12:04pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
BAFTA Virtual Reality Advisory Group Unveils Summer Showcase
BAFTA’s virtual reality advisory group has unveiled its inaugural VR Summer Showcase, which includes projects from Jon Favreau and Doug Liman.
In all, the showcase features a range of 35 experiences including narratives and games.
The showcase includes fantasy Gnomes and Goblins, from Jon Favreau and VR firm Wevr, which combines elements of games and filmmaking; and the scripted supernatural drama series Invisible, from Liman's 30 Ninjas, Conde Nast Entertainment, Jaunt and Samsung.
Interactive narrative experiences include Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine, from ILM XLab; and The Martian VR Experience, from Twentieth Century Fox, Ridley Scott's RSA Films and The Virtual Reality Company. The selections also include Patrick Osborne’s Oscar-nominated musical short Pearl, from Google Spotlight Stories.
The full list of selections, and their availability for download, can be found here. The VR advisory group is exploring additional opportunities to give BAFTA members access to the content.
The VR advisory group was formed late last year to explore the impact that VR may have on film, TV, gaming and BAFTA activities.