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Angels of Amsterdam

Venice VR Expanded

Director:
Anna Abrahams, Avinash Changa
Production:
WeMakeVR (Diede Bron, Avinash Changa, Leander Huizinga), Rongwrong Foundation
Running Time:
30’
Language:
English
Country:
The Netherlands
Main Cast:
Sabine Pendry, Margo van de Linde, Ritzah Statia, Lisette Ros, Izabella Finch, Harald Austbø, Jan Frederik Groot, Esther Nica Sassen, Coos Dieters
Screenplay:
Anna Abrahams
Music:
Harald Austbø
Sound:
Cinemasoundservices
Visual Effects:
Ricardo Viana
Platform:
Viveport
Devices:
HTC Vive/Vive Pro/Pro 2 Oculus Rift/Rift S/Quest w/link Oculus Quest 1/Quest 2 Valve Index
VR development:Marc Heemskerk, Ricardo Viana, Rico Zethof
Volumetric technology lead, cinematographer, editor:Avinash Changa
Production designer:Anna Abrahams
Costume designers:Anna Abrahams, Bibi de Bruijn

Synopsis

Angels of Amsterdam brings you to a truthful recreation of a 17th century café in Amsterdam. Here, you share key episodes in the lives of Maritgen Jans, Juliana, Elsje Christiaens and Pussy Sweet: four fierce angels who were not getting their fair share of the Golden Age’s gold and took their destiny in their own hands. The characters respond to eye-contact, and share their tales in the form of contemporary song, dance or musical performance. These stories show the dark side of the wealth and liberty which is generally associated with the port- and trading city of Amsterdam. The power relations between rich and poor, as well as between men and women in that young capitalist society also concerns us. Details from these stories now may seem odd, but the essence effortlessly transcends time frames. These stories have brought us to where we are now.

Director’s Statement

Often, VR-audiences are wowed by technical smoke and mirrors while they experience virtual worlds. Our aim was to truly transport the user. We created a work which combines 3D-scanning, volumetric images, and many custom techniques to create a seamless blend between the real and the virtual. The goal here was not to showcase technology, but to find a way to render it invisible. Technology applied well, does not distract. Instead, it helps the user to truly focus on the experience.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Diede Bron, Avinash Changa, Leander Huizinga – We MakeVR
Jacob van Lennepkade 291
1054ZV – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel. +31 207753333
Mob. +31 624605024
hello@WeMakeVR.com

PRODUCTION 2: Anna Abrahams - Rongwrong Foundation
Pieter Holmstraat 28
1086ZC - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel. +31 624988884
abrahams@dds.nl
http://vimeo.com/rongwrong

WORLD SALES: Avinash Changa – We MakeVR
Jacob van Lennepkade 291
1054ZV – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel. +31 207753333
Mob. +31 624605024
hello@WeMakeVR.com

PRESS OFFICE: Avinash Changa – We MakeVR
Jacob van Lennepkade 291
1054ZV – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel. +31 207753333
Mob. +31 624605024
hello@WeMakeVR.com


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