PREVIEW PROJECTS

Oculus & Kaleidoscope curated twenty remarkable projects from some of the most innovative creators in the world. These are the rising stars for virtual reality; artists who expand the medium with their pioneering projects.

 
 
 

ASSASSIN'S AMNESIA

DIR. JULIO MEDEM
Spain  |  20 Episodes  |  Live Action Narrative

Madrid and Paris-based District Room, and Julio Medem, one of Spain’s most renowned directors, have teamed up to develop “Assassin’s Amnesia,” a 20-episode false recall thriller for virtual reality.


BATTLESCAR

DIR. NICO CASAVECCHIA & MARTIN ALLAIS
Spain  |  25 Min.  |  Real-Time Animation

Battlescar is an animated narrative with interactive components that follows a year in the life of Lupe, a Puerto Rican-American, living in the 1978 Punk rock scene of New York City.


BEYOND

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DIR. ISAAC COHEN
US  |  5 Hours  |  Real-Time Interactive

A child spends the last day of their summer break delving deeper and deeper into a mysterious game which slowly unfolds into a mystical journey through landscapes of fear, wonder, love, and a discovery of what is Beyond.


ICARUS

DIR. ARNAUD COLINART & MIKE BRETT
France  |  6 Episodes  |  Interactive Non-Fiction

From the creators of the acclaimed Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness comes Icarus, an episodic VR experience that explores man’s hubris and the sometimes violent cost of progress.


DECAY THEORY

DIR. NICK PITTOM
UK  |  6 Episodes|  Real-Time Interactive

You awaken on a drifting, battle-damaged spaceship, with only the cloudy memories of its mysterious, ancient pilot to help piece everything together.


FIREBIRD

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DIR. HAYOUN KWON & BALTHAZAR AUXIETRE
France  |  5 Episodes  |  Real-Time Interactive

Firebird is a virtual reality series of interactive music pieces where the user becomes part of a dazzling show, with an unforgettable score of legendary classical music.


FORWARD

DIR. GABRIELA ARP
US  |  5 Episodes  |  Live Action Non-Fiction

Forward is a three-part series that blends cinematic virtual reality and real-time 3D animations to take viewers on an unforgettable journey of human migration.


GLASS: Invisible You

DIR. LILY BALDWIN
US  |  Open Ended  |  Interactive

A high-velocity journey that turns you from stalked to stalker. You can lose yourself to then find yourself in ways you never thought possible.


UPSTAIRS

DIR. JOSEPHINE DECKER
US  |  12 Min.  |  Live Action Narrative

A humorous, dark take on wanting a kid while still feeling like a kid, “Upstairs” explores the ways even an ancient 40-year-old woman can birth anything she desires.


SQUARE THE CIRCLE

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DIR. SARA KOLSTER & HARM VAN DE VEN
NL  |  Open Ended  |  Real-Time Interactive

In Square the Circle viewers find themselves in a world consisting of connected cells, with each cell containing one part of a fantastical machine - it’s up to you to discover, play with its inner workings, and ultimately figure out how it’s all connected.


PLAYTHINGS VR

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DIR. GEORGE MICHAEL BROWER
US  |  Open Ended  |  Real-Time Interactive

Playthings puts virtual drumsticks in your hands and sets you loose on a musical playground from another world.

 


LUCID TRIPS

DIR. SARA VOGL
Germany  |  Open Ended  |  Real-Time Interactive

Lucid Trips is an open-world VR experience that lets you slip in a bodiless consciousness and explore planetary dreamworlds with your friends.


MUSEUM OF THE IMPOSSIBLE

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DIR. KATE PARSONS & BEN VANCE
US  |  Open Ended  |  Real-Time Interactive

Museum of The Impossible (MOTI) is a curated platform for the best in virtual reality art and immersive experiences. No longer limited by the constraints of physical reality, MOTI reinvents the museum experience by transforming our relationship to art and architecture.


MOVEMENTS

DIR. MICHAEL CATALANO & ELLIOT COLE
US  |  Open Ended  |  Real-Time Interactive

Movements is an interactive VR experience that generates beautiful music and abstract visuals based on the natural movements of your body, allowing you to become the conductor of your very own psychedelic orchestra. 


PALE BLUE DOT

DIR. ELIZA MCNITT
US  |  5 Episodes  |  Real-Time Interactive

A virtual reality exploration of the Universe and the human future in space inspired by Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot", this episodic experience takes viewers on an interactive journey through the cosmos and explores our future in the stars and our place amongst them.


DEAR PIGEON MAN

DIR. DANIEL ERNST
NL  |  4 Episodes  |  Real-Time Experience

Dear Pigeon Man is about a small pigeon post office that loses its relevance during the mid nineties internet revolution and it’s effect on the community.


SNIPPETS

DIR. TYLER HURD
US  |  30 Min.  |  Real-Time Interactive

Snippets is a fun series of quick, random, funny, ridiculous, and bizarre interactions with animated characters in VR.


TES•TI•MO•NY

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DIR. ZOHAR KFIR
US  |  Open Ended  |  Live Action Interactive

Tes·ti·mo·ny presents the narrative accounts of sexual abuse survivors, using virtual reality to empathically engage the viewer in the context of an interactive, motion-driven interface.


TREE

DIR. WINSLOW PORTER & MILICA ZEC
US  |  8 Min.  |  Real-Time Interactive

Tree covers atrocities that mankind brings upon Mother Nature and her non-human inhabitants.


VESTIGE

DIR. AARON BRADBURY
UK  |  5-10 Min.  |  Real-Time Interactive

Vestige is a journey into the mind of a man who lost his lover in a car accident. Within an empty void, fragments appear of their life together, refracting and glistening.