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MansLaughter

An Experiment in Theatrical VR

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Four people in tangled relationships learn a man who's won a $265 Million Mega Lotto is waiting to turn in the ticket. Delay is not his friend, nor are the other four as his caution gives them time for deception, double-cross and murder in order to claim the ticket for themselves. But who will end up with the money? Pay attention all around you to find out.

In this revolutionary, original, experimental film, you'll have a never-seen-before experience. MansLaughter is the world's first live-action VR feature film (according to the AMPAS and BAFTA definitions of that term.)

After putting on a Samsung GearVR (virtual reality headgear), you'll find yourself in a virtual world, amid a web of lies and murder. Here time is collapsed and four scenes (that would otherwise happen on different days in the real world) happen simultaneously all around you. Watch it several times to unravel who is setting up whom in order to steal the winning ticket. Samsung invented quadraphonic VR sound controls for MansLaughter.  See their reference to MansLaughter in their MilkVR Content Specs.

Three of the four simultaneously running scenes.

Three of the four simultaneously running scenes.

  • Live-Action.  Immersive. Original.
  • Completed
  • Distribution through Samsung's MilkVR
  • Released:  September 9, 2015
  • © Cinemersia, LLC

TENGRI

An Immersive Cinema Experience of Two Realities

In 1850, on the eastern front ranges of the Rocky Mountains, Arapaho Chief Two Mountains lifts prayers to the Sky Spirit for both the day's coming hunt, and to recover his wife, two outcomes that cannot both happen. As his people are starving, his small hunting party must find the buffalo trail.  And yet his wife, Singing Wind, was taken by a Pawnee raiding party over two moons prior and remains lost. Every ride out, every hunt, is a chance for him to search new ground, to seek any sign of her. Today he feels she is near.

In this first-of-its-kind, virtual reality feature film, you will be immersed on the front range, and out on the prairie, with the Arapaho people, as well as a contrasting nomadic reality on the Mongolian Steppe. In a powerfully unique story interweaves the story of a young Chinese man who has been taken in by the tribe. He is considered powerful as he is not only a good horseman, but has a trained golden eagle which he has named Tengri.

Come soar over, in, and around this proud tribe in this tense adventure. You decide which of the two alternate realities will happen: the hunting path, where they won't find Singing Wind, but do find the buffalo trail; and the war path, where they attempt to rescue Singing Wind but miss the buffalo.  Each holds dire consequences for them all.

Filmed in stunning HD4K - 360˚ spherical, this live-action feature film will take you where no other has been (yet): back 165 years, out on the prairie among this proud Native American tribe, and around the world to the other nomadic horsemen, the people of the Mongolian Steppe.

  • Live-Action.  Immersive.  Plot-Interactive.  Original.
  • In Pre-Production
  • Anticipated Release:  Early 2017
  • © Cinemersia, LLC - WGA No. 1783393

Click to see:   TENGRI Overview:  Story, VR Camera Technology and Potential Partners


INNERDRONE

Inside the Warrior Inside

 

Master Sgt. Marina McKinley was just doing her job.  As a U.S. Army Special Forces Drone Ranger, she came to work each day in fatigues, ready to do battle, ready to assault an ISIS target, ready to save the day, ready to kill if necessary, whenever and wherever she was required to go...in Tampa, Florida.  Then she would drive home each night, half-baked, to her children and her crumbling marriage.  But when she was on base, in that contact room, Marina was a force to be reckoned with...thousands of miles away.  There, inside her assigned DX, her battle drone self, she was invincible. Or so she thought. So we all thought. Until that Tuesday at 1:16 in the morning...on that goddamned, windswept mountain in Syria.

In this gripping, first-in-the-world, crossover/VR series, experience humanity and machine in a combination of traditional filmmaking and virtual reality cinema.

Once you go inside, you'll never come back the same.

  • Live-Action.  Immersive.  Hybrid Mediums.  Original.
  • In Pre-Production
  • Anticipated Release:  Early 2017
  • © Cinemersia, LLC - WGA Nos. 1779308 and 1783395

Click to see INNERDRONE Show Bible.


BLUE HIGHWAY

A Journey of Grace Begins Here

“With Blue Highway, David has created a hauntingly beautiful story dealing with some of the most compelling, yet unknowable questions we all face. And his cinematic vision for the film feels right out of a Terrence Malick fever dream.”
  -- Richard Middleton, award winning producer, The Artist, Hitchcock

After two strangers pass each other on a lonely highway, they're each pulled over and taken to an isolated police station where they're interrogated about a murder that maybe one or both of them committed. This immersive, surreal journey into the realms of forgiveness, despair, guilt and love is an experience that will take hold of you...and never let go.

BLUE HIGHWAY will be the first full-length, live-action, dramatic movie made for experiencing inside virtual reality. Written and will be directed by VR pioneer David Marlett, it is produced by Richard Middleton (The ArtistHitchcock) and Marlett. This intimate, powerful story was developed last year by Middleton and Marlett as both a traditional film script and a Broadway stage play. (See press clippings.)  Due to the new cinematic opportunities made possible by the Oculus Rift, they realized BLUE HIGHWAY was perfect material to be the first full-length feature film to be experienced as Immersive Cinema, where the audience will feel as though they are 'in the room' with the actors. Click here for an introduction to the visual design of BLUE HIGHWAY.

  • Live-Action.  Immersive.  Original.
  • In Development
  • Anticipated Release:  2018
  • © Cinemersia, LLC