The annual South by South West (SXSW) film festival will be taking place this March and part of it includes a virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) expo running from 16th – 18th. Premiering at the expo will be Career Opportunities in Organized Crime, a feature-length film shot entirely with 360-degree VR cameras.
Created by first-time filmmaker Alex Oshmyansky and Akibimi Productions, LLC, Career Opportunities in Organized Crime is a “mocku-mentary” style film, following the filming of a recruitment video for the Russian mafia.
“The film is a an experiment to see what kind of experience a feature-length virtual reality film would be,” said Oshmyansky in a statement. “I’m obviously biased, but I think it turned out great. The film is a whole new kind of cinematic experience that hasn’t existed before. We are thrilled to be able to present it at the South by Southwest VR/AR Experience Expo.”
After the premier the film is set to be released to the general public in spring as a downloadable app for smartphones, Samsung Gear VR, and the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).
Those attending SXSW can book a viewing through www.mafiacareers.com, where you’ll find further information and behind-the-scenes footage of Career Opportunities in Organized Crime.
VRFocus will continue to report on the latest VR and AR announcements for SXSW as more projects are revealed.