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Minimum Mass

Venice VR Expanded

Director:
Raqi Syed, Areito Echevarria
Production:
Floréal Films (Katayoun Dibamehr, Avi Amar), Like Amber (Raqi Syed)
Running Time:
20’
Language:
English
Country:
New Zealand, France, USA
Main Cast:
Frankie Adams, Allan Henry, Carrie Thiel
Cinematographer:
Raqi Syed
Music:
Brendan Angelides
Sound:
Jimi Wilson
Visual Effects:
Sunny Teich
PLATFORM:HTC Viveport
HEADSET:VIVE - VIVE PRO – Vive Cosmos – Rift - RiftS - Valve Index – MixedReality

Synopsis

Love, loss, and black holes. Minimum Mass is the story of couple who experience a series of miscarriages and come to believe their children are being born in another dimension. Set in contemporary Rotorua, New Zealand and the speculative world of black holes, it is a 20 minute interactive narrative virtual reality. Minimum Mass takes place in a real-time, photorealistic computer generated story world and has been developed as an in-headset experience.

Directors’ Statement

In Minimum Mass, how the participant interacts with the story can only be guided, not controlled. The design of the experience is inherently at odds with the agency of the participant. This is the core tension of virtual reality, and one which we find incredibly challenging and exciting because our experience of time is at the very centre of it.

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION 1: Katayoun Dibamehr, Avi Amar - Floréal Films
28 rue du Chemin Vert
75011 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 0)1 85 09 17 37
bonjour@florealfilms.com

PRODUCTION 2: Raqi Syed – Like Amber
390 Evans Bay Parade
6021 – Hatai, Wellington, New Zealand
Tel. +64 21 707 717
likeambermedia@gmail.com
http://minimum-mass.com

PRESS OFFICE: Mélanie Mingotaud - Communications Mingotwo
Tel. 514 582 5272
Melanie@mingo2.ca
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