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New Canvas & Gestalt Publishing present

Lustration - Season 1

Following a critically acclaimed pilot prototype released in Dec 2020, New Canvas has produced on the Lustration Season 1. Adapted from a comic book of the same name, Lustration is a 4 part multi-strand animated series following a group of characters whose stories are mysteriously intertwined both in the real world and afterlife. Part fantasy, part detective noir, Lustration breaks new ground in narrative VR mixing linear story with audience agency inspired by immersive theater.

Lustration has its own microsite and socials on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter plus a token community site at

Technology: Quill / Spatial Audio

Hardware: Meta Quest 1 & 2

Duration: 32 mins (4 x 8 mins)

Release: March – May 2022


Lustration Season 1 Trailer

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Cast and crew

Cast: Kevin Conroy, Shakira Clanton, Kelton Pell, Tamlyn Tomita, Dante Basco, Hunter Page-Lochard, Grey Griffin, Nicholas Hope & Chris Coucouvinis

Creator, Writer and Director: Ryan Griffen | Producers: Carolina Sorensen, Taryne Laffar | Executive Producers: Nathan Anderson, Ryan Griffen, Wolfgang Bylsma, Kevin Conroy | Lead Artist: Zoe Roellin | Environment Artist: Lea Peirano


Festivals and Awards

Media and Press

“Frankly, what Ryan Griffen (director) and the fantastic team of artists and producers have done with this piece is just… brilliant”

~ Agnese Pietrobon

“Lustration: Meta’s new VR film is a hand-drawn visual force”

~ Tomislav Bezmalinovic