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VR Noir

VR Noir: A Day Before The Night is an interactive crime thriller where audiences are invited to play the role of Veronica Coltrane, a burnt out private detective with mounting debts and a dark past.

Throughout the investigation, audiences are caught up in a high stakes drama, compelled to engage with local characters and virtual environments, forced to make difficult choices, solve puzzles and use their powers of observation to propel the story line forward.

Technology: Live Action 360 / Pre-rendered CG / Composited Shots

Hardware: Gear VR / Go / Cardboard for Android / Cardboard for iOS

Duration: 15 mins

Release: Jul 2016

VR Noir Launch Trailer

VR Noir – Behind The Scenes

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Cast and crew

Cast: Anita Hegh, Felix Williamson, Suzi Dougherty, Markus Hamilton, Alice Keohavong, Albert Goldingay, Nicholas Hope, Meredith Penman

Producers: Nathan Anderson, Derek Proud, Martin Thorne | Executive Producers: Nathan Anderson, Martin Taylor, Martin Brown | Performance Director: Robert Klenner | Writer & Co-creator: Mike Jones  | CG Supervisor: Dylan Neill | VFX Supervisors: Phil Stuart-Jones, Andreas Martin | Cinematographer: Kim Batterham | Production Designers: Igor Nay,  Sarah Stollman  | Technical Director: Jaeger Battersby


Festivals / Awards

Media and Press

VR Noir Is A Great Example Of How Virtual Reality Will Change Television” ~ Joe Durbin Upload VR

10 Cool Virtual Reality Apps for Your iPhone” 
~ Lance Whitney PC Mag