The Turning Forest

BBC Research and Development / VRTOV



In a land that never was and a time that could never be, a boy stared into the eyes of a fantastical creature. Around them, a magical forest; in front of them, a magical journey.

The Turning Forest is a real-time CG VR experience for people young and old— inviting audiences into a magical space of imagination, where rustling leaves are also the footsteps of something familiar, yet strange. In this place things are not quite what they seem.


Pure fun!


Director: Oscar Raby
Writer: Shelley Silas
Producer: Katy Morrison
Narrators: Wunmi Mosaku, Graeme Hawley, Isaac Whitmore
Executive Producer: Zillah Watson
3D Sound Lead: Chris Pike
Binaural Sound Mix: Tom Parnell
Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore
Original Music: Jon Nicholls
3D Sound Production: BBC Research and Development Audio Team/S3A
3D Artists and Unity Developers: Kalonica Quigley, Richard Taylor, Brad Hammond, Josh Bradbury, Ole Alfheim, Barnaby Reilly Williams
Concept Artist: James Gilleard