Create NSW & ABC announce latest 2017 VR development slate
Create NSW and the ABC have announced the latest projects set for production under the 360 Vision VR Development initiative, with six new immersive virtual reality (VR) projects sharing the $120,000 fund and a further three projects chosen to receive separate funding from Create NSW.
Marking the second year of the partnership, the new projects will span a diverse range of subject matter including crime stories, Indigenous adventures and sci-fi thrillers, through to a powerful experience of one refugee’s escape from their home country.
The six project teams will work with Start VR, Rapid Films, LENS Immersive/Acuity Productions, The Pulse and Spectre VR to develop their productions using the latest in VR advancements, with the earliest production set to begin in September this year.
Three additional VR projects from female filmmakers and filmmakers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds will also share a further $45,000 in funding from Create NSW.
The separate projects will bring to life influential moments from history, a Bolivian prison experience, and the first in a five-part series that casts a confronting focus on a range of social issues, including domestic violence towards women.
The funding recipients are on the media release below.
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