter for digital project NY_HEART STORIES: LES (PART ONE).

Dedicated Thanks in SO I MIGHT BE A VAMPIRE, a novel by Rodney V. Smith

REFERENCED IN

Brandon Hunter, Lindsay. THIS IS NOT A THREAT: CONSPIRACY FOR GOOD, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. (Vol. 11, Iss. 2) 2015

Gordon, Ruthanna. ALTERNATE REALITY GAMES FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH. (ETC Press) Feb. 27. 2015

Merlo, Seth. NARRATIVE, STORY, INTERSUBJECTIVITY: FORMULATING A CONTINUUM FOR EXAMINING TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING. (Murdoch University) 2014 pg. 28

Haldenby, Trevor, BRINGING THE FUTURE TO LIFE. Sep. 2013 pg 58-60

O’ Flynn, Siobhan. CASE STUDY: DESIGNING FOR ATTENTION: TRANSMEDIA’S NEW NARRATIVE PRACTICES PART 2, (Slideshare) Jun. 2013.

Geiger, Kristin. BROAD CITY VS. GIRLS: EIN VERGLEICH VON WEB- UND TV-SERIEN, Web Video Cultures. Jun. 7, 2014

PRESS COVERAGE

CARRIE CUTFORTH AND THE OG IWCC, CreatorTown Podcast. Nov. 6th, 2017
Chadwick-Hussein, Darren. 12 MUST ATTEND EVENTS FOR WEB SERIES CREATORS, Raindance Blog. Feb. 2015
INTERVIEW WITH CARRIE CUTFORTH, Katie Chats. Sep. 2014
WEBVEE GUIDE INTERVIEWS TO WEBFEST (PRE-FEST), Host Jeff Siniawsky. Webveeguide. May 2014
WEBVEE GUIDE INTERVIEWS REGAN LATIMER AND CARRIE CUTFORTH, with Host Daniela Dilorio. Webveeguide. May 2014
VIC & RACHEL AT TO WebFest: REGAN LATIMER AND CARRIE CUTFORTH INTERVIEW, Vic & Rachel. May 2014
Rausch, Dominik. WHEN CREATORS WORK TOGETHER, Max It Magazine. May 2014
ZsebÖk, Simon. WEB + SERIES = STORYTELLING 2.0, Viewster. May 2014
Playback Staff. TRANSMEDIA: BLOODY GOOD BUSINESS? PART 2, Playback Magazine. Feb. 2014
Staffans, Simon. WHAT DOES 2014 HOLD FOR CROSS-PLATFORM CONTENT?, MIPBlog. Jan. 2014
Staffans, Simon. INTERVIEW WITH CARRIE CUTFORTH-YOUNG, One Year in Now Media. Dec. 2013
Halton Empire Staff, INDIE STYLE FILE: CARRIE CUTFORTH-YOUNG, Halton Empire. Dec. 2013
Staffans, Simon. WHAT CAN TV LEARN FROM ONLINE PRODUCERS, MIPBlog. Nov. 2013
CARRIE CUTFORTH-YOUNG USES THIS, The Setup. Sept. 2013
EPISODE 111 WITH GUEST CARRIE CUTFORTH-YOUNG, Interview with Host Nic Baisley. FilmSnobbery Live! Aug. 2013
Interview with Hosts Steve Peters & J.C. Hutchins, StoryForward Podcast. 2013
Astle, Randy. DIGITAL PUBLISHING FOR FILMMAKERS: THE KARADA AND THE SILENT HISTORY, FilmMaker Magazine. 2013
Andersen, M.J. 2012 YEAR IN REVIEW, ARGNet. Dec. 2012
Wattpad Staff. THE KARADA COMES TO WATTPAD, Wattpad’s Feature Blog. Sep. 26, 2012
Nord, Liz. THREE THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE HIRING A TRANSMEDIA DESIGNER, POV’s Documentary Blog, PBS. 2012
Johnson, Lucas. CREATIVE VOICE: CARRIE CUTFORTH, Silverstring Media. Dec. 2011
Bentley, David. HEROES WRITER CREATING INTERACTIVE TV SERIES AND DIGITAL COMIC THE KARADA, IMDB News. Oct. 2011
NEW INTERACTIVE TV SERIES, The Geek Files. Oct. 2011
GET READY FOR NEW TRANSMEDIA SERIES: THE KARADA, Movie Viral. Oct. 2011
Stuart, Keith. HEROES WRITER TO CREATE NEW TRANSMEDIA SERIES: THE KARADA, The Guardian. Sep. 2011
Smith, Steve. TRANSMEDIA THRILLER TO JOIN ‘HEROES” SCRIBE WITH ARG PRODUCER MediaPost. Sep. 2011
Swedlow, Tracy. INTERACTIVE TV NEWS ROUNDUP, Interactive TV Today. Sep. 2011
HEROES WRITER TAKES ON NEW TRANSMEDIA SERIES, The Geek Syndicate. Sep. 2011
Djref, Kristin. TEA4TWO LETAR SPONSORER TILL INTERAKTIV THRILLER, Dagensmedia. Sep. 2011
Andersen, Michael. 2011: YEAR IN REVIEW, ARGNet. Sep. 2011
Polson, Willow. THE KARADA WILL BE MELTING HEADS, Urban Fantasy News. Sep. 2011
Vasta, Sameer.REVIEW OF “HYBRIDIZED: DOLLS AND DROLLS, BLOGTO. Sep. 30, 2006

LITERARY READINGS & PERFORMANCES

PUSSYCAT LOUNGE, Hamilton, Nov. 18, 2017
BIPHORIA HAMILTON: VOICES OF RESISTANCE FESTIVAL, Hamilton, Sep. 22, 2017
PAINTING WITH WORDS, OCAD U, Toronto, 2012
PASSIONATE WOMEN AND WORDS, Poetry Village, Junction Arts Festival, Toronto, Sep. 12, 2010
OCAD WRITERS, Poetry Village, Junction Arts Festival, Toronto, Sep. 12, 2010
I SAW I WAS, OCAD U, Toronto, Aug. 16, 2010
HEAR MY WORDS, FEEL MY WORDS, MARK MY WORDS, Ellington’s Music Café, Toronto, Jun. 13, 2010
READING THROUGH, OCAD U, Toronto, Apr. 8, 2010
THROUGH THE WRITING CLASS, The Trane Studio, Toronto, Aug. 17, 2009
SPOKES & WORDS, OCAD U, Toronto, Mar. 27, 2009
STUNT DOUBLES, Ellington’s Café, Toronto, Jul. 30 2008
VOICES, VERSIONS, AND VISIONS, OCAD U, Toronto, Apr. 11 2007

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CMPA Transmedia Mentorship Program, Toronto, Oct. 2012 – Apr. 2013
Participant in MEIC’s Mobile Camp, Toronto, 2012
Participant in Celebrate the Web as Art Director for Web Series Pilot: THE GHOSTENING, Toronto, May 2012
Participant in Storycode’s Story Hack, the world’s first transmedia hackathon, New York, 2012
Participant in MEIC’S MAP (Mobile App Accelerator Program), Toronto, 2012
Producer’s Certificate from Raindance Org, Toronto

EDUCATION

Bachelors of Fine Arts: Criticism and Curatorial Practice 2008, Thesis: Lactivision (Digital Project); Double Minor in English and Digital & Media Studies, OCAD University 2009

 

OCAD AWARDS:

Runner-Up in 401 Richmond Prize, Jun. 2008
CRCP Faculty Award, Jun. 2008
George A. Reid Award, Jun. 2007
Volunteer Certificate of Recognition, Jun. 2007
Dr. Eugene A. Poggetto Award, Jun. 2006
Provincial Chapter of Ontario IODE Tuition Award, Jun. 2005

 

SERVICE TO THE OCAD COMMUNITY:

Graduation Blender, Feb. 4, 2008
The OCAD Mobile Lab Portage Design Charrette, Oct. 26-28, 2007
Hiring Committee for Assistant Dean of Liberal Studies, Jun. 5, 2007
Juror: Gallery 76 Award, May 8, 2007
Hyperspace Graduation Committee, Feb.- Apr. 2007
Academic Standards Policy Committee, Feb. 2007
OCAD Student Forum, Nov. 26, 2006