Who we are

Storythings is a strategy and content company with a simple mission:

We help good people tell important stories in fascinating ways.

We’re deep thinkers and multi-disciplinary storytellers – we make films, podcasts, animation, illustration. 

We obsess over formats and story structure.

We’re fascinated by attention and behaviours.

We believe in turning comms into culture.

Our team of strategists and makers have cabinets filled with Baftas, Emmys and Webbys. We work with a global network of talent located across India, Latin America, Europe and the USA.

Our team

Matt Locke

Director / Full-time

Matt leads on operations and processes for the company, as well as exec producing projects for clients including BBC, PBS, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Wellcome Trust. Before founding Storythings in 2011 he worked for over a decade in senior digital roles at Channel 4 and the BBC, including roles as Head of Innovation at BBC and Head of Multiplatform at Channel 4. He also started the Public Media Stack project, and will eventually one day finish his book about the history of attention metrics, which is actually way more interesting than it sounds.

Hugh Garry

Director / Full-time

Hugh is a strategist and executive producer who has been developing award winning online, video, and audio formats for over 25 years. He spent the first 15 years innovating in digital media at the BBC. Hugh writes the Storythings newsletter and Formats Unpacked. You really should subscribe. 

Anjali Ramachandran

Director / Full-time

Director. Anjali has a background in digital media, strategy and innovation. At Storythings she works on strategy and exec production for clients including Experian and Nesta. She is passionate about diversity, equality and inclusion and is a co-founder of global women in tech network Ada’s List. She also writes the Other Valleys newsletter looking at creative and tech-related news from emerging markets. She has worked across India, the US and UK. She spends way too much time on the internet trying to figure out where we’re heading. There are bad days.

Darren Garrett

Creative Director / Part-time

Darren looks after creative things and helps with production matters at Storythings. Prior to working with Storythings he ran his own company for 13 years making games, animation and digital things for companies such as BBC, Channel 4, Universal, Paramount and Disney winning a BAFTA, BIMA’s & a Games for Change award along the way. He once wrote a script that was recorded by Julianne Moore, but it was only phrases such as ‘head west’. Still counts though.

Emily Bromfield

Operations and Events / Part-time

Emily looks after all things operational at Storythings. Before joining the company in 2018, she worked at a number of art and literature organisations including Artangel and PEN International. Outside work she tries to keep her tomato plants alive, despite having no green fingers, and reads too much.

Lynsey Martenstyn

Producer / Fixed term

Lynsey works on creating and executing TV formats and video output. Her background is in factual TV production. She’s worked on a range of award-winning formats, from BBC3’s popular short-form series ‘Things Not to Say’ to BAFTA nominated current affairs documentary ‘Growing Up Poor: Britain’s Breadline Kids’. Outside of work, Lynsey has a passion for theatre and playwriting and has had work published by Oberon.

Eden Brackenbury

Designer / Full-time

Eden makes artwork and manages websites for Storythings and our clients. She was the lead designer on Nevertheless Season 2 and Public Media Stack. She believes in sticking up for people and making sure people can see themselves in our work.

Grace Dobush

Editor / Fixed-term

Grace is a freelance journalist based in Berlin, where she’s written about technology, business and design for publications including Handelsblatt, Fortune, Wired and Quartz. She co-founded an indie craft show and craft business conference back in Ohio, but now she only crafts for friends, not for profit. Her lockdown goals include finishing the second draft of her novel and successfully crocheting one pair of woolen socks.

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How can we help you?

We love big questions and enjoy finding their answers. If you want to talk business or just need a sounding board for your ideas, we’d love to talk.