Kaleidoscope
Australia showcase vol. II

28 APRIL 2017 – CARRIAGEWORKS

Kaleidoscope Australia Showcase Vol.II is a global event that showcases the world’s best Virtual Reality.

On Friday 28th April, Start VR in partnership with Academy Xi and Screen NSW are presenting over 20 VR experiences at Carriageworks, Sydney.

The event includes the Australian premiere of Life Of Us. Co-Directed by Chris Milk (the “Godfather of VR” and collaborator with artists incl Kanye West, Arcade Fire and Chemical Brothers) & Aaron Kobiln; the groundbreaking Life of Us is one of the first VR pieces to launch two people into the same virtual space.

There’s also work from major studios including Google Spotlight Stories, Arnaud Colinart’s new experience Kinoscope and Darren Emerson’s latest work Indefinite.

Audience members will be able enjoy viewing VR content on HTC Vives, Occulus Rifts, Google Day Dream and Samsung Gear VR units.

The Evening VR Showcase includes a Q&A featuring some of the leading figures in the Australian VR industry, including Start VR’s Martin Taylor & Kaleidoscope participant Michael Beets.

 

DATE AND TIME

Fri, April 28, 2017
Advanced Preview: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM AEST
Evening Showcase: 5:30pm – 9:30 PM AEST
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LOCATION

Carriageworks
245 Wilson Street
Eveleigh, NSW 2015
Australia
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TICKETS

Tickets for the Evening Showcase are $25. Tickets for the Advanced Preview start at $10 for students. Plus there’s discounts for group bookings – buy three tickets and get the fourth for free. Numbers are limited so book now to avoid missing out.

 

Official SelEction for vol. II

LIFE OF US

DIR. Aaron Koblin & Chris Milk
(USA | 8 Mins | Real-Time Interactive)

Experience a shared VR journey telling the complete story of the evolution of life on Earth. LIFE OF US is one of the first narrative VR experiences to place multiple people inside of a shared virtual space.

 
GRAVITY SKETCH

DIR. Daniela Paredes, Oluwaseyi Sosanya & Daniel Thomas
UK  |  20 Mins  |  Interactive Experience

Gravity Sketch is an intuitive 3D creation tool. Users can create amazing 3D models, scenes, and art work in a fun and intuitive way!

 
THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

DIR. Joel Ogden & Chuck Tsung-Han Lee
USA  |  20 Mins  |  Interactive Experience

You are Agent Zero. Your mission: assassinate Benjamin Miller, a radical who broke into CIA facilities and stole top secret chemical weapons research.

 
VIRTUAL, VIRTUAL REALITY

DIR. Tender Claws
USA  |  2 Hours |  Interactive Experience

Virtual, Virtual Reality is a comedy, satire in collaboration with Daydream VR. It reflects on today’s sci-fi tropes, the technological singularity and VR itself.

 
DEATHTOLLS EXPERIENCE

DIR. Ali Eslami
Iran  |  9 Mins  |  Interactive Documentary

The DeathTolls Experience aims to resensitize the viewer to the reality behind the abstract statistics of the hundreds of thousands of deaths in the Middle East.

 
HOME | AAMIR

DIR. Erfan Saadati, Toby Coffey & Rufus Norris
France & UK  |  12 Mins  |  Live-Action Documentary

Home | Aamir is a immersive verbatim documentary. Sule Rimi plays the voice of Aamir from his interview with one of the Directors. All words, sentences and context are Aamir’s own.

 
ENDLESS CURRENT

DIR. Haru Ji & Graham Wakefield
Canada  |  5 Mins  |  Real-Time Interactive

Endless Current is an alien universe; an artificial nature. It plunges you into a micro-world akin to the inside of a biological cell, or perhaps flings you to the outer corners of the universe.

 
OUT OF THE BLUE

DIR. Sophie Ansel
USA | Mexico | Australia  |  10 Mins  |  Live-Action Documentary

Out of the Blue is the inspiring story of the legacy inherited by the children of Cabo Pulmo. Once described by Jacques Cousteau as the Aquarium of the World, years of overfishing killed the reef and pushed its inhabitants to the brink of extinction.

 
EX\STATIC

DIR. Quba Michalski
USA | POLAND  |  3 Mins  | 360 VR Animation

Combining elements of theatrical stage design, light art, installation, and Quba Michalski’s unique vision for VR spaces, this short film is a surreal journey through his thoughts on art, society, culture and technology.

 
INDEFINITE

DIR. Darren Emerson
UK  |  14 Mins  |  Live-Action Documentary

Concealed behind 20ft prison walls, on the hem of cities, thousands of people are being held with no time limit. In this psychological pressure cooker people are desperately trying to prove why they should be allowed to stay in the UK.

 
JAFRI

DIR. Michael Beets
Australia  |  8 Mins  |  360 VR Video

Every Friday afternoon, an African Australian man can be found in the middle of Melbourne’s busiest intersection, standing silently, and challenging the beliefs of each of us passing by. ‘Jafri’ is a VR documentary that explores the man behind these signs.

 
I, PHILIP

DIR. Pierre Zandrowicz & Antoine Cayrol
France  |  14 Mins  |  Live-Action / Animation

In early 2005, David Hanson, an American robotics, is developing its first android human. Through the memories of the android and those of the author, the film offers an interpretation of Phil’s life..

 
CRYSTAL VIBES

DIR. Benjamin Outram
Japan  |  4 Mins  |  Experimental

Crystal Vibes utilizes the cutting edge of spatial 3D audio and sound visualization that maps sound and light based on the science of the human senses, to push the frontiers of technology-mediated sensory experience in virtual reality.

 
KINOSCOPE

DIR. Philippe A. Collin & Collin Clement Léotard
FR  |  9 Mins  |  360 VR Animation

Kinoscope is a VR experience immersing the spectator into a lively and colorful universe to discover the history of cinema.

 
MY BROTHER’S KEEPER

DIR. Alex Leader & Connor Hair
USA  |  11 Mins  |  360 VR Video

My Brother’s Keeper is a Civil War-inspired narrative that pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while remaining anchored in historical fact.

 
THROUGH YOU

DIR. Benjamin Outram
Japan  |  4 Mins  |  Experimental

Crystal Vibes utilizes the cutting edge of spatial 3D audio and sound visualization that maps sound and light based on the science of the human senses, to push the frontiers of technology-mediated sensory experience in virtual reality.

 
OUT OF SIGHT

DIR. Sara Kolster
The Netherlands  |  5 Mins  |  Real-Time Interactive

Out of Sight is a drawn Virtual Reality (VR) that takes you to the world of nine-year old Lena and her father.

 
MINDSHOW

Created by Jonnie Ross, Gil Baron & Mindshow Team

You can watch amazing VR, or you can make your own! Mindshow is a remarkably easy-to-use app that spreads the love and thrill of this exciting medium by enabling you to make virtual reality cartoons with your own body and voice.

 
CHOCOLATE

DIR. Tyler Hurd
USA  |  4 Mins  |  Real-Time Animation

Cats, champagne and joy overflows in Chocolate, a psychedelic VR Music video experience set in a chrome cat-centric world, for the song Chocolate by Giraffage. By acclaimed VR creator Tyler Hurd. Presented by Viacom NEXT.

 
DEAR ANGELICA

DIR. Saschka Unseld
USA  |  14 Mins  |  Real-Time Animation

Dear Angelica is a journey through the magical and dreamlike ways we remember lost ones and, even though they are gone, what remains of the ones we loved.

 
TRACES

DIR. Gabriela Arp
USA  |  8 Mins  |  Live Action 360

Traces is a virtual reality film that explores the memories of Willie White, an 88-year old woman living with dementia, as she recounts her time as a young girl living in the fields of Mason, Tennessee.

 
 

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