First Virtual Reality Feature Film to Premiere at South by Southwest
11 Feb, 2016, 08:00 ET
BALTIMORE, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Career Opportunities in Organized Crime, the first ever feature-length film shot with 360-degree virtual reality cameras, is set to premiere at the VR/AR Experience Expo at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The film will be presented from March 16th – March 18th.
The film, by first-time filmmaker Alex Oshmyansky and Akibimi Productions, LLC, is a "mocku-mentary" that follows the filming of a recruitment video for the Russian mafia.
According to Oshmyansky, "The film is a an experiment to see what kind of experience a feature-length virtual reality film would be. I'm obviously biased, but I think it turned out great. The film is a whole new kind of cinematic experience that hasn't existed before. We are thrilled to be able to present it at the South by Southwest VR/AR Experience Expo."
The film is set to be released to the general public this spring as an app available for download through smartphones, Samsung Gear VR, and the Oculus Rift VR Headset. Total run time is 82 mintues.
To schedule a time-slot to view the film at the festival, registration is available at www.mafiacareers.com. The website also contains a behind-the-scenes, in-progress cut of the first scene of the movie. Film developments can also be followed on Facebook at www.mafiacareersfacebook.com.
SOURCE Akibimi Productions
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