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Follow Sophie on the night before her exams.

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Meet the cast


Sophie Burton

played by Charlotte Sisson

Age: 17

Height: 5”5

Hair: Blonde

Eyes: Blue

Occupation: College Student

Film: The Lion King
Telly: Come Dine With Me
Song: ‘Something’ by The Beatles
Book: ‘Changeling’ by Steve Feasey
Quote: “Paris is always a good idea” – Audrey Hepburn
Food: Tuna pasta salad
Person: Audrey Hepburn

About Me:
Hi Guys!

I’m seventeen, although my dad still thinks I’m his little girl! He’s so cringe worthy it’s unreal. I’m in my last year at college and my favourite subjects are English and History. I’m hoping to be a teacher, but haven’t decided if I’m staying at home or going away for uni yet!

I play netball, Goal Attack, the most skilled of positions! ;) Theo occasionally comes to watch but I think he’s more interested in the skirts than the sport.

My bff’s are Georgia and Emily. We’ve got a great little group and I’ll be gutted if we have to split apart when university comes.

Theo Turner

played by Luke Shenton-Sharp

Age: 18

Height: 6f t

Hair: Ridiculous

Eyes: Greeny

Occupation: College Student

Film: Zulu
Telly: Dragons Den (For the Epic fails. Cucumber holders, seriously?!)
Song: ‘The Vulture’ by Labi Siffre
Book: FHM… For the grooming tips... ;)
Quote: “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education” – Albert Einstein
Food: Chippies, with a lovely cup of Ballbags Tea.
Person: Chezza Cole, the gorgeous Queen of Tyneside! Mmm! Delicious

About Me:
First things first; I love the ladies, and the ladies love me! Only joking. They do though. For real.

My family moved up to the Toon a couple of years back from Doncaster, the city of dreams. We haven’t looked back yet, but I do still miss my mates from down there.

I only go to Sixth Form because it would be a worse place without me. I play footy for the college team where I excel with minimal effort.

That’s all I care to mention at this point.
Peace and Love.

Emily Davidson

played by Rachel Head

Age: 17
Height : 5ft “5
Hair: Brunette
Eyes: Four ;)
Occupation: College Student
Film: Four Wedding’s and a Funeral / Sliding Doors / City Of Angels
Telly: Wonders of the Universe
Song: ‘Meet Me on the Corner’ by Lindisfarne
Book: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen
Quote: “I find television very educating. Every time someone turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book” - Groucho Marx
Food: Quorn lasagne
Person: Brian Cox / Sir Patrick Moore

About Me:
Hello. My name is Emily. There’s not much to say about me.
I’m studying History, Physics and Maths. If I get the grades I’m going to university to study Astrophysics like my hero, Brian Cox (swoon!)
I don’t go out much. I prefer to read a good book or play chess with Soph (she always opens with a Sicilian Defence, noob!)
My mum recently had an affair, so my parents are going through a divorce. Chin up, Dad.
I just like to be me really :)

Georgia Blackwell

played by Gabriella Ashcroft

Age: 18
Height : 5ft “2
Hair: Brunette
Eyes: Sparkling
Occupation: College Student

Film: Dead Man’s Shoes
Telly: Geordie Shore
Song: ‘Addiction’ by Driftrun
Book: Trash!
Quote: “Don’t like me? That’s ok, your boyfriend does!” – Georgia Blackwell
Food: Sketches Godfather Sandwich
Person: Me, obviously.

About Me:
How do you describe Georgia Blackwell? She’s gorgeous, she’s feisty, she occasionally talks about herself in the third person.
I just want to live life to the full! Life’s short an’ all that jazz. Whoever said experience was a bad thing? Someone, probably. But it isn’t.
Basically, I’m a smoking hot fiery princess, and if you don’t like it, you know where to go. I know peeps… who know peeps… who’s cousin was Grant Mitchell’s body double in Eastenders, and I’ll be sending him your way.
Check out Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou that’s me.. enjoy ;)

Tony Fitzpatrick

played by James Manning

Age: 18
Height : 5ft “9
Hair: Matted
Eyes: Irish
Occupation: College Student

Film: Shaun of the Dead
Telly: Father Ted
Song: ‘One’ by U2
Book: Match Football Magazine
Quote: “Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did” - George Carlin
Food: Twix
Person: Any female

About Me:
Top of the morning to ya!
I’m Irish, well ok I’m not but I want to be. Well, maybe a little. Probably loads.
The doctors told me mah that I have ADHD, just because I like to run around with me trousers off. They give me these drugs to calm me down. Look like smarties, they do. Should have made them look like twixes. Then I’d remember to take ‘em. Doctors are stupid, tablets are stupid.

I have a fondness for ostrich eggs. It’s probably because me gran used to tell is that I hatched out of one that me mah found in a basket. I hate me gran. It’s ok though. She’s dead now. Tripped on a giant egg and fell down the stairs. Result J
Any ladies out there that would like to get to know me? My pin is… erm… oh I don’t know it… will get back to you with that one ;)

Jack Burton

played by Carl Kennedy

Age: 43
Height: 5ft “10
Hair: Limited
Eyes: Forlorn
Occupation: Builder

Film: Get Carter
Telly: Wheeler Dealers (after the missus has gone to bed)
Song: ‘Gannin’ Doon The Toony Toon’ by The Chang Sings
Book: ‘Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall’ by Spike Milligan
Quote: “Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much” – Oscar Wilde
Food: Steak Bake / Bar Loco Pizza
Person: Tommy Cooper

About Me:
Greetings! I’m Jack Conquistador Burton. I’m middle aged, but there’s minimal sagging so far! I love my sexy wife, Vanessa. Childhood sweethearts, we were. Not with each other of course, but I swept in and knocked that other bloke out of the picture. Ha!
We have a gorgeous daughter, Sophie. She gets her looks from me… and her brains. Did she get anything from you, darling? Sometimes I wonder if you were even there for the conception.
Any gentleman thinking about courting the fruit of my loins will need to prove themselves worthy. A Ham and Pease Pudding stottie should do it and a pint in the Cumberland Arms.

Phil Peacock

played by Cian O’Sullivan

Age: 28
Height: 6ft “2
Hair: Black/curly
Eyes: Brown
Occupation: History/ Sex Education teacher (reluctantly)

Film: Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock
Telly: Yesterday Channel
Song: ‘Hungarian Dances’ by Brahms
Book: ‘The Scarlet Letter’ by Arthur Conan Doyle
Quote: “No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be” – Bram Stoker
Food: Warm goats cheese crostini
Person: Julius Caesar

About Me:
Hello everybody. Being a public speaker I know exactly what to say at a time like this. So fear not, I’ll give you a short piece of information, designed to enlighten you if not completely excite you in some way.
I love teaching; it’s what I do best, apart from horticulture and public engagement. I do perhaps struggle with Sex Education. The children sense my fear, like a horse. Is it a horse that senses fear? Maybe it’s a salmon? Or does a salmon sense joy?
I’m more than a competent jogger. I try to keep my work and private life separate, but I can’t help if certain colleagues find me endearing. Like my fowl namesake, my attractive plume spreads and draws in the female of the species.

Melissa Singh

played by Zahida Nick Allen

Age: 18
Height: 5ft “3
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Occupation: College Student

Film: Slumdog Millionaire
Telly: 16 and Pregnant
Song: 212 by Azealia Banks
Book: ‘Secret Diary of a Call Girl’ by Belle De Jour (Audio book obvs, real books are for nerds)
Quote: "People think I am Crazy..... Actually.... I am just Bored"!!!!!!! Me
Food: Toast with jam, Toast with butter, Toast with cheese, Toast with Toast J
Person: Katie Price

About Me:
Here man, they’re just rumours. None of them are true. Ok, I did give Steve from Physics some hand time in his dad’s C3, but that’s it... jokes ;)
I live in Byker Wall, Newcastle. Well, that’s where I used to live until I got kicked out for sneaking a lad back in the house…. Jokes ;)
I hate school and don’t even know how I got in to College. I do History and don’t really get on wiv anyone from me class. I don’t get bullied though. I could easily do them all in.
Me and me mates drink Lambrini, It’s probably the only thing to look forward to. I’ve heard what everyone says behind me back. But I’m not a slag. I’m just a ‘free spirit’ or whatever…
They don’t know me and either do you, keep your opinions to yourself coz you don’t know what I have been through and its none of your business anyway.
Lasses are just jealous of me anyway, cant help being pretty and I get on wiv lads better.. so what..

Penelope Waters

played by Joanna Holden

Age: 43
Height: 5ft “1
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Occupation: English Teacher
Film: Monkey Business – Cary Grant
Telly: Eastenders
Song: ‘Deeply Dippy’ by Right Said Fred
Book: ‘Herr Lombardo’ by Christian Johansson
Quote: “An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.” – Agatha Christie
Food: Oven Baked Breast of Chicken with a Bordalaise Sauce
Person: Katherine Hepburn

About Me:
Hello there. My name is Penelope, Penny to my friends; you can call me Penelope though, because I’m not sure if I want to be your friend… yet. ;)
I teach English at a sixth form college. I am highly qualified and insightful. I once had a paper published in ‘Woman’s Weekly’!
When I walk out of work I just have to watch a trashy fiction. On Tuesdays I get the Agatha Christie collection out. It’s escapism, I suppose.
I am very serious about my profession. But I am also very serious about taking notice of emotions and running with them when necessary. I am a hopeless romantic at heart.

Callum Cravendale

played by Matthew J. Staton

Age: 22
Height: 5ft “10
Hair: Blondy brown
Eyes: Brown
Occupation: University Student (Chemistry)

Film: A Clockwork Orange
Telly: Red Dwarf
Song: ‘The Ocean’ by Led Zeppelin
Book: ‘The Fry Chronicles’ by Stephen Fry
Quote: “Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces” – Terry Pratchett
Food: Steak medallions with asparagus and a red wine sauce
Person: Alfred Hitchcock

About Me:
Greetings, ladies!
You might have heard things about me. Maybe you shouldn’t listen. Be your own person, hmm?
I spent my gap year helping the needy in Mallorca. Everyone else went to those fourth world death zones, but I think neglecting the homelessness levels in the Balearics is absolutely despicable.
I’m continuing my education at a red brick university… studying Chemistry. In a few years, I’ll be a master of science, how nifty is that?!
This city is great. Wall-to-wall talent and only half an hour from the beach. Absolutely incredible!

Rick Solomon

played by Dale Jewitt

Age: 20
Height: 5ft “9
Hair: Mohawk
Eyes: Brown Occupation:
University student (Sociology)

Film: James Bond: Goldfinger
Telly: Can I pick a computer game instead!? FIFA!!
Song: ‘Put It Where You Want It’ by the Average White Band
Book: ‘On The Road’ by Jack Karouac
Quote: “Red wine with fish… well that should have told me something.” – James Bond
Food: Pizza, with loads of meat on!
Person: Go on then… James Bond again!

About Me:
Hi peeps. I’ll keep this short.
You’ll notice that I love James Bond. If I could swap my life for any fictional character, he’d be the one.
That Moneypenny would get it, like.
I live in a flat with my mate, James. We argue loads. It’s all good though.
We normally go at it until one of us is right. Normally it’s me.
I like to consider myself to be an intelligent guy. I’m light-hearted and I’ll get along with just about anyone!

James Burke

played by Pete Stevens

Age: 20
Height: 5ft “9
Hair: curly
Eyes: Red around the edges
Occupation: University Student (Sociology)

Film: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Telly: I’ll pick a game instead, Pro Evolution Soccer!!
Song: ‘The Boys are Back in Town’ by Thin Lizzy
Book: ‘1984’ by George Orwell
Quote: “A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase” - George Orwell
Food: My mate Nicky does a mean Lasagne
Person: Batman

About Me:
I’m not a man of many words.
That’s not to say I don’t like words. I do, just not too many of them.
Perhaps I’m a man of few words? I have no idea. You’d have to ask Rick.
Don’t expect the truth from him though, he loves a cheeky lie.

I’m a good guy; well I like to think I am. I like to play on the Xbox and I’ll dominate anyone at Halo… and COD… and FIFA… and Pro Evolution soccer.
I’ll dominate everyone at everything. That’s how I go about doing things!

I’ll shut up now.

Rob Stilton

played by Neal Campbell

Age: 22

Height: 5ft “9

Hair: Black Pony Tail

Eyes: Brown

Occupation: University Student (Performing Arts)

Film: Carry On Doctor
Telly: Big Brother
Song: ‘Dancing Queen’ by ABBA
Book: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde
Quote: “I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy” – Oscar Wilde
Food: Savaloy Dip
Person: George Michael (A great gay role model, when he’s not high and driving into corner shops)

About Me:
Big smiles people… I’m here!

You may have heard some people refer to me as ‘Big Gay Rob’, but I just hate that. Oh go on then, you’ve caught me... I bloody love it! I have no gag reflex, which I’m always happy to demonstrate.

I remember falling out of me mam and looking back and thinking, urgh... that’s disgusting. I’m telling you, if that umbilical cord wasn’t hanging out of my belly button I would have ran a thousand miles at the sight of it...

I had a hard time when I was younger, denying my sexuality. Since I’ve come out, I embrace who I am to the max, and if you don’t like it, you can lick my left……!

Actually, you can have a lick even if you do like it... cheeky chops ;)

Damo Turner

played by Stuart Robinson

Age: 22

Height: 6ft “3

Hair: Blonde

Eyes: Blue

Occupation: University Student (Psychology)

Film: Life of Brian
Telly: Ah, endless… I’m Alan Partridge, Fawlty Towers, etc.
Song: ‘Sussudio’ by Phil Collins
Book: ‘Life Stories’ by David Attenborough
Quote: “The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?” – David Attenborough
Food: Feta salad hmm… maybe my mates dad's Yorkshire Puddings… not sure
Person: Rowan Atkinson

About Me:
Yo, my mother calls me Damian, but you can call me Damo.

Uni is a great laugh and an awesome way to meet people. So if you can handle paying back the ridiculous amount of money… get involved.

I like to spend the majority of my day making fun out of my brother, Theo. I only do it because it winds him up so much.

He thinks he’s cool, but he’s got a few years under my tutelage before he gets anywhere in life.

I live with a couple of mates in Heaton. Our gaff is Party Central, so if you’re looking for the party, then stop looking, because the party’s here… at Party Central. You’ve found the party.

Right here is where the party is happening… at Party Central… you get the idea… ;)

Grab a drink.

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Meet the crew

Meet the crew


Nice Guy Eddie Presents TryLife
Using Neural Vision Technology

Creator & Director

Paul Irwin

TryLife Logistics
Nicky Kaur

Director of Film
Shaun Grant

David House

Web Design
Orange Bus

Script Writers
Jonny Ellis 
Ben Elliott
Robert Dibsdale

Production Manager
Sophie Bickerstaff

1st Assistant Director
Kwabena Amposa

2nd Assistant Director
Luke Shenton Sharp

Director of Photography
Felix Schmilinsky

2nd Camera Assistant
Bruno Chiecco

1st Camera Assistant
Matt French

Howard Bland

Sound Recordist
Stephen Lee
Andy Ludbrook

Len Allwood

Sophie Earnshaw

Corporate Edit
Katie Connon

Production Assistant
Simon Stafford

Production Assistant
Alina Matjusenoka

Brian Muir
Dunn & Dusted
Danny Carroll

Danny Carroll

Marcus Gibb
Jordan Brown

Education Pack
Fiona Leeming

Chris Price

Peer Mentor
Shane Irwin

Peer Mentor
Natalie Irwin

Youth Focus Group
Rachel Lennard
Sarah Innes
Elliot Spinks
James Dear
Jack English
Adam Robson
Dannii Thomas
Holly Conway
Jennifer Chadwick

Tyne Metropolitan College Students
Holly Musgrove (Graphic Design)
Samantha McCarthy
Amy Wilkinson
Caroline Morgan
Amy-Leigh Lenaghan
Amanda Wilson
Kelly Davison
Megan Best
Kayleigh Mitchell
Sonya Wildeman

Game Testers
Hannah Sapphire
Lucy Smith

Graphic Design
Gary Williams

David Bowles

Karolina Maciagowska
Sammy Samuels

Sarah Hall Consulting

Lesley Boardman


TryLife has been funded in a variety of ways.

The primary seed capital source was Northstar Ventures, which invested through the Finance for Business North East Proof of Concept fund – The Proof of Concept Fund is backed by the European Regional Development Fund and the European Investment Bank.

Northern Film & Media, Dr Danny Ruta, Professor Stephen Singleton and Newcastle Science City also contributed towards the development of TryLife.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our family and friends for their support, our Facebook and Twitter community, absolutely everyone who has helped out and these people.

And if you're interested in the music of TryLife you can see our full track listing

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