About

The Show

Created by writer and performer Nathan Penlington and filmmakers Fernando Gutierrez De Jesus, Sam Smaïl and Nick Watson, Choose Your Own Documentary is a unique live experience performed in a theatre or cinema space.

Audiences receive remote controls at the start of the show and are asked to vote on a series of questions and decisions  throughout.

The decisions made at these points have a direct impact on the unfolding story.


The Story

A forgotten diary falls out of an oldbook. What would you do?

Follow Nathan Penlington and a team of filmmakers as they embark on an epic and emotional quest to find the author of the diary and unravel the mystery of its pages. A true story of obsession, childhood sweethearts, friendship, loss and adventure.

But there is a twist. You, the audience, decide Nathan’s fate by using remote controls. With over 1,500 paths and multiple endings, his destiny is in your hands. Choose wisely.

Watch the short promo below to learn more ...



The Company

CYOD Ltd. is a company founded by the four creators of Choose Your Own Documentary.

We specialise in interactive storytelling.

For more information about this and other projects please contact us at info@cyod.co.uk


CYOD Ltd.

First Floor Studio

83 Great Titchfield Street

London, W1W 6RH