This yr’s Venice Movie Competition has been fairly the spectacle as most of the top VR studios have debuted VR movies and tales. Amongst these studios is HERE BE DRAGONS which showcased a four-episode VR miniseries referred to as “Dispatch.”
Written and directed by Edward Robles, Dispatch takes you inside the pinnacle of a police dispatcher (Starr) who’s going through one of many best challenges of his profession throughout an all-night crime spree. The mini-series options options Martin Starr (Gilfoyle from “Silicon Valley”) as Ted, the protagonist.
As unsung heroes of the regulation enforcement world, dispatchers have one of the troublesome jobs – receiving terrible news on the worst hour, instantly sending assist, and hoping for the best final result. In “Dispatch,” the protagonist, Ted, is thrust right into a scenario the place he’s now not a witness to no matter occurs on the opposite finish of the road, however relatively, the only one who will help the sufferer.
“We created ‘Dispatch’ to embrace the most compelling elements of virtual reality to make the experience as dramatic and entertaining as possible,” stated Robles. “With a gripping narrative, immersive audio, and strong visual cues, ‘Dispatch’ gives the viewer an up-close experience with what first responders go through on a daily basis.”
Hailing from the world of economic storytelling, author and director Robles makes a speciality of virtual reality manufacturing. Robles has helped form over a dozen VR initiatives, together with “Clouds Over Sidra,” Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes,” “Ghost in the Shell,” and “Muse: Revolt.”
“Dispatch” is the newest venture announced by HERE BE DRAGONS, with earlier award-winning initiatives this yr together with premieres at Sundance Movie Competition (“Tree”) and Tribeca Movie Competition (“The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes” with Kathryn Bigelow, “The Last Goodbye,” and “The Possible”) together with “Sessions: The Legion Mixed Reality Experience” at Comedian Con for FX Networks. Moreover, HERE BE DRAGONS closed a $10 million equity round of capital led by Discovery Communications, Inc. this month.
Dispatch is an Oculus Unique VR mini-series that’ll be coming to the Rift later this yr.