den-vr debut at denver film festival
The Intersection of Experiential and Film
Den-VR Partners with Denver Film Festival for Fan Experience
The second floor of the McNichols Building will be the place to immerse yourself in our rapidly changing media landscape. Open to the public for free 3:00pm-8:00pm weekdays and 12:00pm-8:00pm weekends, November 2nd-11th. The Virtual Reality Place (VRP) will present innovative virtual-reality installations throughout the festival!
What was shown?
Life Of Us
Breathe fire, swim underwater, survive the Ice Age, and soar over volcanos as you evolve through different creatures and a billion years of evolution in this action-packed, multi-person VR adventure! Experience new voices, bodies, and special abilities before joining a post-singularity intergalactic dance party set to original music by Pharrell Williams. Created by Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin, with music by Pharrell Williams. A WITHIN Original, produced by Chris Milk, Megan Ellison through her Annapurna Pictures, and Made with Unity.
An immersive VR film that takes you on a terrifying journey, from the safety of your childhood bed to a clown-filled nightmare dreamscape. Directed by Guy Shelmerdine and written by Shelmerdine and Teal Greyhavens, Night Night was co-produced by Dark Corner, MPC, and Unit Sofa, with music and sound design by Q Department.
As self-driving taxis are becoming the norm, ‘safety drivers’ are employed to simply sit in the front seat. But Musay, an Ethiopian immigrant driver with 40 years of experience, insists on driving. When he picks up a couple used to the service, frustration turns a routine ride into a microcosm of power dynamics and control in this new, imperfect economy.
Step to the Line
Step to the Line takes you inside a maximum-security prison and provides a new perspective on the prison system. Directed by Ricardo Laganaro and produced by Oculus, premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. From mainstream (Time Magazine) and in-depth press coverage (FastCompany) to acclaim from Mark Zuckerberg the film has demonstrated VR’s ability to tell powerful stories in a meaningful way, and it is also available on the Within platform.
From Emmy Award-winning Oculus Story Studio comes Dear Angelica, a journey through the magical and dreamlike ways we remember our loved ones. Entirely painted by hand inside of VR, Dear Angelica plays out in a series of memories that unfold around you. An immersive, illustrative short story starring Geena Davis and Mae Whitman.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, collaborated with Google to produce Access Mars, a free immersive experience. It’s available for use on all desktop and mobile devices and virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) headsets. That includes mobile-based virtual reality devices on Apple and Android. The experience was adapted from JPL’s OnSight software, which assists scientists in planning rover drives and even holding meetings on Mars. Imagery from NASA’s Curiosity rover provided the terrain, allowing users to wander the actual dunes and valleys explored by the spacecraft.
The epic VR series Discovery TRVLR is a white-knuckle ride into the curious lives of locals from seven continents of the world. Get ready to explore mind-blowing locations and events as if you were there yourself. In the first season, visit Auckland, Hanoi, Mexico City, Yerevan, Cape Town, La Paz and Antarctica, and meet gurus, entertainers, renegades, and explorers, as they stretch the boundaries of their cultures. Enjoy the trip.