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Umami

Venice Virtual Reality

Director:
Landia Egal, Thomas Pons
Production:
Tiny Planets (Landia Egal, Laura Bardey), Novelab Amaury (La Burthe, Grégoire Parain), DV Group (Antoine Cardon, Coline Delbaere, Nicolas Corman)
Running Time:
15’
Language:
English
Country:
France
Main Cast:
Amaury La Burthe, Eimi Kawahara
Screenplay:
Landia Egal, Karen Hunt, Ryoko Sekiguchi, Charles Ayat
Cinematographer:
Thomas Pons
Editor:
Novelab
Music:
Yponeko
Sound:
Novelab
Visual Effects:
Novelab
Notes:
Installation

Synopsis

Umami is a realtime animated VR experience immersing the user into the story of a man rediscovering his memories through a series of Japanese dishes, beverages and tastes: the sweet, the sour, the bitter, the salty and the umami: the “delicious taste”. The user embodies a character digesting his own life through a phenomenon known as “madeleine de Proust”. Through his interactions with the dishes, some of his memories arise unintentionally, breaking the dichotomy between present and past and taking him into an incredible journey of “affective consciousness”. In a world blending present time, gastronomy, dreams and memories, the restaurant progressively evolves with the story to become an execution room, ending the user’s experience and leaving him with an aftertaste as durable as the ‘umami’ present in his meal.

Directors’ Statement

About a year ago, we decided to combine our experiences in animation and virtual reality graphic and our narrative efforts and to create the story of Umami. We hope you will enjoy experiencing it as much as we have enjoyed making it!

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Tiny Planets
1 allée Mozart
92320 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 673795759
landia@tinyplanets.io

 PRODUCTION 2: Novelab
4 rue Boulbonne
31000 – Toulouse, France
Tel. +33 679353263
amaury@audiogaming.net

 PRODUCTION 3: DV group
134 rue d’Aubervilliers
75019 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 676330206
coline.delbaere@dv.fr

PRESS OFFICE:
Jessie Cohen, +1 415 623 0150, jessie@jessieiscohen.com
Arikai Tabeson, +1 510 508 1301, arikai@jessieiscohen.com
 


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