Two Bit Circus Premieres VR Cinema at Sundance Film Festival
Two Bit Circus, an experiential entertainment company, premieres a VR Cinema at the 2018 edition of New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival, January 18-28 in Park City, Utah. The VR Cinema will feature the official New Frontier Mobile VR lineup.
“Keri Putnam, Shari Frilot, and the Sundance Institute are best-in-class storytellers and curators, shaping the stories of tomorrow. Our shared passions when combined, help to provide new venues and avenues for exploring unique narratives.”
Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer and Chief Curator, New Frontier, said, “We are thrilled to be working together again with Two Bit Circus to expand cinema culture by featuring the New Frontier mobile VR lineup in their VR Cinema in Park City. They are not only making possible an exponential increase in points of access for our audiences into this important work, their VR Cinema will also bring warmth and meaning through enabling a collective experience of these outstanding immersive stories.”
The state-of-the-art Two Bit Circus VR Cinema will allow Festival attendees to immerse themselves in an international selection of original VR narratives through a forty-person simultaneously triggered virtual reality screening experience. Featured works in the lineup include will.i.am’s brainchild, Masters of the Sun, the world premiere of the full season of Ed Robles’ Dispatch, and Yung Jake’s groundbreaking interactive VR, On My Way, and Isle of Dogs Behind the Scenes (in Virtual Reality), Felix & Paul’s collaboration with The Isle of Dogs Production Team.
New Frontier is known for identifying the most relevant and impactful modes of tech-enabled narrative, and Two Bit Circus is known for providing cutting-edge immersive experiences. Together, New Frontier and Two Bit Circus will deliver new compelling narratives in innovative and engaging ways, levering both story and technology.
Nancy Bennett, Chief Creative Officer, Two Bit Circus, said, “The spirit of these organizations resonate; both seek to engage audiences in immersive, imaginative storytelling that is enabled by new technologies. Together, Two Bit Circus and New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival are building a foundation for the next generation of storytellers, who will use different mediums and technologies to tell some of the most important stories of our time. We can’t wait for this chapter of storytelling and where it might lead us.”
Brent Bushnell, CEO, Two Bit Circus, said, “Keri Putnam, Shari Frilot, and the Sundance Institute are best-in-class storytellers and curators, shaping the stories of tomorrow. Our shared passions when combined, help to provide new venues and avenues for exploring unique narratives.”
About Two Bit Circus
Two Bit Circus is an experiential entertainment company building a network of micro-amusement parks. These 35k-50k square foot entertainment complexes are a new platform to showcase the future of fun and bring people together through VR, escape rooms, re-imagined arcade games, immersive theater, and other new forms of entertainment. The venues are a launchpad for new technologies and branded content and serve as an anchor tenant to drive customers and traffic to urban centers and malls. Two Bit Circus has a long history of working with brands to help tell their story through public attractions and spectacle. Some highlights include VR action sports content for the NFL, NBA, and Indy; major entertainment activations at the Olympics, the Super Bowl, and All Star Games; and even a cloud that rains tequila. The first micro-amusement park opens in Downtown LA in 2018.