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
Co-production with Virtual Guest
Executive Producer & VR Specialist (Brandon D’Silva)
360 VR Video Capture
Spatial Sound Mixing & Mastering
360° Video Stitching
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).
Forthcoming event at Sugar Mountain Festival 2018, Melbourne.