John Cusack & Christina Ricci Make Their Virtual Reality Debuts in “DISTORTED REALITY”
Expanding the world of the “Distorted” theatrical film, in theaters June 22, the cinematic VR piece will be released June 15th one week in advance.
As a compliment to the theatrical film release, Minds Eye Entertainment, and SkyVR have partnered to produce “Distorted Reality,” a scripted, live-action cinematic VR piece that is sure to thrill audiences. Distributed through OneTouchVR on Google Daydream, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and iOs, the story stars John Cusack and Christina Ricci in their virtual reality debuts. The content will also be available in stereo 3D through the Littlstar app on Sony’s Playstation VR, Google Daydream, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR and more.
Distorted Reality allows users to further immerse themselves in the storyworld of “Distorted,” as they follow a woman suffering from bipolar disorder whom comes to suspect the proprietor of the state-of-the-art ”smart apartment” she and her husband just moved into is using the building’s residents as unwitting guinea pigs for a ”synthetic telepathy” brainwashing plot with dire global ramifications. The experience stars Christina Ricci, Brendan Fletcher, John Cusack and was written & directed by Rob King, and produced by Josh Courtney, Travis Cloyd, Kevin DeWalt p.g.a., Danielle Masters p.g.a., and Rob Bryanton.
“We are excited for the world to see this piece. John Cusack and Christina Ricci truly embraced the VR medium and helped us to tell a compelling story that compliments the original film through extending the “Distorted” universe,” said Kevin Dewalt, CEO of Minds Eye Entertainment.
The formidable partnership and collaboration of VR producers lead by Minds Eye Entertainment continues to hold up the mantle as one of the only partnerships bringing celebrities into virtual reality and immersive entertainment. They have previously produced VR narratives featuring stars like Nicolas Cage, Wesley Snipes and RJ Mitte.
“We are a throwback to the star-driven days of the movie business in this new hyperactive medium. In order to drive audience engagement and increase awareness, we believe we must bring together compelling narratives with marketable stars in order to bring VR to the masses,” said VR Producer Travis Cloyd. “We are excited to be one of the only groups facilitating A-list film star debuts in virtual reality, and we hope that others will follow our lead.”
Using 16 synchronized GoPro Hero4 cameras the experience was filmed with the GoPro Odyssey under Jump which is Google’s professional VR video solution making 3D-360 video production scalable and built for automated stitching and seamless VR video production.
About Minds Eye Entertainment
Established in 1986, Minds Eye Entertainment is one of Canada’s most prolific independent production and distribution companies. Recent credits include: THE TALL MAN(Jessica Biel), FACES IN THE CROWD(Milla Jovovich), LULLABY FOR PI(Rupert Friend, Clemence Poesy, Forest Whitaker), FORSAKEN(Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Brian Cox and Demi Moore) and The Humanity Bureau(Nicolas Cage and Sarah Lind). For more information about Minds Eye Entertainment, please visit www.mindseyepictures.com
About Bridgegate Pictures
Bridgegate Pictures Corp, spearheaded by Guy Griffithe, operates as an integrated film company out of Corona, California. The company engages in the development, financing and production of media products including feature films for worldwide distribution in the theatrical, broadcast and digital markets. Bridgegate specializes in commercial driven independent films that are star driven and have worldwide appeal.
About Invico Capital
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About Talking Dog Studios
Based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Talking Dog Studios offers expertise in audio post production, original music, VR, AR, Mixed Reality, Games, and Apps.
Founded by award-winning directors, producers & technologists, SkyVR is one of the leading virtual reality production companies in the world. Leading the charge in 360, 3D and Live virtual reality, SkyVR specializes in dynamic immersive storytelling experiences.
Is a VR distribution, marketing and production company with an award winning mobile application built across multiple VR VOD platforms allowing audiences to view full feature length films, virtual reality and exclusive milt-screen experiences in one central customize themed environments.
DISTORTED REALITY NOW AVAILABLE ON:
Google Play/Daydream: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onetouchvr.cinemavr
Samsung GearVR: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/gear-vr/1487537741282941/