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Once Upon a Sea

Venice VR Expanded

Director:
Adi Lavy
Production:
Blimey (Nimrod Shanit), Intuitive Pictures (Ina Fichman)
Running Time:
22’
Language:
English, Hebrew
Country:
Israel, Canada
Main Cast:
Catherine Kidd, Eli Raz, Ronit Hillel, Shimon Shukrun
Screenplay:
Heidi Miller, Tzila Levy
Cinematographer:
Sebastian Gros, Barak Brinker
Editor:
Sigi Golan, Mia Stark, Mickey Cohen
Production Designer:
Ariel Shtern
Music:
Medhat Hanbali
Sound:
Signal Space Lab
Visual Effects:
Jason Levy
Creative director:Oury Atlan
Technical director:Nimrod Shanit
Lead unity directors:Jumana Saad, Yelena Grigorian
Photogrammetry and 3D animation:Ariel Shtern
PLATFORM:HTC Viveport
HEADSET:VIVE - VIVE PRO – Vive Cosmos – Rift - RiftS - Valve Index – MixedReality

Synopsis

Once Upon a Sea is a poetic, interactive XR documentary telling the tragic tale of the legendary Dead Sea. Through a physical exploration of the sea’s forbidden, moonlike landscapes, to intimate encounters with local characters, the user gets a rare glimpse into one of the world’s most dangerous,soon to be extinct, wonders. Centuries of human intervention and political neglect have turned the Dead Sea into a precarious place. Its water levels have dropped dramatically, leaving behind sinkholes and collapsing beaches. The experience offers a deep insight into the complexity and very human impact of this ecological and geopolitical crisis. Once Upon a Sea is our call to action.

Director’s Statement

The shores of the Dead Sea are my childhood landscape, my mother’s and my private refuge. The scorching heat, the salty water and the wild desert brought us closer in silence. Even when my mother’s body grew tired and faint, she continued going and the sea continued offering her all that it could. Though there was little left to give, for it was dying too.

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION 1: Nimrod Shanit - Blimey Intuitive Pictures
Innovation lab, Tower of David Musem
9114001 – Jerusalem, Israel
Tel. +972 587545444
nimrod@blimey.tv
http://blimey.tv

PRODUCTION 2: Ina Fichman - Intuitive Pictures inc.
1207 Saint Andre St.
H2L 3S8 – Montreal, Canada
Tel. +1 5148439000
Mob. +1 5149937945
ina@intuitivepictures.ca
http://www.intuitivepictures.ca

WORLD SALES: Blimey
Innovation lab, Tower of David Museum
9114001 – Jerusalem, Israel
Tel. +972 587545444
nimrod@blimey.tv
http://blimey.tv

Intuitive Pictures inc.
1207 Saint Andre St.
H2L 3S8 – Montreal, Canada
Tel. +1 5148439000
Mob. +1 5149937945
ina@intuitivepictures.ca
http://www.intuitivepictures.ca

PRESS OFFICE: Ina Fichman - Intuitive Pictures inc.
1207 Saint Andre St.
H2L 3S8 – Montreal, Canada
Tel. +1 5148439000
Mob. +1 5149937945
ina@intuitivepictures.ca
http://www.intuitivepictures.ca


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