written out loud is a storytelling company...

founded by Joshua Shelov. Our mission is to tell stories that matter. We believe that story formats are changing rapidly - hello, streaming and snapchats and augmented blah blah blah - but story form is not. At the heart of every great story is its campfire story. We believe that truth to be undisruptable. So that's what we make at Written Out Loud.

Whether it’s a movie or a novella or a serialized podface VR implant, The Shawshank Redemption will always be The Shawshank Redemption. And Red’s walk along the beach towards the friend who gave him hope will not only refuse to diminish in power, it will grow in power. Because we now live in a world that needs stories that matter more than ever, stories that force us to confront the darkening world we live in, starting with the world's darkest and most mysterious corner, ourselves.