Storytelling Across Media: From Film to Games

Mar 11, 2024

10:00am – 11:00am CT

Join producer, writer, and actor Ashly Burch (We're All Gonna Die, Horizon Zero Dawn) and creative visionary Abubakar Salim (Raised By Wolves, House of the Dragon, Assassin's Creed: Origins) for an honest, fun and casual conversation about how human truth and emotion makes for great storytelling. The actors will dig into their creative journeys, touching on Salim's path to founding Surgent Studios and making his first game, Tales of Kenzera: ZAU. Abu will talk about how the game is an homage to his lost father, who inspired everything from the Afrofuturistic setting to the gameplay and story.

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photo of Ashly Burch
Ashly Burch


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Abubakar Salim

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