Enhanced “Senza Peso” Release & Interview
Kite & Lightening had just announced a richer, more detailed edition of the celebrated “Senza Peso” mini opera VR experience will be available on Tuesday, October 11 for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, then on Wednesday, October 19th for Samsung Gear VR.
This is the first release of Senza Peso to the consumer platforms, after becoming an overwhelming favorite among the pre-release developer community and winning the Proto Award, the VR industry’s highest recognition.
This final edition is the most vivid, visceral opportunity to experience the beautiful operatic journey through the afterlife. VR technology combined with the imagination of Cory Strassburger and the technical wizardry of Ikrima Elhassan enable the immersive magical experience.
The lineage of Senza Peso began as a creative journey within the genre-defying “Love Project” musical collaboration, which inspired the surreal short film, and finally evolved into the VR experience — a unique domino effect of creative collaboration across artistic disciplines.
The new VR release will be available for Vive headsets on Steam, for the Rift on the Oculus Store, and for Gear VR on the Samsung VR Platform.
Kite & Lighten has also released an interview video with creative director Cory Strassburger on the creative process and inspirations for the Senza Peso VR experience:
About Kite & Lightning
Kite & Lightning is a cinematic virtual reality studio melding story, social and gaming into emotionally transformative experiences.
Founded by film industry veterans in 2013 as one of the first VR studios, Kite & Lightning quickly established itself as a leader in the new medium, receiving critical acclaim at festivals such as the Cannes Lions and the Toronto International Film Festival.
Past projects include a VR experience for NBC’s “The Voice” featuring Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, & Gwen Stefani; and Lionsgate’s first VR narrative “Insurgent: Shatter Reality”, a hybrid live action and CG experience starring Kate Winslet, Mekhi Phifer and Miles Teller.
In August of 2016 K&L closed a $2.5m seed round from leading Venture Capital investors in the VR space — led by Raine Ventures, and including Courtside Ventures, Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund, Greycroft Partners, Social Capital, Outpost Capital, Boost VC, & Jason Rosenthal, CEO of Lytro.