March 31

Tribeca 2016 Selects Three Wevr Productions

The Tribeca Film Festival has selected three productions from Wevr and its’ creative partners for the debut of the Virtual Arcade at the 2016 festival.

 

We are incredibly excited that the Tribeca Film Festival has selected three of our VR productions for the opening year of Virtual Arcade at TFF. As Tribeca states, “Virtual Arcade debuts at the 2016 Festival, helping to expand the immersive entertainment slate with nine additional VR experiences from some of the leading creators and emerging voices in this new medium”

Chosen experiences include:

Scene from Tyler Hurd's upcoming experience, OLD FRIEND
Scene from Tyler Hurd’s VR experience, OLD FRIEND

OLD FRIEND

Lose yourself in a vibrant psychedelic dance party brimming with joyful insanity. VR filmmaker Tyler Hurd and Wevr present a fun animated VR music video experience for Old Friend by Future Islands. Gaze upon the elegant dance routines and enjoy the blissful absurdity. Unhinge yourself, feel the ridiculousness and dance like everyone is watching.

 

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Scene from Christmas VR, written and directed by Scott Stewart.

Christmas VR 

When a man stoops to dangerous new lows to get his son the ultimate VR headset for Christmas, he finds out more about himself and his family than he ever wanted to know. From writer/director Scott Stewart (LegionPriest) and starring Emmy Award-winning actor Seth Green and Clare Grant, CHRISTMAS is part of Distant Corners’ HOLIDAYS anthology feature created by John Hegeman and produced in association with Wevr and XYZ Films.

 

Scene from Hard World for Small Things, directed by Janicza Bravo
Scene from Hard World for Small Things, written and directed by Janicza Bravo

Hard World for Small Things

A film born in the wake of recent news regarding the endless list of police encounters with unarmed men and women. Written and directed by Janicza Bravo, the short was created in partnership with Seed&Spark and Janicza as part of Wevr’s commitment to fund and develop diverse voice in the first generation of VR storytellers.

You can check out the Virtual Arcade at Tribeca Film Festival 2016 from April 18-23 at the Festival Hub starting at 12pm each day!