VRTOV are delighted that two of our VR projects will be screening at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2016!
Tickets are available at www.miff.com.au
Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel
In the 100th anniversary year of the watershed moment that changed Irish history forever, Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel lets you travel back in time to experience for yourself the Easter Rising of 1916.
Willie McNeive was 19 at the time, and a fervent believer in the necessity, and inevitability, of Irish independence from Britain. So strong was Willie’s belief in the cause that he became an active participant in the violent, armed insurgence that ended with the deaths of hundreds of British soldiers, civilians and rebels, but ultimately helped lead to the establishment of an independent Irish state.
This VR experience is built on McNeive’s eyewitness account – a recording of which lay undiscovered for over three decades. A uniquely personal insight into this key moment of 20th-century history, Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel offers an unrivalled journey into the memories of an ordinary man who was swept up into an extraordinary event.
VR experience for Oculus Rift CV1. 12 mins.
The Turning Forest
Things aren’t quite what they seem in this enchantingly surrealist, real-time CG VR experience from BBC Research & Development and VRTOV.
In a magical forest, a young child stares into the eyes of a fantastical creature; together, the two embark on a journey that transports the player into an entrancing realm that weds folkish dimension with boundless imagination.
A fairytale adventure reminiscent of and inspired by Where the Wild Things Are, The Never Ending Story, In the Night Garden, and Gustav Klimt’s technically intricate and impeccably colored paintings, The Turning Forest allows viewers of all ages to enter the sort of mystical world that adult dreamers fancied in their youth, drawing users into its bewitching atmosphere, and, more importantly, a purely fulfilled and long-forgotten state of childlike imagination.
7 minutes, Virtual Reality experience for Oculus Rift CV1