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Cinema

Beat

Venice VR Expanded

Director:
Keisuke Itoh
Production:
Wowow (Hiroko Fujioka), Katsutoshi Machiba CinemaLeap (Tetsuya Ohashi)
Running Time:
12’
Language:
English
Country:
Japan
Screenplay:
Itoh Keisuke
Music:
Yui Morishita
Technical support:Yutaka Hashimoto
Haptics supervisors:Hideyuki Ando, Osaka University of Arts; Junji Watanabe, NTT Communication Science Laboratories; Kazuya Ohara, Loftwork
PLATFORM:HTC Viveport
HEADSET:VIVE - VIVE PRO – Vive Cosmos – Rift - RiftS - Valve Index – MixedReality

Synopsis

Beat is a story elaborated from your ‘Heart’. It can be experienced with their own heart in their hands. The heart vibrates with their heartbeat. Then, viewers encounter a rusted robot showing no signs to move. The robot doesn’t have the heart to initiate any movements. When the viewer holds his or her own heart on the robot, the robot acquires a new heart. After that, it stands up and starts to move to express joy to live out all its strength. However, when it meets someone who could be its precious friend, it doesn’t know how to communicate. ‘Heart = Beat’ becomes the key to move the story forward. It is a story aiming to arouse consciousness of ‘Heart’ via the growth of the robot.

Director’s Statement

In the world of Beat, your heartbeat is the key for everything. The power of the heartbeat will become an indispensable existence as the light that illuminates the robots or as the power of the robots. Through the experience of Beat, please feel your own heart. Please open the door of your heart and try to connect with the robot.

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION 1: Hiroko Fujioka – WOWOW INC.
21F, Akasaka Park Building, 5-2-20
107-6121 - Akasaka, Minato-ku,Tokyo, Japan
Tel. +81 3-5569-8260
Mob. +81 70-6963-9489
h.fujioka@wowow.co.jp
http://corporate.wowow.co.jp/en/

PRODUCTION 2: Katsutoshi Machiba
Kajigaya Dwelling 708, 2-4-1, Kajigaya, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture
213-0015 – Kawasaki-shi, Japan
Tel. +81 90-2482-7176
katsu19750526@hotmail.co.jp

PRODUCTION 3: Tetsuya Ohashi - CinemaLeap Inc.
Shiroyama Trust Tower 4F, 4-3-1. Toranomon, Minato-Ku, Tokyo
105-6005 - Minato-ku, Japan
Tel. +81 90-6166-4801
tetsuya.ohashi@cinemaleap.com
http://cinemaleap.com/

WORLD SALES: Tetsuya Ohashi - CinemaLeap Inc.
Shiroyama Trust Tower 4F, 4-3-1. Toranomon, Minato-Ku, Tokyo
105-6005 - Minato-ku, Japan
Tel. +81 90-6166-4801
tetsuya.ohashi@cinemaleap.com
http://cinemaleap.com/

PRESS OFFICE: Tetsuya Ohashi - CinemaLeap Inc.
Shiroyama Trust Tower 4F, 4-3-1. Toranomon, Minato-Ku, Tokyo
105-6005 - Minato-ku, Japan
Tel. +81 90-6166-4801
tetsuya.ohashi@cinemaleap.com


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