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Half Life VR – Short Version

Venice Virtual Reality

Director:
Robert Connor
Production:
Royal Swedish Opera, Robert & Robert Studios
Running Time:
12’
Language:
no dialogue
Country:
Sweden
Main Cast:
Amanda Åkesson, Sarah-Jane Brodbeck, Frida Hambreus
Screenplay:
Gai Behar
Cinematographer:
Robert Jonsson
Editor:
Robert Connor
Costume Designer:
Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar
Music:
Ori Lichtik
Sound:
Sebastian Lönberg
Visual Effects:
Robert Jonsson
Notes:
VR Theatre

Synopsis

Half Life VR is a Virtual Reality short film capturing the immersive spirit of choreographer Sharon Eyal’s dance work Half Life performed by the Royal Swedish Ballet. The short is a coproduction between the Royal Swedish Opera and Robert & Robert Studios. The VR production is inspired by 3D dance films such as Pina, aiming to present a uniquely immersive and artistic experience. It’s a legend. A sharp projection of language, movements and formulas of the soul. It’s a marble arrow being fired at a shivering audience from the end of a corridor. This creation is monotonous with an angle. “It can be good friends under your feet and bad people in your hands”.

Director’s Statement

For a long time everyone wanted VR, but weren’t prepared to dive into a VR project. The Royal Swedish Opera proved that they are cutting edge. Together, we transformed an ancient art form into a VR piece unlike anything ever made. Traditional rules of filming don’t apply anymore. You’ll feel the characters in a way not possible in a theatre or on TV.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Royal Swedish Opera
Jacobs torg 4
111 52 – Stockholm, Sweden
Tel. 0046735584529
sebastian.lonberg@operan.se
http://www.operan.se

PRODUCTION 2: Robert&Robert Studios
Linbanegatan 2 A
641 34 – Katrineholm, Sweden
Tel. 0046761876288
robert.connor@wervr.se
http://wervr.se/

WORLD SALES: Peter Yngen - Robert&Robert Studios
Tel. 0046706677991
peter@yngen.com

PRESS OFFICE: Torbjörn Eriksson - Royal Swedish Opera
Box 160 94
103 22 –Stockholm, Sweden
Tel. 004687914330
torbjorn.eriksson@operan.se
 


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