Josh Ayres

Josh Ayres

Mentor

‘I am a Digital Film Production graduate from Ravensbourne, with training in PDA, safe guarding and online safety. I am fully DBS checked.

As a former teacher, I helped to support young creatives between the ages of 7 to 18 by teaching TV and Film. More recently, I have worked in Lego Stores across London which has given me a lot of experience working with special educational needs children. I am very passionate about encouraging children to follow their dreams and offer support in their creative pursuits, both are which I have loved doing via Lego and teaching.

Within the realm of the internet, I am a Twitch streamer and have been creating online content for the best part of 10 years. I’ve done everything from vlogging, to making Let’s Plays on YouTube, to Pokemon Go tutorials on Tiktok. 2020 saw me branch out to start working on my first video game, for which I am writing the story and learning skills in Unity.

Video games, TV and film have always been my biggest passions in life. The ability for stories to bring people together has always felt so powerful to me; they can allow a feeling of understanding and safety to be created naturally. To create such a safe space through gaming has always been my top priority as a streamer, predominately from a mental health and LGBT angle.

My favourite games include: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Sea of Thieves, Minecraft, Undertale and Pokémon Legends: Arceus!

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