VR Productions

VR Productions

CFC Animated VR: Yumi and Boom

An interactive, episodic virtual reality series, Yumi and Boom brings the power of mindfulness and short-form character-driven stories together in the immersive media space. Produced by the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) and Seneca College School of Creative Art & Animation, under the creative direction of Lillian Chan, this animated VR experience traces a young girl’s unlikely friendship with what seems to be a capricious creature. Through scenes of their friendship, tweens learn key mindfulness techniques like body scans and breath control, which help them become more adept at emotional regulation.

Yumi and Boom is screening as part of the Reel Asian Film Festival X in Toronto, at The Commons at 401 Richmond from November 9 to 18, where Lillian Chan is this year’s Featured Artist. Learn more about this VR experience and Lillian Chan here.

Distributed: A Beginning

Produced by CFC Media Lab and directed by award-winning animator and filmmaker Justin Stephenson  Distributed: A Beginning featuring Douglas Rushkoff, plunges us into a virtual reality world of corporate growth and illuminates a path towards an inclusive, prosperous future.

Small Wonders: The VR Experience

Immerse yourself inside a prayer bead and explore the intricate carvings made visible through the power of micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) and virtual reality in  Small Wonders: The VR Experience. Produced by the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) and Seneca College School of Creative Art & Animation, this artistic and technical collaboration between AGO conservateur, Lisa Ellis and interactive artist and designer Priam Givord (Seneca) marks the first time any one will be able to move through, around and within one of these small wonders.

CFC VR Sketches Series

CFC VR Sketches is an ongoing series of VR pieces, produced by CFC Media Lab that explore the grammar of this new VR language. Productions are either developed internally or in co-production with VR studios and creators. Recent sketches include TimeTravelGuided Virtual Reality Tours in co-production with the Institute of Indigenous Futures (IIF) and artist Skawanetti Fragnito, and Qualia Zen Eagle in co-production with Mobio Interactive. The former tests how live performances in a metaverse like Second Life feels in VR while the latter is an eagle-flying simulator that responds to your physical actions and brainwaves. Both were premiered at Hot Docs 2016. Additional sketches are planned for Fall 2016.


Canadian Genre-VR Film Series

From Cyberpunk Adventures to “Cronenbergian” Explorations, CFC Media Lab premiered the Canadian Genre VR Film Series at Cannes Marché NEXT Programme in May 2016.

The Canadian Genre-VR Film Series was presented in association with Fantasia Film Festival, Cream Productions and Telefilm Canada.

Body/Mind/Change Redux Teaser
Producer: Ana Serrano
Directors: J.Lee Williams and Blair Renaud
A CFC Media Lab Production in co-production with TIFF and in association with Occupied VR, Body/Mind/Change Redux Teaser, starring David Cronenberg, immerses audiences in a “Cronenbergian” world inspired by the film Videodrome.

Technolust: The Short Film 
An OccupiedVR Production
Producer: J. Lee Williams
Director: Blair Renaud
Technolust: the short film is a taste of the award-winning virtual reality adventure set in a near-future Cyberpunk world, made for Oculus Rift. 

The Closet
A CFC Media Lab Production 
Producer: Ana Serrano
Director: Ian Tuason
A young man investigates strange supernatural forces in his new home when he discovers an even stronger, insatiable force where he least expects it. 

War of the Dead 
Executive Producers: David Brady and Kate Harrison
Producer: Kim Creelman; Directors: Brian Rice, Tristan Cezair and Andrew MacDonald
Mayhem surrounds Civil War soldiers when zombies overtake the battle trenches in a virtual reality onslaught of blood and guts. 

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