City of Ghosts is an interactive, 360-degree mobile augmented reality film experience that allows users ̶equipped with a smart phone, tablet or AR glasses, to interact freely in real space with life-size 3D virtual characters ̶all within an elaborate scenario and even across several locations. City of Ghosts invites visitors to make a journey through time to relive a story of love, death, ghosts and technology ̶all in glorious augmented 3D animation mixed with real places.
Title: City of Ghosts
Director: Olivier Asselin
Country: Canada | RT: 45m
Production Company: CieAR
In City of Ghosts, you find yourself at the beginning of the 20th century in the middle of a criminal investigation. Your spectroscope (tablet) will help you solve the mystery and the circumstances around the death of La Stilla, one of the most famous sopranos of the Belle Époque.
The spectroscope is a ‘magical device’ that will give you special powers and help you be an active participant in City of Ghosts. When sufficiently “magnetized”, your spectroscope allows you to see haunted places ghosts and the aura of objects, to resuscitate the past, interact within scenes, unlock hidden auras and see things that nobody else can see. During the experience, participants of all ages are invited to discover your city and explore different real venues such as theaters, museums, historical and cultural locations and other places of interest.
Your interactive adventure within City of Ghosts introduces you to a cast of haunted characters including Oberlin Pfleumer, a mad scientist and inventor of a revolutionary and mysterious machine that allows you to capture and relive past events. You’ll also meet William Anderson, La Stilla’s fiancé, and Baron Henry Gordon, the wealthy businessman so desperately in love with La Stilla, vicar Nazaire Bruchési, Jeanne Lambert, the mad woman, and Mme. Blavatska, the clairvoyant.
Priya’s Shakti and Priya’s Mirror are augmented reality comic books and exhibitions featuring India’s first female superhero who is a survivor of sexual violence.
Title: Priya’s Mirror
Director: Dan Goldman and Ram Devineni
Producer: Ram Devineni, Dan Goldman, Shubhra Prakash, Paromita Vohra, Lina Srivastava
Country: India and USA
Production Company: Rattapallax
Distributor: The World Bank’s WeVolve Initiative
Launched in 2014, Priya’s Shakti was a first-of-its-kind fusion of augmented reality, comic books, and social engagement. The story of Priya, a rape survivor and modern-day superhero, shattered taboos that exist in India on the subject of violence against women. The second volume of this ongoing series, Priya’s Mirror, sees the heroine joining forces with acid attack survivors to take on the demon king Ahankar. As with its predecessor, Priya’s Mirror makes use of augmented reality to bring the 2D world of the comic to vivid life and unlock a number of interactive story elements.
Two young brothers fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War unknowingly and tragically reunite one last time on the battlefield at Antietam.
Title: My Brother’s Keeper
Director: Connor Hair and Alex Meader
Producer: Brian Seth Hurst
Executive Producer: Don R. Wilcox
Country: USA | RT:
Production Company: StoryTech® Immersive, Perception2, PBS Digital Studios
Distribution: HTC Vive, Samsung Gear Video, Oculus Videos, Google Daydream, Littlstar, Jaunt, WEVR, Zeality, Facebook, YouTube
“My Brother’s Keeper” is a Civil War inspired narrative that pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while remaining anchored in historical fact. It is the story of two estranged brothers who, fighting on opposing sides, unknowingly reunite one last time on the battlefield at Antietam. As we walk into battle with Ethan 19 and Jackson 16, we also take a journey through their brief lives to understand what has led them to this one life-altering moment that is surrounded by carnage and the brutality of war. “My Brother’s Keeper” was inspired by the PBS primetime drama series “Mercy Street”