Sundance Movie Competition to Function 18 VR & AR Experiences Subsequent Month – Street to VR

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Sundance Movie Competition to Function 18 VR & AR Experiences Subsequent Month – Street to VR

Park Metropolis, Utah is already getting ready for subsequent month’s annual Sundance Movie Competition, and this time round 18 AR & VR movies and exhibitions are set to debut on the competition’s New Frontier program.

The New Frontier program is a curated assortment of impartial and experimental media works that competition organizers say “leverage[s] new applied sciences, visible aesthetics, social media cultures, immersive designs, sport idea, transmedia activism and shifts within the boundaries of authorship.”

The 2019 Sundance Movie Competition runs from January 24th, 2019 via February third, 2019 in Park Metropolis, Utah.

Right here’s the total listing of VR & AR initiatives coming to Sundance 2019, divided into ‘Exhibitions’ and ‘VR Cinema’:


Belle of the Ball (VR)

A VR journey right into a futuristic reimagined utopia of queer + trans household and dance made in collaboration with members of New York’s ballroom scene.

Lead Artists: Ro Haber, Silas Howard, Pussykrew, Twiggy Pucci Garcon,

Key Collaborators: Renaldo Maurice, Kya Azeen Mizrahi, Rouge, Saschka Unseld, Jennifer Tiexiera, Jenna Velez

Solid: Renaldo Maurice Tisci, Kya Azeen Mizrahi, Rouge, Jack Mizrahi, Sinia Reed, Jonovia Chase.

Embody (VR)

Piloted by motion and complete physique engagement and dialogue, this shared sport of buying and selling and reworking avatars goals to depart gamers with a deep feeling of bodily embodiment, and shock at their our bodies’ forgotten potential.

Lead Artists: Melissa Painter, Thomas Wester, Siân Slawson

Key Collaborators: Joey Verbeke, Jordan Goldfarb, Ben Purdy, Peter Rubin, Eric Adrian Marshall

Emergence (VR)

Enter an open-world setting, expressing the primal want to keep up your particular person identification while being a part of a crowd. Exhibiting 5,000+ clever human behaviors, this highly effective VR expertise is made doable by superior graphics expertise. 

Lead Artist: Matt Pyke

Key Collaborators: Chris Mullany, Simon Pyke, Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin

Grisaille (VR)

In 2016, a younger artist traded her paintbrushes for a headset and started inhabiting digital actuality greater than the actual world. On this VR set up, be a part of her in a recursive exploration of the infinite self. When your physique leaves the expertise, your presence lives inside her ever-expanding digital portray.

Lead Artist: Teek Mach

Key Collaborator: Joel Douek, Andrew Gross sales


A next-generation VR photobooth permitting attendees to step contained in the story. Customers could be captured in dimensionalized video, positioned into one among a number of “stroll round” environments and routinely create a volumetric VR expertise that may be seen on any gadget and shared on-line.

Lead Artists: Nonny de la Peña, Chaitanya Shah, Hannah Eaves, Cedric Gamelin

Key Collaborators: James Pallot, Sandra Persing, Charles Park, Roshail Tarar

Runnin’ (VR)

This interactive dance expertise takes the participant on a journey of musical expression. Play together with the music in an intimate neighborhood report retailer and be transported to a retro-future dance celebration. Showcase your strikes on the dance flooring alongside a troupe of dancers.

Lead Artists: Reggie Watts, Kiira Benzing

Key Collaborators: John Tejada, Amy O’Neal, Ani Taj, Adam Rogers

Solid: Reggie Watts, John Tejada, Amy O’Neal, Ani Taj, Kate Berlant, Ben Schwartz

Touring Whereas Black (VR)

Confronting the best way we perceive and speak about race in America, this digital actuality documentary immerses the viewer within the lengthy historical past of restriction of motion for black Individuals and the creation of secure areas in our communities.

Lead Artists: Roger Ross Williams, Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël, Ayesha Nadarajah

Key Collaborators: Bonnie Nelson Schwartz, Stéphane Rituit, Ryan Horrigan

Solid: Sandra Butler-Truesdale, Virginia Ali, Courtland Cox, Samaria Rice


A lady smashes via the stone wall outdoors her household residence. This visible story unravels the previously rich household’s emotional underbelly and what occurred that fateful evening, as seen from shifting views. An interactive narrative combining Augmented Actuality and Projection Mapping the place you management time by shifting your physique.

Lead Artists: Peter Flaherty, Jesse Garrison, Trey Gilmore

Key Collaborators: Jake Sally, Sal Mannino, Ela Topcuoglu, Julia Bembenek, Brian Chasalow

Solid: Michael Gladis, Beth Grant, Jackie Hansen, Charlie McWade

The Seven Ages of Man (AR)

The Royal Shakespeare Firm explores theatre’s future with Magic Leap expertise on this chic manufacturing of the “Seven Ages of Man” speech from Shakespeare’s As You Like It. This blended actuality expertise that includes cutting-edge volumetric seize and an unique musical rating, turns the road “all of the world’s a stage” literal.

Lead Artists: Royal Shakespeare Firm, Magic Leap,

Key Collaborators: Jessica Curry, Gregory Doran [Royal Shakespeare Company],Andy Lanning, John Monos [Magic Leap])

Solid: Robert Gilbert

VR Cinema

four Toes: Blind Date

Juana, an 18-year-old woman in a wheelchair, is anxious to discover her sexuality. She’s happening a blind date with man she discovered on social media. She didn’t inform him about her incapacity. Overcoming fears and an inaccessible metropolis, they meet. Collectively they uncover what their our bodies really feel.

Lead Artists: Maria Belen Poncio, Rosario Perazolo Masjoan, Damian Turkieh, Ezequiel Lenardon

Key Collaborators: Guillermo Mena, Florencia Cossutta, Gonzalo Sierra, Martin Lopez Funes, Marcos Rostagno, Santiago Beltramo

Solid: Delfina Diaz Gavier, Cristobal Lopez Baena, Elisa Gagliano, Candelaria Tapia, Irene Gonet.

Ashe ’68

Fifty years earlier than Colin Kaepernick there was Arthur Ashe. This VR expertise immerses you within the tennis champion’s defining second in 1968 as he turns into the primary black man to win the US Open and makes use of his newfound movie star to elevate his voice towards injustice.

Lead Artists: Brad Lichtenstein, Beth Hubbard, Jeff Fitzsimmons, Rex Miller

Key Collaborators: John Legend, Mike Jackson, Masha Vasilkovsky, Ruah Edelstein, Madeline Energy, Vernon Reid

Solid: Chris Eubanks, Michael Cleary, Peter Begley, Andrew Panter, Alex LaCroix

Ghost Fleet VR

An immersive take a look at the true story of recent slavery within the Thai fishing trade, instructed via the expertise of 1 man’s harrowing ordeal to flee a jail of water after 10 years at sea.

Lead Artists: Lucas Gath, Shannon Service

Solid: Tun Lin, Vithaya Pansringarm

Kaiju Confidential

Grigon’s not the hardest beast on the block, however he’s actually probably the most neurotic. When he discovers the legendary Mega-Hydra rampaging on his turf, it turns into a stand-off of passive-aggressive proportions.

Lead Artists: Thomas O’Donnell, Ethan Shaftel, Piotr Karwas, Raul Dominguez

Key Collaborators: Eric Rosenthal, Corey Campodonico, Alex Bulkley, Matt Jenkins, Monica Mitchell, Ryan Franks

Solid: Blake Anderson, Paul F. Tompkins

Final Whispers: An Immersive Oratorio

At an unprecedented pace sooner than the extinction of most endangered species, we’re shedding our linguistic variety—and the very means by which we all know ourselves. This immersive oratorio is an invocation of the languages which have gone extinct and an incantation of these which are endangered.

Lead Artists: Lena Herzog, Jonathan Yomayuza, Meghan McWilliams, Laura Dubuk

Key Collaborators: Nonny de la Peña, Mark Mangini, Amanda Tasse, Cedric Gamelin, Marilyn Simons, Mandana Seyfeddinipur

Dwell Stream from Yuki <three

Yuki dwell streams her love life as regular to a bunch of supportive netizens, although an uninvited visitor crashes the celebration and strips her of her disguise. Are you able to see what’s actual and what’s fallacious?

Lead Artist: Tsung-Han Tsai

Key Collaborators: Meng-Yin Yang, Inch Lin, Pu-Yuan Cheng

Solid: Jia-Yin Tsai

Marshall from Detroit

Rising up, Marshall Mathers dreamed of rapping his method out of Detroit. Years and fortunes later, he nonetheless hasn’t left. Be part of him on an evening trip via his hometown, the place the mirrored struggles of Eminem and the Motor Metropolis communicate to the guts of what we name residence.

Lead Artists: Caleb Slain, Felix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphael

Key Collaborators: Stephane Rituit, Ryan Horrigan, Paul Rosenberg, Eric Hahn

RocketMan 360

A couple of minutes earlier than taking off to Mars on a harmful, noble mission to colonize the planet, an astronaut receives a 360 video from his girlfriend.

Lead Artists: Millo Simulov, Gabriela Hirit

Key Collaborators: Filip Columbeanu, Andreea Serpe, Gabi Ranete

Solid: Monica Odagiu, Anghel Damian

The Tide: Episodes 1 & 2

One thing unusual is coming. Can we survive? Sooner or later, previously-unknown big fish start to seem amongst people, who’re escalating into battle amid the worst drought ever. A catastrophe thriller a few new survival battle: human vs fish.

Lead Artists: Taekyung Yoo, Sanghyoun Lee

Key Collaborator: Seok Cho

Solid: Robert Joe, Lorne Oliver, Tracey Starck, John Michaels, Kristen Cho

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