New York City, 1978: When Lupe, a Puerto Rican-American teen, meets fellow runaway Debbie, the Bowery’s punk scene and the Lower East Side are their playground. This coming-of-age narrative explores identity through animation and immersive environments as Lupe’s handwritten journals guide users through her year.
Director: Nico Casavecchia and Martin Allais
Format: Virtual Reality, Oculus Rift
Genre/Niche: Drama, Animation
Country: USA, France
Running Time: 7m
BattleScar follows a year in the life of Lupe, A Puerto Rican-American living in late 1970’s New York City. The film utilizes Lupe’s handwritten journal to guide us through her experiences spanning across the year 1978 as she meets Debbie, another runaway kid living in the city. Debbie will introduce Lupe to the Punk scene of the Bowery and expose her to the secret worlds co-existing in the Lower East Side in the late 70’s. BattleScar is a coming of age drama that explores the theme of identity through the use of animation and immersive environments in Virtual Reality.
Title: I’m Fine
Director: Darius Safani
Format: Augmented Reality
Running Time: 1m8s
Using Augmented Reality, this piece sheds a light on the inner thoughts of those suffering with anxiety.
Dominic Monaghan takes 360-degree viewers beyond the bounds of earth to explain the breakdown of the atmospheres that surround the globe.
Title: A Curious Mind
Director: David Brady
Format: Virtual Reality, HTC Vive
Genre/Niche: Education, Volumetric Capture
Running Time: 7m20s
In the show, Dominic is the viewer’s guide as both explore mind-bending scientific concepts and the “big ideas” of the universe. In A Curious Mind, Dominic and the viewer make the journey together; manipulating time and space, pulling apart atoms and exploring/experiencing science as never before.