IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING AND VR FILM SHOWCASE
AFI FEST invites attendees to sample this emerging technology. Guests can experience and interact with these immersive and virtual reality films on display at The Hollywood Roosevelt.
VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) FILMS:
EVOLUTION OF VERSE – From Vrse.works comes a photorealistic, CG-rendered 3D Virtual Reality film takes the viewer on a journey from one beginning to another. DIR Chris Milk. USA. Nov. 7-8 from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
THE MISSION – With immersive 360-degree shots, THE MISSION follows the adventure of a WWII Special Operations team that is dropped into a raging battle on the Eastern Front. From New Deal Studios and Jaunt VR. DIR Matthew Gratzner. USA. Nov. 7-8 from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
WALKING NEW YORK – Vrse.works and The New York Times come together to capture the birth of a new, large-scale street art installation in New York from renowned French artist JR. DIRS Chris Milk and Zack Richter. USA. Nov. 7-8 from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
WORLD TOUR – A journey through the vast experiences of our world from Google Jump. DIR Jessica Brillhart. USA. Nov. 7-8 from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
HELP – The first live action project from Google Spotlight Stories, HELP uses immersive 360-degree technology to drop the viewer into downtown Los Angeles during an alien attack. DIR Justin Lin. USA
THE FORBIDDEN ROOM – A LIVING POSTER – Initially designed to promote Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin's new film, THE FORBIDDEN ROOM, this looping collection of moving, morphing posters suggests an anachronistic collision between digitally corrupted video files and a damaged silent-era film print. DIR Galen Johnson. Canada. This project can be found at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres from Nov. 7-12.
POSSIBILIA – In this astonishing interactive narrative film by acclaimed directing duo, The Daniels, and produced by Interlude and PRETTYBIRD, the tumultuous lives of two quarreling lovers unravel and participants choose how any given scene will play out from 16 parallel universes. DIRS The Daniels. USA. This will be on display at The Hollywood Roosevelt from Nov. 7-12.