Two new virtual reality (VR) film experiences that have featured at the Tribeca and Sundance Film Festivals will be appearing on the Wevr Transport platform for room-scale and mobile VR experiences.
IF NOT LOVE and Auto are both critically acclaimed VR experiences that will be featured on the Wevr Transport platform later in the year. IF NOT LOVE is written and directed by Rose Troche and is an account of the consequences of hatred and intolerance, while Auto is a speculative fiction story about the role of a ‘self driver’ in a future world of self-driving autonomous cars which examines the role of technology and automation.
The two experiences premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival respectively and are the first VR experiences to appear on the Wevr platform that were not produced by Wevr.
“We chose Rose Troche’s ‘IF NOT LOVE’ and Steven Schardt’s ‘Auto’ because both simulations, grounded in compelling characters, tell complex stories about our current sociopolitical environment while simultaneously pushing the visual and structural language of live-action VR,” says Wevr director of development and acquisitions James Kaelan. “We couldn’t be prouder that these are the first two independent productions we’ve acquired for Transport.”
“Our goal with Transport is to give talented creatives from all different backgrounds and media a place to share their work with the world,” says Anthony Batt, co-founder and EVP of Wevr. “We want the VR community to know that Transport is where they can distribute their simulations to the widest possible audience, with the support of the Wevr team.”
VRFocus will bring you further news on additions to the Wevr platform and other new VR experiences as it becomes available.