Happy Finish.


360 VR experience and art installation

WHIST blends 360 VR and physical theatre

We helped dance company AΦE create WHIST, a boundary-breaking mix of VR, dance and theatre which has been supported by funding from the Arts Council England.

Happy Finish produced this innovative 360 Virtual Reality film installation for AΦE, pushing the medium’s storytelling capabilities by merging live performance with the digital experience and the reality of the viewer.

WHIST is an endeavour to unlock the potential of a new medium. The final medium. The 360 medium where virtual and augmented worlds are built. Worlds where soon, the possibility for experience will only be limited by the imagination of the creator. To create in this field requires an entirely new approach, and in AΦE we’ve found minds that are willing to forget everything they know and begin a joint process of discovery. WHIST is the culmination of everything discovered that has worked, and it promises to give the first real glimpse into the paradigm shift that lies just ahead. WHIST takes you into a world made up of pockets of fiction, inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud and Shuji Tereyama.

Having shown demos of the experience at the V&A Museum and at the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, WHIST will have its full premiere at the Colyer-Fergusson Hall at The Gulbenkian, Canterbury, 12 – 13 April 2017.

Whist is currently touring in Sydney, Austraila – buy tickets here!


Artistic Directors: Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura (AΦE)
Technology Partner: Happy Finish
360 DOP & Technical Director: James Brown
Video Editor: Jamie Mossahebi
Post Producer: Rain Osgood
Post Production: Happy Finish, Rafael Lino
Colourist: Ned Al-Astrabadi
VFX Supervisor: Davide Preite
Executive Producer: Daniel Cheetham
Developer: Diego Bonilla
Assistant Developer: Sebastian Kedra
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
Production Designer: James Shaw
3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Dramaturg: Amanda Fromell
Performers: Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Producer: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Management Mentor: Ian Ross

Happy Finish.