The experts behind the Dutch VR Days have curated a program for Go Short of nine films that range from documentary to stop motion and from thrillers to comedies. All films can be experienced on the newest Samsung Gear VR’s, that transform your Samsung phone in a Virtual Reality experience.
Spectatorship, Trust, Responsibility. Long John Silver is not interested in those. All he cares about is his missing eye and an old golden treasure. I, on the other hand, am concerned. I start understanding why Captain Flint insisted on signing a contract before departure. We left the port ahead of schedule and the ship will have to be finished on the way. We are reaching open waters very soon. The question is who is going to be the captain and who the master of this journey. Spectator’s ship follows the story of an actor called Jacque during his preparations for a film role. He meets with colleagues and friends and discusses with them his current project. We follow his interactions and witness his imagination. From realistic 360 environments, we dive into abstract water landscapes and surreal moments. During the collective work on the film set, where the recording will happen, spectators become part of the process of making. In this story, we are spectators who act more than usual and who know more than usual. Momchil Alexiev / documentary / The Netherlands / 13’
Vrse.works presents “Clouds Over Sidra”, a virtual reality film for the United Nations in partnership with Samsung. The film was commissioned as part of the UN’s advocacy at the World Economic Forum in Davos to state and business leaders and offers a unique perspective into the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people. Chris Milk, Gabor Arora / documentary / United States / 8’
3 women and 4 men, all naked, appear out of nowhere in the white, sunny space of a bright room outside of time. They meet, touch, share their energy, and are transformed spiritually; they let themselves become one with the world. Producer: Melange - Distributor: Outplay Michel Reilhac, Carl Guynette / art film / France / 12’
An immersive journey through an insane asylum in which the audience, bound to a wheelchair, undergoes a sensory-shocking horror experience. Guy Shelmerdine / fiction / United States / 7’
Come along on a Virtual Reality Travel Experience with Passport to Adventure hosted by Amanda Lund! Wow! Andrew DeYoung / fiction / United States / 4’
Project Orpheus is a new Dutch television drama inspired by “Flatliners” (1990) that follows 5 medical students that experiment with after death experiences. In the television series each of the main characters have their own unique flat-line experience, where their heart is brought to a halt and they crossover to the other side. Peter McLaughlin / fiction / The Netherlands / 5'