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January 01, 2014

About the author

Nicholas Packwood's career in Canada’s entertainment industries began twenty years ago, working for Moses Znaimer’s Olympus Management on a project including CityTV, Bravo!, Space, MuchMusic and MZTV. As the owner of an independent film production company and partner in a digital media production company, he has since had the opportunity to work on film, television, and video game projects with a variety of Canadian and international industry players including CBC, BBC, HBO, Paramount Pictures, Nelvana, Corus Entertainment, White Wolf Entertainment, Ellis Entertainment, Microsoft/Xbox Live, Epic Games and Unreal Technology. Since 2008, Nick has been a member of faculty in George Brown College's post-graduate Game Design program mentoring applied thesis projects and teaching Storytelling and Character Development, specializing in world building, dialogue, performance theory, character development, pitch development, and narrative design.

Publications include the Montreal Gazette, the Independent, the Manchester Evening News, the National Post and the Canadian Literary Review. Nick has appeared as a guest on CBC Radio, Talk!TV, BookTV and WTN's Modern Manners. Nick is the author of several peer reviewed articles; his work has appeared in a number of scholarly journals including Space & Culture, Santé/Culture/Health, Reviews in Anthropology, Nebula & the University of Minnesota. His writing has been anthologized alongside Margaret Atwood and Lillian Allen.

Nick is also a musician, game audio engineer and sound designer, having earned a Recording Arts Certificate from Toronto's Centennial College. Nick has performed as "Ghost of a flea" and "British Iron Age" at The Drake Underground, White Orchid and taken top billing at Savage Garden, North America's longest running gothic nightclub. More recently, he has taken up artisan perfumery.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 1, 2014 09:33 PM