A DAYTIME EMMY AWARD WIN FOR Inside the Box of Kurios: A Virtual Reality Experience From Cirque du Soleil Média and Felix & Paul Studios
Inside the Box of Kurios, a virtual reality experience created and produced by Cirque du Soleil Média and Felix & Paul Studios has won a Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Interactive Media – Original Daytime Program or Series category. This is Cirque du Soleil’s second Emmy Award in its 32 years history; the first was won for Best Reality Series with Fire Within.
The 9-minute extravaganza immerses the user into Cirque du Soleil’s touring show KURIOS™ Cabinet of Curiosities. The user takes center stage in a dreamlike realm that disorients the senses and challenges perceptions, leaving you wondering if you have imagined the entire experience. Cirque du Soleil Média has partnered with Felix & Paul Studios, a worldwide leader in virtual reality storytelling and technology, to create this revolutionary VR experience. Inside the Box of Kurios is available on Samsung’s GearVR for Galaxy Note 4, Note 5, S6, S6 Edge and S7, S7 Edge.
“At Felix & Paul Studios, we strive to deliver the highest quality entertainment through cinematic virtual reality experiences. The recognition of this groundbreaking experience by the Daytime Emmy Award is also the confirmation that this medium is now recognized across different entertainment industries. This award is also to be shared with our creative audio partner Headspace Studio who, once again, delivered their art and science of immersive sound design from production down to delivery.” said Stéphane Rituit, Co-founder and President of Felix & Paul Studios.
“At Cirque du Soleil, the most important factor of our business philosophy is the creative challenge a project may bring,” said Jacques Méthé, President of Cirque du Soleil Média. “We are honored to have received this award, our creativity has definitely crossed over and beyond live entertainment and into interactive media. I would like to share this award with the incredible artists and technicians of KURIOS Cabinet of Curiosities that have adapted their talent for the technology and created a unique experience for the viewers and a very special thank you to Michel Laprise, the stage director Director of KURIOS who also gave his full creative input to make the experience touching ’’
The 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards Gala is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and was held on April 29th, 2016. A full list of winners in all categories can be downloaded at www.emmyonline.tv.
About Cirque du Soleil Média
Cirque du Soleil Média is a long-term joint venture between Cirque du Soleil and Bell Media with a mission to develop new and original media content specifically for television, film, digital, and gaming platforms. Headquartered in Montréal, the company develops entertainment projects for sale and licensing around the world, leveraging Cirque du Soleil’s creative resources and infrastructure with Bell Media’s production experience, media platforms, and diverse distribution capabilities.
About Felix & Paul Studios
Felix & Paul Studios is dedicated to storytelling through the medium of cinematic virtual reality. The studio combines technological innovation with a unique, pioneering and in-depth approach to the new art of virtual reality storytelling – creating high-end original cinematic experiences (“Nomads” and “Strangers”) and collaborating with existing franchises (“Jurassic World”, Cirque du Soleil and “Wild”) and world-renown personalities (President Bill Clinton, LeBron James).
Led by directors and visionaries Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, Felix & Paul Studios invites audiences into intimate, visceral and emotive cinematic virtual reality experiences, immersing the viewer in presence-driven storylines. The company has developed a full-stack VR technology platform – including proprietary 3D 360º camera systems and accompanying post-production software and process – which sets the industry standard for the highest-quality VR filmmaking. For more information, visit felixandpaul.com.