Category: stories

A meditative exploration in virtual reality of the medicine songs, stories, and cosmovision of indigenous Shipibo healers working with ayahuasca in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest.

Title: Songs of the Vine
Director: Maira Clancy and Blake Montgomery
Producer: Maira Clancy and Blake Montgomery
Country: USA, Peru | RT: 15m27s
Production Company: Virtualside Studios

Shot over the span of two months in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest, Songs of the Vine is a virtual reality documentary focusing on the healing modalities, cosmovision, and culture of the Shipibo, an indigenous group well-known for its rich tradition of plant spirit shamanism, including a mastery of the visionary ayahuasca brew. By immersing the viewer in the depths of the Amazon jungle, and exposing them to the medicine songs and perspectives of Shipibo healers, ‘Songs of the Vine’ illustrates an ancient but increasingly relevant dynamic between humans and nature.


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Experience the reality of living in sanctuary in a church for over two years, while facing deportation from Canada.

Director: Shivani Mulekar
Producer: Shivani Mulekar & Vinit Rajan
Country: Canada | RT: 7m33s
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For over two years, the Juhasz family lived in sanctuary in a 10 x 13 foot room in a suburban Vancouver church, while facing deportation from Canada. This immersive film lets you experience the reality of Marianna, Patrik and Tamas’ life in a contained space as they wait for the government to decide their future.

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The Cooties present an all new live-action VR music video that reacts to you!

Title: The Cooties
Director: Josh Gladstone, Daniel Kaminsky
Producer: Christopher Smith
Country: USA | RT: 3m
Production Company: Pseudoscience Pictures

Experience the world’s first VR music video that reacts to you! ‘VR’ is a new song by Los Angeles comedy trio and UCB regulars The Cooties. Enjoy the high-resolution 3D 360 video of Google’s Jump camera, and control the content with interactivity that always keeps things new. The more you look around, the more there is to see!

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