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Ajax All Powerful

Venice VR Expanded

Director:
Ethan Shaftel
Production:
VeeR (Jingshu Chen, Jane Huang, Rosie Huang), easyAction (Ethan Shaftel)
Running Time:
15’
Language:
English
Country:
USA, China
Main Cast:
Henry Winkler, Chris Parnell, Suzie Rai, Monique Coppola
Screenplay:
Ethan Shaftel
Music:
McKenzie Stubbert
Lead animator:Frank Stringini
Lead developer:Andy Runyon
Lead designer:Scott Wetterschneider
Additional animation:Gwendolyn Gettelfinger, Derrick Stringini
Modeling:Chance Kubesh, Ada King, Nguyen Xuan Truong
PLATFORM:Facebook's Oculus
HEADSET:Facebook's Oculus Quest

Synopsis

Ajax is a foul-mouthed, double-crossing genie addicted to the human souls he collects in exchange for granting wishes to gullible humans. However, something is different about the naive young girl who rubbed the lamp this time: she’s hired a strait-laced lawyer to negotiate her wishes, and they might have a trick or two up their sleeves…
Ajax All Powerful is an innovative VR comedy utilising behind-the-scenes interactive triggers to create a fluid world of changing sizes and perspectives as the story progresses from the lamp to the real world, and beyond.

Director’s Statement

In this film, space becomes the canvas for demonstrating shifts in power as both the visitor and characters shift in size, and hidden interactivity gives the visitor agency of which they are unaware. My hope is that each technique effectively delivers laughter and surprise, but also contributes to the larger conversation of VR narrative language.

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION 1: Jane Huang – VeeR
107 Dongsi North Street, Dongcheng District
100007 – Beijing, China
Tel. +86 53684521
jane@veer.tv
http://www.veer.tv
https://www.facebook.com/letsveer

PRODUCTION 2: Ethan Shaftel – easyAction
6249 Agnes Ave
91606 - North Hollywood, United States of America
Tel. +1 3233971050
eshaftel@easyAction.com

WORLD SALES: Jane Huang – VeeR
107 Dongsi North Street, Dongcheng District
100007 – Beijing, China
Tel. +86 53684521
jane@veer.tv
http://www.veer.tv
https://www.facebook.com/letsveer


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