Denzil Monk


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Denzil's bio

Over the last two decades I have cultivated, led and worked in senior roles at an array of businesses, charities and social enterprises. My previous work includes bringing to life the largest mechanical puppet ever created in Britain: standing at over 10 metres tall, the Man Engine was the major event commissioned for the “Tinth” anniversary celebrations of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Landscape; a two-week participative ritual pilgrimage stretching the length of Kernow, drawing a live audience of 150,000 people to 22 public events, with a global media reach of over 112 million.

I’ve been responsible for running scores of creative and heritage projects, including festivals, films, industry and community events, managing large staff teams and networks of volunteers to effectively and safely deliver quality cultural experiences to participants and audiences in physical locations, digital environments, and the spaces in between.

As a writer and producer my work explores identity, place, perception and the dynamics of collective action. I’m interested in transmedia narratives and geo-locational experiences, experimental and explorative theatre and filmmaking, and hybrid distribution. I have an extensive creative, technical and cultural skillset; an intuitive understanding of narrative and an astute command of production workflows from conception, through development and execution, to cinema, broadcast & digital deliverables. I’ve produced three feature films, a featurette, a profusion of drama shorts, documentaries, animations, commercials, promos and several mobile apps; winning recognition from national and international awards. In 2010 I was welcomed into the College of Bards of the Cornish Gorsedh for services to Cornish film.

I am currently engaged as Cinegi Arts&Film Venues and Communications Manager and as an Associate Lecturer at the School of Film and Television, Falmouth University, where he has contributed to post-grad online curriculum development in creative business entrepreneurship. He was an inaugural Arts Award advisor and moderator, is co-author of the Social Enterprise Qualification and continues to create opportunities for new talent to shine.