New immersive film will bring viewers closer to the Gospel of John like never before.
Vive Studios have announced their first virtual reality (VR) feature film, in partnership with Panogramma and Film Production Consultants, entitled 7 Miracles. The title will be one of the first feature-length cinematic VR experiences and is set to premiere at the 26th Raindance Film Festival, Europe’s leading independent Film Festival on October 3rd, 2018.
7 Miracles recreate the seven miracles performed by Jesus Christ based on the Gospel of John in VR. The seven-part 360-degree experience will immerse and connected the audience like never before to the stories that are known to many. The film is being created by leveraging the latest in capture technology such a photogrammetry and volumetric video capture to produce images in stunning 8K with additional scenes created in 3D.
“We are thrilled to push the boundaries of story-telling in VR with 7 Miracles,” Said Joel Breton, GM of Vive Studios. “Our amazing film production team has worked tirelessly to pioneer the technology for cinematic virtual reality and to bring the viewers back in time to experience the miracles of Jesus for themselves.”
Shot in Rome and in Matera, the film has been directed by Rodrigo Cerqueira (Jesus VR: The Story of Christ) and co-directed by Marco Spagnoli (Hollywood Invasion, Hollywood on Tiber, Walt Disney and Italy – A Love Story). The VR film was produced by Enzo Sisti (Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Passion of the Christ) and Vive Studios’ Joel Breton (Pirates of the Caribbean, Unreal, Anno 1602, Terrarria) and Rodrigo Cerqueira.
“Working on this project has been a wonderful experience for me and my team. This new cinematic VR technology has given my team and me a chance to create and tell more personal and intimate stories,” Said Enzo Sisti, Executive Producer. “I’m very proud of our work.”
Vive Studios’ 7 Miracles will premiere at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival, which is the largest independent film festival in the UK. The 26th Raindance will take place between September 26th, 2018 and October 7th, 2018 in central London.