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Starbreeze to premiere VR film Cockatoo Spritz at Cannes

Starbreeze to premiere VR film Cockatoo Spritz at Cannes

Starbreeze AB, an independent creator based in Sweden, has announced its first internally produced cinematic Virtual Reality (VR) experience, Cockatoo Spritz, directed by Stephane Barbato. The VR film will premiere at Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 11-22.

Starbreeze’s first VR-project was produced to explore the interactive game space in the Overkill’s the Walking Dead VR-experience, which premiered at E3 2015 where the company also launched its 210-degree field of view StarVR head mounted display.

Cockatoo Spritz dives into the film world and presents the new medium from a cinematic perspective.

“We felt the need to creatively push the movie industry into the VR space to fully realize the potential in the new medium, and at the same time showcase the strength of StarVR’s 210 field of view,” said Michael Hjorth, Starbreeze’s chairman, who executive produced the experience together with Emmanuel Marquez, CTO at Starbreeze.

“We early decided to shoot in France. There is an amazing strong technical and creative environment here, so it really made sense to base the production here,” Hjorth added. “In discussions with Stephane Barbato, the director, we decided to get inspiration from the early French pioneers, like the Lumiere brothers, and the movies of Lubistch and Billy Wilder.”

Starting on Wednesday May 11, Starbreeze will showcase the new VR-experience Cockatoo Spritz and Overkill’s The Walking Dead VR-Experience at the Majestic Hotel in Cannes.



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