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Mar 15 2016

Creative Scottish collaborators clinch £10k prize

I’m thrilled to announce “Kettle of Fish”, a creative consortia of PING,
KO LIK Films and Selina Wagner. Our vision is to create inspiring interactive storytelling apps for children.

Five new creative consortia win £10K support and funding from Scottish Enterprise

Kettle of Fish Founded by Dunblane-based Ping, BAFTA award-winning KO LIK Films and accomplished animation director Selina Wagner, Kettle of Fish aims to create inspiring interactive storytelling apps for children, starting with its first idea – ‘Crocodile on the Roof’. Together its members will pool skills and resources to take each new story idea from start to finish. It will also create a platform for collaboration with other writers and artists as it develops new stories.

Speaking of the collaboration, Ping founder and Kettle of Fish member, Jason Wagner, said: “By forming Kettle of Fish we aim to inspire storytelling, encourage creativity, teach problem solving skills and help young people learn how to use technology. In a nut shell we’re creating “turn to page” adventures for a digital age!

“All members of Kettle of Fish have a proven track record creating high quality, award winning content for television, online, App Store, Google Play and film. We have a shared ambition to create outstanding creative content for children. By coming together as a consortium we have a very strong set of skills and experience that will allow us to develop stories for the next generation.

“Winning the Collaboration Prize is a fantastic step forward for Kettle of Fish. It’s a real compliment to have our proposal recognised for its true potential and we can’t wait to get started on the creative development.

“Furthermore, the support we’ll receive will be integral to our launch. The App Store is a highly competitive platform so a well thought out marketing campaign is essential for success. We also want to engage our audience on social media from the outset and get them excited about the first release from Kettle of Fish.”

About the Collaboration Prize 2015

Launched by Scottish Enterprise in November 2015, with support from Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, the prize attracted a significant number of entries from across Scotland.

Each prize-winning collaboration will receive £5,000 cash, up to £5,000 specialist support to set their idea in motion alongside support from Co-operative Development Scotland to form their consortium.

David Smith, Director of Creative Industries at Scottish Enterprise, said: “Across Scotland there is a growing appetite for increased collaboration, with the model shown to help businesses increase revenue and reach new markets. By encouraging companies to work together, we can help to grow the creative industries sector and in turn boost the wider economy.

“The Collaboration Prize is a fantastic initiative. I congratulate all five winners and we look forward to working with them as they look to make their collaborative ideas a reality.”

More information about the Collaboration Prize.