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.
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