VIA Planet Earth: 'Via Alice'

22 minute Cinematic VR Film & Event Activation

2017

Background

VIA ALICE is an immersive virtual reality film that invites audiences to experience the strength and diversity of contemporary Indigenous Australian knowledges, cultures, and identities.

Collaborating with Pete Keen, multidisciplinary artist, creative director and founder of Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain festival; and Daniel Stricker (Midnight Juggernauts), VIA ALICE follows American rapper and producer Khalif Diouf (Le1f) and indigenous Australian dancer and choreographer Waangenga Blanco on an immersive journey from New York City into the vast Australian outback.

Shot in Cairns, Darwin, Alice Springs and Sydney, Australia, the film features Cutting-edge 3D 360° sound and vision, and is one of the longest Cinematic VR productions to date.


Creative Director + Producer: Pete Keen
Music Director + Producer: Dan Stricker
Executive Producer: Brandon D’Silva (Virtual Guest)

Event Partners: Red Bull, Samsung Australia.

Starring: Waangenga Blanco (Bangarra Dance Theatre) & Khalif Diouf (New York)

Soundtrack Composed & Produced by: Daniel Stricker & John Carroll Kirby (Solange, Sebastian Tellier).

CGI: Unsigned Studio


OUR CONTRIBUTION

Co-production with Virtual Guest

Executive Producer & VR Specialist (Brandon D’Silva)

360 VR Video Capture

Aerial/UAV Cinematography

Spatial Sound Mixing & Mastering

360° Video Stitching

Compositing

Result

Premiered at Red Bull Music Academy Weekender Sydney on August 31st-September 3rd 2017 @ Carriageworks, NSW

as standalone free VR experiences & ticketed sessions including a live sound + dance performance involving the film’s collaborating stars, and those featured on the soundtrack.

 ★★★★

“..Surreal and intimately real..”

“The description “journey” is used too often for books and performing events. But sometimes it is exactly the right word – as in the case of Via Alice.”

– Jill Sykes (Read the review here).

VIA Alice RBMA Premiere

Forthcoming event at Sugar Mountain Festival 2018, Melbourne.

Sugar Mountain 2018 - Via Alice
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