Category: FIVARS 2016


Title: Immersive Combat: a VR experiment
DIR: Nick Malukhin
Country: USA | RT: 3m6s
Production Company: Spherica

Immersive Combat is an ambitious virtual reality project by Spherica. Shot with unique proprietary hardware which enables camera movement in 360 VR video, this first-ever action series, consisting of over a dozen films to premiere in 2016, takes you to places you could never imagine. All the amazing stunts are performed by world champions in Kung Fu, Muay Thai and Medieval Combat.

Spherica introduces the first-ever live-action series in 360 VR. Place yourself in the heart of the action where fantasy meets reality for a pure, uncompromised VR experience. Vikings and pirates, steampunk and cyberpunk – immerse yourself in the battle with world champions in Wushu, Muay Thai and Medieval combat.

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Title: The Key
DIR: Elli Raynai
Country: Canada RT: 7m
Production Company: Cinehackers

The Key is a narrative cinematic VR experience that allows the viewer to inhabit the perspective of the protagonist in order to explore a traumatic memory in their past.  Through the narrative the viewer not only has ability to observer the memory, but must follow an alternative path that fundamentally changes what happened and as a result brings the protagonist to a healing moment.  The Key was designed specifically for the HTC Vive as it takes advantage of the headset rooms scale technology in a unique way, as the viewer must physically interact with the environment in order to progress the story.  The experience also utilises photogrammetry to build environments and Depthkit to capture real performances that are then composited in the experience, which fundamentally results in a very convincing and engaging interactive narrative.


Title: Pearl
DIR: Patrick Osborne
Country: USA
Production Company: Google Spotlight Stories

Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love. And finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.

Pearl Official Website