Director of Immersive Technology
|David Kaskel, Nigel Townsend
|Travelling While Black
|Roger Ross Williams
|Home A VR Spacewalk
|Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness
|Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton, James Spinney
|Wolves in the Walls
|Fernando Maldonado, Jorge Tereso
|Benjamin Cleary, Michael O'Connor
Breaking Fourth’s Ctrl as one of the first examples of a VR movie moving away from the initial wonder of putting on a headset and actually focusing on deep, engaging storytelling it has elements of CGI and live action film and it is experienced through a headset. It stars a young boy named Liam that’s trying to use an e-sports competition to get out of a deeply troubling situation. It was a seminal work that really pushed the limits of VR at the time.
Built by award-winning VR creators and an Oscar winning SFX team, Fly turns you into a time-travelling pilot - from the earliest imaginings of Da Vinci to the Wright Brothers success and ultimately into one potential future of flight.
Travelling While Black
Traveling While Black is a cinematic VR experience that immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in communities.
Home A VR Spacewalk
Throw yourself into the void 250 miles above Earth in this award-winning VR spacewalk inspired by NASA's training program and the astonishing experiences of its astronauts. Home - A VR Spacewalk puts you at the centre of the story, taking you on an emotional journey while delivering beautiful, heart-stopping, and memorable moments.
Common Ground is an interactive VR experience combining an exploration of the notorious Aylesbury Estate, home to thousands of South Londoners, and a concrete monument to the history and legacy of social housing in the UK.
Have you ever felt like you were living in a ceaseless repetition? Set within a scale model of 1940s São Paulo, “The Line” is an interactive story about love and fear of change, allowing you to unlock an enchanted maquette of two miniature dolls, Pedro and Rosa.
This roomscale experience invites you to pull on knobs and even crawl under the scale model to unfold the story of these figurines who are perfect for each other but reluctant to live out their love.
"The Line" is a welcoming experience to first-time VR users.
Narrated by Rodrigo Santoro (Westworld) and directed by Ricardo Laganaro, “The Line” was awarded the “Best VR Immersive Experience” prize at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.
Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness
Alongside the premiere of the feature film, Sundance 2016 saw the unveiling of Notes On Blindness : Into Darkness, an immersive virtual reality (VR) project based on John’s sensory and psychological experience of blindness.
The interactive experience complements the story world of the feature film. Each scene addresses a memory, a moment and a specific location from John’s audio diary, using binaural audio and real time 3D animations to create a fully immersive experience in a ‘world beyond sight’.
The project won the Storyscapes Award at Tribeca Film Festival and the Alternate Realities VR Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Wolves in the Walls
What makes the noises we can’t explain? Eight-year-old Lucy is convinced it’s wolves. Her family is not so sure.
But something has been stealing Mom’s jam, glitching Brother’s games, and howling over Dad’s music. Lucy desperately wants to warn them all, and she needs your help. Will you believe her?
Because when the wolves do, in fact, come out of the walls, it’s all over.
Help her discover what's hiding inside the walls of her house in this ~40 minute interactive fable based on the book by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean. Capture proof with photographs, search for clues with a magnifying glass, and defend Lucy’s pig puppet.
Winner of the 2019 Primetime Emmy® for Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media.
Narrated by Colin Farrell, Gloomy Eyes tells the story of the sun who got tired of humans and decided to hide and never rise again. An animated VR-trilogy in 6DoF & 3D real-time. When the sun got tired of humans it decided to hide and never rise again The darkness awoke the dead from their graves.
Glimpse is an animated interactive VR experience starring Taron Egerton (Rocketman) and Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), produced by Electric Skies, Mr Kite and Albyon, and directed by Academy Award winning writer/director Benjamin Cleary and VR creator Michael O’Connor.
Herbie Turner (Egerton) is a talented illustrator. He’s just had a painful break up with his girlfriend of 4 years, an awesome deer called Rice (Boynton) who dreams of becoming a musician.
I believe it's really important to represent VR film and cinematic pieces in this poll as it is a new medium that offers audiences a different perspective, to be immersed in films to be a protagonist, to change perspective, to interact!