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Thank You for Sharing Your World

Venice Immersive

Director:
Yu Sakudo
Production:
Kodansha VR Lab (Ishimaru Kenji, Pun Sham Kiu)
Running Time:
33’
Language:
English
Country:
Japan
Main Cast:
Zach Aguilar, Nicola Fricano
Screenplay:
Yu Sakudo, Ishimaru Kenji
Music:
haruka nakamura
Sound:
Masataka Ota
Art directors:Hanzaki Toshiaki, Yeung Gee
Lead developer:Jorge Pedrero Reyna
Developers:Mateo Juvera Molina, Joan D. Peris Sánchez, Andrea Carver
Project manager:Kano Yumiko
Voice over (Japanese):Nakagawa Tsubasa, Okayama Amane

Synopsis

Takashi lost his eyesight in grade school. Though he can recreate the world in his mind, he begins losing interest and is left with few things to enjoy. He has a friend, Shinji, who is autistic. One day, Shinji invites him to a steam locomotive ceremony. Due to some reasons, Takashi gets into a fight with Shinji, and they go their separate ways. After looking for him, Takashi falls into a gloomy state of mind. With people’s support, Takashi finally finds Shinji at the ceremony. With the train passing by, Shinji’s voice brings him back to the world and Takashi learns how to enjoy the world with his imagination.

Director’s Statement

This work aimed to reproduce the world experienced by blind people, focusing on the expressive uniqueness of VR. To achieve this, we first shot the whole movie in live action. During this time, the main character was blindfolded (not only the performer but the director and the production team too, thus putting themselves in the main character’s shoes). By doing this, we learned the interesting aspect of not seeing people and objects coming up from unexpected directions. I realized that VR is effective to convey how a person walking toward you can almost bump into you, as well as moving the viewer’s eyes just with sound information, which are both used effectively in this work.

Trailer

PRODUCTION/DISTRIBUTION

PRODUCTION 1: Kenji Ishimaru – Kodansha VR Lab, Ltd.
2-4-10 SA Tenhausu 501 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku
1040045 – Tokyo, Japan
Tel. +81 08031218003
kenji@kodanshavrlab.com
http://www.kodanshavrlab.com

PRODUCTION 2: Pun Sham Kiu – Kodansha VR Lab, Ltd.
2-4-10 SA Tenhausu 501 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku
1040045 – Tokyo, Japan
Tel. +852 63776878
pun@kodanshavrlab.com
http://www.kodanshavrlab.com

PRESS OFFICE: Kenji Ishimaru – Kodansha VR Lab, Ltd.
2-4-10 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku
1040045 – Tokyo, Japan
Tel. +81 08031218003
kenji@kodanshavrlab.com


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