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2016 Sundance Film Festival Lines Up New Virtual Reality ExperiencesVirtual reality is poised to become an even bigger part of the world’s most respected independent film festival than originally anticipated.

Wevr, a virtual reality studio and distributor, announced Thursday that four of its “immersive experiences” have been tapped for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier program.

According to a statement emailed to VRJournal, the content headed to next month’s film festival includes:

  • “theBlu: Encounter” – a close look at ocean species while standing on a sunken ship
  • “Irrational Exuberance” – an odyssey in deep space
  • “Waves” – a musical adventure through alternate realities with Reggie Watts
  • “Hard World for Small Things” – the story of a community disrupted by two plainclothes police officers

“Each of these four projects exemplifies the high quality production and collaboration Wevr’s studio looks for when partnering with independent filmmakers for the next truly brave virtual reality experience,” says Anthony Batt, Wevr’s EVP. “From the witty, intergalactic voyage with Reggie Watts, to the surprisingly empathetic theBlu: Encounter, we’re proving that virtual reality can be a transformative medium for any genre.”

To learn more, check out Wevr here.


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