Award-Successful Digital Reality Studio Wevr Provides Sundance Choice ‘IF NOT LOVE’ and Tribeca Choice ‘Auto’ to Transport Platform
Wevr, the award-winning virtual reality studio and content material distributor, as we speak announced the upcoming launch of two critically acclaimed VR experiences on its Transport platform:
IF NOT LOVE — A tragic account of the results of hatred and intolerance, written and directed by Rose Troche—the famend movie, tv and new media author, director, and producer behind the groundbreaking movies Go Fish and The Security of Objects, and the cultural touchstone, The L-Phrase.
Auto — A speculative fiction concerning the problematic position of a ‘safety driver’ in a future self-driving taxi from filmmaker Steven Schardt, the impartial producer and director whose movies embrace Humpday, Your Sister’s Sister, and Therapy.
Each experiences—which premiered at Sundance Movie Competition 2017 and Tribeca Movie Competition 2017, respectively—are Wevr’s first acquisitions to be totally produced exterior of the corporate, and kick off a bigger transfer to place Transport because the premiere vacation spot for all VR creators and impartial filmmakers trying to showcase their narrative and experiential VR works.
“We chose Rose Troche’s ‘IF NOT LOVE’ and Steven Schardt’s ‘Auto’ because both simulations, grounded in compelling characters, tell complex stories about our current sociopolitical environment while simultaneously pushing the visual and structural language of live-action VR,” says Wevr director of development and acquisitions James Kaelan. “We couldn’t be prouder that these are the first two independent productions we’ve acquired for Transport.”
“I am thrilled to have ‘IF NOT LOVE’ on Transport,” mentioned Rose Troche, author and director of “IF NOT LOVE.” “We make my work with the hope of having a wide and diverse audience, so I’m very excited for this release.”
“Bravely, Wevr’s Transport now supports independent cinematic VR in an emerging medium already crowded by games and branded content,” says Steven Schardt, author and director of “Auto.” “With ‘Auto,’ Wevr not only continues its pioneering engagement with new technologies, but also promotes the frank consideration of their human consequences.”
By distributing their work on Transport, artists obtain entry to the widest doable viewers available on this burgeoning business, in addition to licensing charges, inventive freedom, and promotion of their work. The corporate is at the moment in search of out extra inventive, award-winning VR experiences so as to add to Transport in hopes of bringing the best virtual reality experiences to the lots—and permitting the virtual reality business, nonetheless in its early phases, to additional evolve.
“Our goal with Transport is to give talented creatives from all different backgrounds and media a place to share their work with the world,” says Anthony Batt, co-founder and EVP of Wevr. “We want the VR community to know that Transport is where they can distribute their simulations to the widest possible audience, with the support of the Wevr team.”
“IF NOT LOVE” and “Auto” will each be available for obtain and viewing on the Wevr Transport platform later this yr.
Wevr creates award-winning VR experiences and is the studio behind Wevr Transport™, an impartial virtual reality content material community for VR creators and their audiences. Wevr’s flagship title, theBlu: Season 1, is a top promoting room-scale VR experience from director Jake Rowell, and is lauded as one among VR’s “must-do” experiences. Wevr’s content material has been featured at Sundance Movie Competition, Cinequest, and Tribeca Movie Competition, which this yr noticed the debut of Arjan van Meerten’s apocalyptic music video, Apex. Different in style experiences embrace Jon Favreau’s Gnomes & Goblins (co-produced with Reality One), Deepak Chopra’s Discovering Your True Self, Run The Jewels’ Crown, Reggie Watt’s Waves, Samsung and Skybound Leisure’s GONE, and Grownup Swim’s Digital Brainload. Wevr was based by Neville Spiteri, Anthony Batt, and Scott Yara, and relies in Venice, California.
About “IF NOT LOVE”
A dance membership pulses with bouncing, pleased pals and lovers. Downstairs, a shooter programs the underbelly of the constructing, getting ready to hold out a mission for the Lord. However after we slip again in time, we uncover that this similar man attached with one other man. After the intimate encounter, he runs out of the room, stuffed with disgrace over who he’s. However what if events unfolded in a different way? What if the person he attached with satisfied him to remain – to face himself? Might that straightforward act have modified the course of historical past?
Rose Troche is a author, director and producer in movie, tv and new media, and is understood for her highly effective storytelling on initiatives resembling Go Fish, The L Phrase and Six Toes Underneath. Her earlier VR items, Perspective Chapter One, The Occasion and Chapter 2, The Misdemeanor, additionally premiered at Sundance, and cope with well timed troublesome social realities resembling date rape and police brutality. Rose’s constant contribution and work throughout the movie and LGBTQIA communities has confirmed her again and again a pioneer and visionary guiding movie and new media into unchartered territory. Her considerate storytelling continues to encourage and provoke.
Within the very close to future, as self-driving taxis have gotten the norm, ‘safety drivers’ are employed to easily sit within the entrance seat, as a measure of consolation to passengers. However Musay, an Ethiopian immigrant driver with 40 years of experience, just isn’t content material to merely sit, and insists on driving. When he picks up a pair accustomed to the automated service, their frustration with Musay’s driving turns a routine experience right into a microcosm of power dynamics and management on this new, imperfect economic system.
Steven Schardt (Author and Director), Megan Griffiths (Producer), Fred Beahm (Co-Producer, Editor), Jennessa West (Co-Producer) Nathan M. Miller (Cinematographer), and C. Andrew Rohrmann (Audio Director). Be taught extra on Twitter @evenardt.