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Mel’s Wake is a captivating, character-driven VR experience of self-discovery. In this interactive, 15-minute, cinematic VR users will experience multi-branched storytelling and seamless interactive control.

Title: Mel’s Wake
Director: Luisa Valencia
Format: Interactive VR, Oculus Rift
Genre/Niche: Magic Realism, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Running Time: 15m

As the main protagonist, you (the user) embody the spirit of Mel, a recently deceased event planner. You explore your former existence by secretly observing the people from your life, eavesdropping on their conversations about you. Slowly you discover that you can hear their internal monologues as well, each revealing even more profound truths.

Signal Space Lab have developed a 360 film production technique called Seamless Cinematographic Interactivity which allows for live action 360 film to branch between storylines with smooth transitions, solving problems of continuity that are present in other live action interactive narratives. This technology utilizes the 360 space to overlap and swap footage in/out without the user noticing.

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