Extraordinary Stories in Virtual Reality


The Turning Forest

A VRTOV-BBC co production, this multi-award winning VR fairy tale has delighted audiences worldwide with its enchanting story, gorgeous real-time visuals and groundbreaking interactive sound.


The Turning Forest

BBC / VRTOV 2016

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

A hit with audiences at the Tribeca Film Festival and honoured at the Webby Awards, the Google Play Awards, the TVB Europe Awards and festivals around the world, 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. Featuring award-winning interactive sound, this fairy tale in virtual reality from VRTOV and the BBC was directed by Oscar Raby and written by Shelley Silas.
Available for Gear VR and Google Daydream.






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