Almost a year ago virtual reality (VR) content company UNLTD announced the start of production for a live-action interactive film project called Trinity. Today at the SXSW Film Festival, its released the first teaser trailer for the series.
Trinity is an immersive science-fiction movie experience set in a grim future where mankind is now extinct. Left behind are androids fighting a final war for freedom against an all powerful singularity, their God. As the short trailer (seen below) showcases, UNLTD has mixed in live-action with CGI to tell its dystopian story.
The series is in production with the pilot due to be released to select partners by fall of 2017. It’ll eventually consist of five fifteen-minute episodes, which will be platform-agnostic to allow compatibility with all VR headsets for viewing.
“To produce Trinity, UNLTD developed a proprietary camera in order to capture and create a truly interactive entertainment experience,” says John Hamilton, UNLTD CEO and Trinity producer/writer. “Using volumetric, 360 and live-action technologies, we are able to allow viewers to move around within an episode of Trinity in a way that hasn’t been seen before in virtual reality.”
Hamilton also participated in a panel discussion put on by Planet Quebec at SXSW, discussing the unique challenges of filming for VR, from the creative and technical to high-end visual effects and utilizing interactive engines.
“Working on a project like Trinity is a unique directing experience from my previous projects due to the nuances involved in shooting for virtual reality,” says Patrick Boivin, Director of Trinity. “The trailer showcases the intimate and involved feeling created when entertainment meets virtual reality.”
Production of Trinity will be directed by Patrick Boivin (Dragon Baby, Little Ant-Man) alongside UNLTD executive team, Sébastien Gros and Robert Boulos.
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