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Storyology is Australia’s premier festival of media and storytelling. Register and see the full site at walkleys.com/storyology15/. Bookmark the mobile site at storyology15.sched.org/mobile. And follow the conversation on Twitter at #Storyology.

Program updates for Friday: 
- Sydney Morning Herald’s innovation editor, Stephen Hutcheon, is replacing Conal Hanna on the Tiny screen, big disruption: Mobile-first strategies, and Amy O’Leary will not be appearing.
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Kylie Boltin

Executive producer, Documentaries & Drama Online, SBS

Kylie Boltin is executive producer of Documentaries & Drama Online at SBS, where she commissions and produces online exclusive documentary and drama programs as part of the SBS interactive team as well as multi-platform work for flagship SBS TV shows. She is the producer for Cronulla Riots: The Day that Shocked the Nation, which won the 2014 Walkley for Best Multimedia Storytelling together with numerous national and international awards. More recently, Kylie produced the interactive graphic novel The Boat which recognises the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and 40 years of Vietnamese resettlement in Australia. Prior to joining SBS, Kylie was an independent documentary producer/director and writer. A PhD in Creative Media (Film and TV) and a Master of Arts (Creative writing), Kylie has held academic positions in the USA and Australia.

A career moment I’m proud of is ... 
Winning the Walkley for Multimedia Storytelling as part of the SBS Online team last year for "Cronulla Riots - The day that shocked the nation". It was a huge thrill and such a fantastic endorsement of our work. Also completing and airing my first documentary on TV was an incredible feeling of accomplishment (and slight disbelief!) 

Something or someone I’m inspired by ...  
Are people who dedicate themselves to helping others in need and those who place themselves in others’ shoes to try and understand perspectives that may clash with their own world views. 

The time or place I’m most creative is ... 
When it’s quiet (which is hard in an open plan office!).

A kind of innovation that excites me is ...
Multimedia storytelling – masterful storytelling told with consideration of the opportunities afforded by technology.

Other storytellers I admire are ...
There are so many! Joan Didion, Junot Diaz, David Remnick (who I’m reading right now as research for our next project), Elmore Leonard, W.G. Sebald, Early Hanif Kureshi, P.T Anderson, Luis Buñuel, Jim Jarmusch and the NFB Interactive team. I should stop there … this list could be replaced with other writers/songwriters/filmmakers who have inspired, entertained, amazed or comforted me over the years.

I would advise my 15-year-old self to ...
Try and avoid self-doubt.  


At Storyology I can't wait to share ...
"The Boat" and the way in which SBS is working in the online space producing innovative content that punches above its weight and is creating new modes of storytelling practice.

The Storyology session I'm looking forward to is ...
Amy O’Leary's "Reading the readers: Putting data to work",  "Reader analytics: Deep cuts", Dan Archer’s "Building a world: Immersive visual storytelling" & Mark Kramer’s "Writing the #longread: Modern long-form storytelling techniques". 


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Thursday, November 12