Zillah Watson

immersive storytelling consultant

An Emmy-nominated immersive consultant, Zillah Watson was Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC. She was the executive producer of a number of critically acclaimed VR experiences for the BBC, including We Wait, The Turning Forest, Make Noise, Nothing to be Written, and Doctor Who: The Runaway. Premiered at film festivals around the world, including Tribeca, Venice and SXSW, the BBC's VR received numerous awards, including a Rose'D'Or, two Digital Broadcast Awards and an Emmy nomination. Zillah led the development of 360 VR for BBC News and is the author of VR for News: The New Reality, published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University in 2017. Formerly a TV and radio journalist, she began making VR after moving to BBC Research & Development to work on future content.

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