McCarren Park is an interactive transmedia experience that combines an smart phone application portal with film, social media components, narrative blogs, location based unlockable material, and live events.
For the actual project that this blog talks about making, check out a transmedia work in progress...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Weekly Caption Contest: First Winner!!!

Congratulations, Jon, you get bragging rights for an entire week and a smug sense of superiority to leverage as you will.

To take Jon down a peg, enter this week's caption contest and see if your dry wit 
can out-lol this week's winner at our Facebook Page!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How are we doing this? and why?

Jurassic Park Slope is an interactive experience, it not only asks for audience participation, it requires it to produce its final product. We're all bored with passive entertainment and want to create something active where fans have ownership and share in the experience from day one until long after the final product's release.

This project asks its audience to join the creators on the streets and at parties, to share their own footage, ideas, photos and to create stories of their own to add to the fictional world.

We want people to dress like dinosaurs, join us at events, help us film and share their ideas and experience online. Why do we want to share the process? It's fun and attainable.

Our aesthetic is easy to plug in to, and this type of experience-making is possible with limited means and a very small budget. Not only do we want you to help us make our project better, we want you to create the next one, make it even better than ours and to pitch in when you make it.

For more information on how to contribute to Jurassic Park Slope, contact us at

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Story of McCarren Park

A parody homagĂ© to the 1993 film Jurassic Park, McCarren Park takes characters based on those of the film, putting them into the new perils of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Instead of Paleontologists traveling to the world's most amazing amusement park, where nothing can go wrong, Jurassic Park Slope takes its characters to Brooklyn’s in search of the greatest loft party ever… where nothing can go wrong. While the mysterious, exotic islands of Costa Rica house wonders unimaginable and Williamsburg’s streets pose indignities and fashion eccentricities that defy understanding, the dangers both groups face are the same… Dinosaurs!

About Us

Caitlin Burns
Caitlin Burns creates and influences rich fictional universes that are readily familiar to millions. An expert at transmedia storytelling as well as what makes a storyline rich, immersive and resonant, she has been involved in strategic planning and production of video games, comic book series, movies, toys and animation for world-class franchises. 

Her background in theatrical design and grand immersive events gives her a particular insight into the production processes across many creative boundaries, easily conversing with people of different specialties and integrating their work into a cohesive whole. Her costumes and events have been seen and enjoyed by thousands in and around New York City, some of her accessories have made their way to the runways of New York’s Fashion Week and her Jewelry has been profiled internationally.

Steele Tyler Filipek

Steele Tyler Filipek has been an active, professional writer since graduating from New York University in 2006. In addition to his work for Starlight Runner Entertainment, he has had plays produced in both the United States and England, published numerous short stories, written children's books, produced sketch comedy, and is the writer of the comic book, Tiara: Mistress of Time.