Venice, Italy: Story development for virtual Reality for Venice Biennale. Jan 2018

Client: Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality.

Client goal: Seventh time (201320152016, 2017 & 2017 (vr)) working with participants of a Biennale lab, this time helping them structure their stories within the context of Virtual Reality. In the words of their website "La Biennale launched the Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality, with the intent of selecting 9 teams composed of a director and a producer, who will work on the development of Virtual Reality projects lasting between 10 and 20 minutes, supporting them along the way through every aspect of the creative process, the production and the process of building an audience, identifying target markets and finding funding. 


The projects selected for this edition (director/producer) are:

Story developer: Naomi Roth |  Visual Advisor: Tupac Martir | Creative Technologist: Christian Moeller

Pierre Gagnaire - Destiny (France) || dir: Andrés Jarach ;  producer attached: Arnaud Colinart. 
note: the producer participating in the workshop is Pierre Zandrowicz instead of Mr. Colinart
Deep Clot (Brasile/ China) | dir: Mauricio Osaki ;  prod: Aihui Dong

4 Feet (Argentina) | dir: Damian Turkieh, Maria Belen Poncio, Gonzalo  Sierra ;  prod: Ezequiel Lenardon
note: the only co-director participating in the workshop is Maria Belen Poncio.

Psychopompos (Italy/ France) | dir: Giulia Olivieri;  prod: Fabrizio Polpettini

Story developer: Gino Ventriglia |  Visual Advisor: Amaury La Burthe | Creative Technologist: Carl Guyenette

In the cave (Italy) dir: Ivan Gergolet | prod: Antonio Giacomin
Note: participanting in the workshop also David Cej (producer with Giacomin)

Meet Mortaza (France) dir: Josephine Derobe | prod: Oriane Hurard

VRtigo (France) dir: Marc Guidoni | prod: Joanna Szybist

Lightspeed VR (Russia) dir: Anton Outkine | prod: Sergey Kornikhin

A City of Foxes (India) dir: Nihaarika Negi | prod: Ishita Gandhi

Of the 9 projects that will be developed during the workshop, 2 VR projects will receive a contribution towards production of € 30,000 each thanks to the support of Sony Corporation, and will subsequently be presented at the 75th Venice International Film Festival 2018."

Point of contact: Savina.Neirotti, Jane Williams & Michel Reilhac.

Paul Tyler