Virtual Stories

Power to the Pixel, in partnership with the 59th BFI London Film Festival, presents

Virtual Stories (10-18 Oct)

BFI IMAX, 1st Floor, 1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, London SE1 8XR
Power to the Pixel and BFI London Film Festival invite you to experience the latest in virtual reality and immersive storytelling at this free exhibition at BFI IMAX.

Exhibiting 16 projects from some of the world’s greatest VR creators, audience members will experience an immersive journey into the world of VR stories, spanning fiction, documentary, animation and art.

The exhibition will run at BFI IMAX from Saturday 10 October until Sunday 18 October and is open at the following times.
Monday – Friday: 13.00 – 21.00
Saturday – Sunday: 11.00 – 19.00

The exhibition will feature Gear VR powered by GALAXY S6.

The exhibition is supported by Samsung, The Third Floor, Virtually Mine and The Arts Council

BFI London Film Festival
The Third Floor
Virtually Mine
Arts Council England
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The Assembly | nDreams Ltd.

Producer: nDreams Ltd. The Assembly, a mysterious organisation hidden from the world, has been experimenting outside the constraints of government scrutiny and society’s morals. But what secrets is it hiding? What will it sacrifice in the name of progress? As a chain of events threatens to expose The Assembly,...

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Catatonic |

Director: Created by Guy Shelmerdine Lead Producer: Patrick Milling Smith, Chris Milk & Brian Carmody An immersive journey through an insane asylum in which the audience, bound to a wheelchair, undergoes a sensory-shocking horror experience.

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Circus | Surround Vision

Director: Richard Nockles Producer: Richard Stegmann Commissioned by the Roundhouse, Surround Vision presents a 360° circus extravaganza and invites you take your place in the centre of the stage to watch 4 death defying circus acts perform at the same time in the Roundhouse main space. Surround Vision’s director Richard Nockles...

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Clouds over Sidra |

Co-Created: Chris Milk & Gabo Arora Lead Producer: Samantha Storr, Patrick Milling Smith & Joe Chen The first in a series of films with the UN offering a unique perspective into the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people. Clouds Over Sidra follows a twelve year old in the...

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Evolution of Verse |

Created by Chris Milk Lead Producer: Megan Ellison, Samantha Storr, Janelle Croshaw and Patrick Milling Smith A photo-realistic CGI-rendered 3D Virtual Reality film that takes the viewer on a journey from one beginning to a new beginning. Find out more about VR storytelling at The Conference (13 Oct) and...

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fabulous | National Theatre

Creative Director: Lysander Ashton, 59 Productions Lead Producer: Toby Coffey, National Theatre Techical Director & Creative Lead: Ollie Lindsey, Play Nicely Music Consultant: David Shrubsole Music Supervisor: Tom Deering Orchestrations: Damon Albarn Vocal arrangements and Additional orchestrations: Tom Deering and David Shrubsole Fall down the rabbit hole and experience the...

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First Life: a Virtual Reality Experience | Alchemy VR

Director: Matt Baker-Jones Lead Producer: Phil Harper & James Prosser David Attenborough’s First Life reveals the dawn of life on Earth from 540 million years ago. Based on the latest research, long-extinct animals such as the whimsically-built Opabinia, the fearsome-looking Anomalocaris and the spiny, worm-like Hallucigenia will be brought...

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Inside the Box of Kurios | Felix & Paul Studios

Directors: Michel Laprise, Félix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphaël VR Recording & Post-Production: Felix & Paul Studios Sound: Headspace Studio A Co-Production: Felix & Paul Studios & Cirque Du Soleil Média   Step on stage and immerse yourself Inside the Box of Kurios Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil!...

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Jurassic World: Apatosaurus | Felix & Paul Studios

Creators & Directors: Félix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphaël Producers: Felix & Paul Studios and Universal Studios VR Cinematography & Post-Production: Felix & Paul Studios Visual Effects & Animation: Industrial Light & Magic (A Lucasfilm Ltd. Company) Sound Design: Skywalker Sound Sound Mix: Headspace Studio Line Producer: Sailor Productions The...

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Kiya | Emblematic Group

Director: Nonny de la Peña Lead Producer: Michael Licht Kiya is a five minute virtual reality piece telling the story of two sisters’ valiant yet unsuccessful efforts to try to rescue their third sister, Kiya, from a deadly attack by her ex-boyfriend.  Using two separate recorded calls to emergency workers, the...

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The Monument: London | Surround Vision

Director: Richard Nockles Producer: Erfan Saadati Rising high above the streets of London we shoot up and over the historic Monument at Pudding Lane, where the Great Fire started on 2 September 1666. The film shows the scale and beauty of Modern London and this VR experience is the...

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Nomads: Herders | Felix & Paul Studios

Directors: Félix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphaël Producer: Felix & Paul Studios Sound: Jean-Pascal Beaudoin / Apollo Studios Line Producer: Sailor Productions Line Producers (Mongolia): Jenya Boikov, Rob Mills, Gregg Mikolasek Nomads: Herders is a cinematic virtual reality observational journey that bears witness to the lives of nomadic yak herders...

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Project Stratosphere | DEEP Inc. & Freedom360

Director: Thomas Wallner, DEEP Inc. Producer: Irene Vandertop, DEEP Inc. 360 Videography: Joergen Geerds, Freedom 360 DEEP Inc. in collaboration with Freedom 360 worked with the Canadian Space Agency’s Stratospheric Balloon Programme to document the launch of one of the largest balloons ascending into near space. The balloon measured 300 meters...

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SIMON | VR Short Film | Surround Vision

Director: James Hedley Producer: Richard Nockles What’s it like to be Simon, a young man with Cerebral Palsy? You walk with a frame; you don’t have full control over your body; many find it difficult to understand you when you talk: “I don’t know how to speak to him”...

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Unknown Photographer | Turbulent & the National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

Producers: Claire Buffet (Turbulent), Louis-Richard Tremblay (NFB), Marc Beaudet (Turbulent) & Benoit Beauséjour (Turbulent) A documentary fiction in virtual reality, The Unknown Photographer is a surrealistic plunge into the fragmented and diffuse memories of World War One photographer Fletcher Wade. Spectators are immersed in a vivid museum composition that...

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Waves of Grace |

Co-created by Chris Milk & Gabo Arora Lead Producer: Samantha Storr & Patrick Milling Smith Liberia has endured the largest Ebola outbreak in history. As communities rebuild, one woman seeks healing through faith. This is the story of Decontee Davis, an Ebola survivor who uses her immunity to care...

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