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Ascenders

Venice Immersive 

Director:
Jonathan Astruc
Production:
Backlight (Frédéric Lecompte, Joathan Tamene), Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Animation, Epic Games, Région Ile-de-France
Running Time:
35’
Language:
English, French
Country:
France
Screenplay:
Jonathan Astruc, Thomas Crauk
Editor:
Sébastien Parent
Music:
TAPe
Sound:
TAPe
Art director: Jonathan Tamene
Lead developers:Frédéric Plantard, Vincent Fouquet, Paul-Etienne Duclos
Developers:Dylan John Mindar, Alexis Lemmen, Maelyss Farges
Lead designers:Flavien Gaillot, Aymeric Favre
Designers:Romane Rakotovao, Alexis Moroz, Julien Lorans
Artists:Mathieu Thonon, Luc Grzesiak, Florian Lebordais, Margot Mangenot, Justine Canarella, Irina Réjaumont
Project managers: Jérémy Ouvry, Kevin Rault, Raphaël Biaud, Elodie Maizeray
Tecnhical deployment, deployment and test: Darrin Taylor, Frédéric Lanchais, Robin Guillaud

Synopsis

Legends tell a story that life after death depends on passing an ultimate test on a mysterious island populated by stone titans. The island is said to hold the key to a mystical power whose secrets must be unlocked to free the souls of the lost.
[Between Two Worlds] Your soul seems to be wandering in the in-between and a passage will only open if you pass the ultimate test. It is on a mysterious island and within a new body that you will pass this test.
[Ascension] Despite your apparent weakness, you must survive the tidal wave that is about to submerge the island to earn your salvation. Observe and uncover the secrets of the island and its stones filled with memories. Cooperate with your fellow survivors to reach the heights of the island.
[You are not alone] The island hides mechanisms and puzzles that will help you progress. Don’t underestimate yourselves: your strength lies in your unity.

Director’s Statement

With Ascenders, I bet on a dreamlike and contemplative journey without the slightest teleportation in VR. With oversized scales as far as your eyes can see, users will be transported to a world they can climb with their own feet in an odyssey that is both metaphorical and poetic.

PRODUCTION/DISTRIBUTION

PRODUCTION: Frédéric Lecompte, Jonathan Tamene – BackLight
73 bd Victor Hugo
93400 – Saint Ouen, France
Tel. +33 144680975
Mob. +33 620602228
com@backlight.fr
http://backlight.fr
Facebook: @BacklightStudio3D
Instagram: @backlightparis
Twitter: @BacklightParis
LinkedIn: @BackLight

OTHER CO-PRODUCTIONS: Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Animation, Epic Games, Région Ile-de-France

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION:
license@backlight.fr

PRESS OFFICE: Elodie Maizeray – BackLight
73 bd Victor Hugo
93400 – Saint Ouen, France
Tel. +33 144680975
elodiem@backlight.fr


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