About us


Encapsulator is more than just a video time-capsule. We have become a video journally tool helping many to stay clean, stay positive and to find the best version of themselves.

Encapsulator gives you an opportunity to completely express your innermost hopes, dreams, desire, fears and challenges, allowing you the ability to measure your growth and capture the essence of who you are today, raw and unguarded. It also gives you a voice to talk in a safe place without judgment about areas of your life that they may never have spoken about before. This offers you the opportunity to feel free and let go of emotional baggage that could be holding you back from your full potential.

Essentially, we created Encapsulator because we care and whilst the foundations of this platform has its roots in addiction and recovery, I am very passionate about, in fact I believe it’s my job as a man in recovery myself and also just a human being to share a positive message of love and hope to anyone struggling in any way I can and for me, that way is Encapsulator.


My name is Danny Shannon, the creator of Encapsulator and I’ve been sober for over a decade. There was a point in my life where I couldn’t see the light. Personal video journaling is something that I truly wish I had during my initial recovery.

Encapsulator is way for you to be able to track your progress through life, pull away layers of yourself to find your truth and to communicate your experiences and emotions in a safe place.

We are ever evolving as humans and our video journaling programs can help you see your own brilliance and our own transformations, no matter what walk of life you come from, and no matter how much you have been through.

Within our programs, you will always be enough.


Encapsulator started with a dream whilst I was travelling America in 2017, I was inspired by all these amazing entrepreneurs over there hustling to make an income. I returned home to Australia after 8 weeks and I thought to myself, if they can do it, so can I.

Encapsulator was born. It started off with me and a dream, but there is no way it could have ever possibly survived without all the amazing mentors and guidance I have had along the way.

Since 2019 our core team Bikash and Jess have been grinding alongside me to get us to this very special moment, right here today!

Along the way we met others who contribute to this platform and who are all incredible humans, volunteering their time and knowledge to support and help out the Encapsulator dream.

Our business mentors (CEO of AON and CBRE) to content writing by Amy (Amjwriting) and all of the huge social media influencers that help me get my message out there.

You guys are incredible, I could not have done this without you!

Danny Shannon

Founder/ Administrator

Danny has always treasured memories and is always looking for new ways to cheer up people’s lives. Danny is the Founder of Encapsulator. Danny is also a recovering addict who has not had a drink or a drug since the 15th of September 2009. He enjoys raising awareness through his personal stories about addiction and empowering and educating others about the emotional and social impacts of addiction Encapsulator was conceived in 2014 when Danny sat there in his office on a massive milestone reflecting on his journey. He thought to himself? “I wonder what I was like back then when I entered recovery? What was I thinking? How was I feeling? “ it then it stuck him, I should record a message to my future self, he did a little research on some questions that could be answered in a time capsule and began the first Time capsule message. Encapsulator was Born!

Jessica Gaddes

Program Manager

Jess Gaddes is a 34-year-old woman born and raised in western Sydney and is a Co-Founder of Encapsulator.
Jess has over 6 years recovery from methamphetamine addiction, homelessness, mental health issues and incarceration. Jess spent her twenties in and out of the system, struggling with addiction and an undiagnosed mental health disorder, it was during this time she found herself spiraling out of control.
For the next six years Jess found herself in court rooms and correctional centers across Sydney, supporting her drug habit through petty crime.
At 27, Jess qualified for the Drug Court Program and through the support of the Drug Court Program and long-term rehabilitation, Jess is now able to give back to her community through lived experience.
Jess dedicates herself to helping others battling addiction and is a strong advocate for alternative education and support systems just like Encapsulator. Jess holds a Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs, and is completing a Diploma in Mental Health.

Bikash Shah

Chief product Manager/Developer

Bikash drives Encapsulator’s product development roadmap and has over 16 years experience working on product analysis, development and delivery. He is our project lead and developer who has demonstrated capability in building and leading large software projects across a multitude of fields and software stacks. With a good track record of leading teams and working within all aspects of software development, Bikash has experience in software development in a range of corporate environments in Australia and internationally. He currently also works at Inventive Software, a Sydney based company that develops highly secure custom software for their clients.


Letting go is different for everyone depending on why the separation is occurring. It affects each of us with different emotional states and for different periods of time.

For some it’s letting go of a loved one who has always been by your side, for others it could be breaking free of a trauma bond, releasing a part of yourself that doesn’t bring you happiness or growth anymore or choosing a different path for your life that rids you of an emotional attachment to another, maybe it’s a culmination of all of these.

Regardless of your need to let go or your desire to feel free, the idea of this is never easy but it is a core experience we each face in this lifetime and from this program we reach out a hand to you in the form of video journal and offer you the opportunity to let go in a constructive way and adapt the idea of valuing the memories, appreciating the lessons learnt and understanding that every goodbye can offer you a new beginning.