Digital Filmmaker & Community Builder
Paul Irwin has a background in working with disadvantaged young people from around the world. He’s taken this lifelong professional passion and innovating new solutions using digital media and interactive storytelling.
He created an interactive film series “TryLife” aimed at educating young people about the consequences of their actions. If you remember the old choice-based adventure books you will love TryLife.
He has amassed a huge social media following using just one mobile phone. Reaching 188,000,000 people in one week with 849,000,000 social media impressions in a month with no advertising or marketing spend.
Paul has won the prestigious UK tech competition, Pitch@Palace, in both the People Choice & Overall categories.
He is now also developing an interactive film with the heads of the infamous Bloods, Crips and Mexican Mafia gangs in South Central LA as well as an interactive climate action app for small children and a medieval style Game of Thrones style video game and TV series.
Paul Irwin’s work has focussed on improving the lives of disadvantaged young people through interactive filmmaking and digital media. His company, Trylife.TV, have amassed a huge following online including more than 7 million followers on Facebook among other channels.
Paul will discuss how the pandemic helped them get creative about building a deeper and more meaningful community to combat the negative mental health impacts of the lockdowns.