Lisa Harewood – Creative Director

Lisa Harewood is Barbadian cross platform storyteller based in the UK. Her work spans film, audio, virtual and augmented reality and interactive installation. She focusses on stories about lesser-known aspects of Caribbean and diaspora culture and society.

Auntie was her debut effort as a writer/director. Lisa previously produced a microbudget feature film, A Hand Full of Dirt, which was nominated for Best First Feature at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2011. She launched the Barrel Stories project in 2016 and continues to develop it alongside her work n development communication for a number of international agencies.

Lisa is a resident at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol where she explores the intersection of storytelling and technology. She is co-creating a virtual reality piece, Love and Seawater, and has written narrative for an augmented reality project Shared Pasts: Decoding Complexity.

She has an MA in Creative and Media Enterprises from the University of Warwick and an MA in Documentary Production from University of the West of England.

Ewan Cass-Kavanagh – Creative Technologist

Ewan is an artist and creative technologist whose work focuses on documentary, oral histories and social activism. He joined the project in 2018 and has collaborated with Lisa to create the proof of concept for Love and Seawater.

Starting with the award-winning Quipu Project, Ewan has developed a specialism in building digital projects which work both online and offline, and a participatory aproach to interactive documentary making.

His work has been exhibited at film-festivals aroud the world as well as reported on in international press including the Guardian, BBC and New York Times. Ewan combines a Fine Art education from Central St Martins with a Masters degree from Goldsmiths exploring the theory and practice of social computing.