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Ian Fenton’s work in the film, television and interactive industries as a writer and director has earned him nominations and awards from BAFTA, the Royal Television Society, the San Francisco International Film Festival, and the London Short Film Festival.He was the founder and director of The Story Engine – an annual event aimed at helping new and emerging screenwriters gain a better understanding of the craft and business of screenwriting – which ran from 2005 to 2010 in partnership with New Writing North. In 2010 he was invited by director Tina Gharavi to help develop the screenplay for I Am Nasrine, and worked as a dramaturg throughout the writing and editing of the film, which went on to be nominated for a BAFTA in 2013. In 2012, he launched Time Machine, an alternative reality game for children based at the Tyneside Cinema, which has since won five awards including the Anthony Wilson Original Modern Award from Big Chip Awards. His feature film debut as a writer – White Settlers – was released by Grimm Entertainment in 2014.

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