Transatlantic Storytelling is an immersive learning, global storytelling project between students at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and Cardiff Metropolitan University in Cardiff, Wales.

Ball State students collaborated with Cardiff Met students on identifying, developing and producing feature stories on Welsh athletes. 

While on the ground in Cardiff, Wales, for 12 days in late February to March, students worked together to capture footage, scenes and interviews with the athletes. Upon return to the United States and currently in postproduction, the features will be part of a documentary with international digital and linear distribution.

The overall Transatlantic Storytelling 2020 Documentary, scheduled for a release in Summer 2020, is being produced by the Ball State team. Zach Roy is the film’s overall executive producer, while all 12 students are segment producers.

In 2019, Ball State and Cardiff Met agreed to a five-year understanding which recognizes the mutual benefits of an educational partnership, which in part will lead to collaboration, opportunities and faculty/student engagement.

Ball State Team

  • Rachel Berry 
  • Faith Denig
  • Jared Frank
  • Michael Garbarz 
  • Seena Greiwe 
  • Olivia Jansen 
  • Ryan Klimcak
  • Jordan Nemeth
  • Zach Roy
  • Tristan Russell
  • Dylan Thompson
  • Cory Vervynckt

Chris Taylor
Alex Kartman
Brad Dailey

Cardiff Met Team

  • Gareth Baker
  • Rhiannon Burton
  • Gavin Chilton
  • Dafyyd Duggan
  • Tim Fenney
  • Rachel Jones
  • Jenny Nesbitt
  • Chanel Roberts
  • Roz Slade
  • Gethin Stedman
  • Rhodri Williams
  • Robert Wheeler

Joe Towns
Lukas Burks
Steff Garerro
Charlie Phillips