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Passenger

Venice Virtual Reality

Director:
Isobel Knowles, Van Sowerwine
Production:
Film Camp
Running Time:
10’
Country:
Australia
Main Cast:
Sami Shah
Screenplay:
Isobel Knowles, Van Sowerwine
Cinematographer:
Isobel Knowles, Van Sowerwine
Editor:
Isobel Knowles, Van Sowerwine
Music:
Mirko Guerrini
Sound:
Byron Scullin
Visual Effects:
Julia Egerton

Synopsis

You are sitting in the back of a taxi, driving in the dark. As the landscape begins to change, the outside environment becomes increasingly surreal. You piece together your story—abstracted and dream-like— as you progress into the quiet shock of a new world.
This 360 degree stop-motion VR tells the story of arriving in a new country to live. Your taxi driver, himself a migrant to Australia, navigates the new terrain with you, acting as your guide while also revealing parts of his own story. Passenger recreates and investigates the geographic and visual dislocation of arriving somewhere unfamiliar and beginning the journey of finding a new home in a foreign land.

Directors’ Statement

The script for Passenger was developed by speaking to taxi-drivers, asking their advice to new immigrants and describing their own experiences of arriving in Australia. We moved a 360 camera frame by frame through 60 m. of cardboard sets to create a stop-motion environment whose aesthetic simplicity contrasts with the digital technology of VR.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION: Film Camp
Level 1, 274 Barkly Street
3056 – Brunswick, Australia
Tel. 0410665032
pip@filmcamp.com.au
http://www.filmcamp.com.au

WORLD SALES: Philippa Campey - Film Camp
Level 1, 274 Barkly Street
3056 – Brunswick, Australia
Tel. 0410665032
pip@filmcamp.com.au
http://www.filmcamp.com.au

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Nicole Kerr , Janine Der Bogosian - Jessie Cohen PR
+1 706 577 3287
nkerr@jessieiscohen.com +1 818 929 2345
janine@jessieiscohen.com

PRESS OFFICE: Philippa Campey - Film Camp


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