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Cinema

Genesis

Venice VR Expanded

Director:
Jörg Courtial
Production:
Faber Courtial (Maria Courtial), Magenta Virtual Reality
Running Time:
13’
Language:
German, English
Country:
Germany
Screenplay:
Kai Michel
Cinematographer:
Jörg Courtial
Sound:
Stefan Lupp
Platform:
Oculus & Viveport
Devices:
HTC Vive/Vive Pro/Pro 2 Oculus Rift/Rift S/Quest w/link Oculus Quest 1/Quest 2 Valve Index
Technical director:Felix Faul
Senior 3D artists:Wolf Knittig, Nils Rosenow, Daniel Hirschnitz, Jennifer Cox, Philipp Clermont, Alessandro Mastronardi (Australopithecus)
Graphic Earth timer:Sven Wölk
Speaker:Manon Kahle

Synopsis

Genesis embarks on an emotionally intense round-the-clock journey to experience the dramatic milestones in the evolution of earth and mankind from an unknown perspective. Chaos, rebirth and catastrophes mark the history of Earth, yet mankind exists. 4.7 billion years of evolution condensed into a round-the-clock reveal: We are children of galactic luck, born in the final second of eternity. As time travelers we immerse into unknown spheres. Seemingly unreal, mystical and daunting, yet full of breath-taking landscapes and creatures that truly existed before. We see the young, glowing earth surrounded by cosmic debris, fly over endless oceans of darkness and move through a magical underwater world. Emerging from the water an enchanted land unveils: a paradise of prehistorical jungle and giant insects, only to be followed by mass extinction – just until a new cycle starts that surrounds us with bombastic dinosaurs which conquer the earth, before meeting with extinction too. Then finally, we come face to face with our human ancestors, catching glimpses of their achievements and our legacy. What remains is an intense impression of the earth and the insurmountable force and fragility of life.

Director’s Statement

Evolution and its round-the-clock analogy are a known theme, but I was drawn to create an intense new perspective on the unimaginable dimension of time, the crazy laboratory of life, and the galactic luck of humanity. “Nothing” happened for an infinite period. Gravity was the focus – life passive and random. Then something bizarre occurs: a being emerges that is active, develops consciousness and strategies to defy the laws of nature. It looks to the sky, begins to wish, dream and imagine. The mind expands to create art, religion – a whole new universe, an abstract world, through pure perception. We immerse into the origins of life and come face to face with our ancestors to become painfully aware of the true nature of our being.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Maria Courtial – Faber Courtial
Rheinstrasse 99
64295, Darmstadt, Germany
Tel. +49 61515992610
Mob. +49 1709336169
mc@faber-courtial.de
http://www.faber-courtial.de

WORLD SALES: Maria Courtial – Faber Courtial
Rheinstrasse 99
64295, Darmstadt, Germany
Tel. +49 61515992610
Mob. +49 1709336169
mc@faber-courtial.de
http://www.faber-courtial.de

PRESS OFFICE: Maria Schneider da Silva - Faber Courtial
Rheinstrasse 99
64295, Darmstadt, Germany
Tel. +49 61515992617
Mob. +49 1743047770
ms@faber-courtial.de


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