One of the standout virtual reality (VR) experiences that came from the 2016 San-Diego Comic-Con was a short film based on the popular Mr.Robot TV series. The Mr.Robot VR Experience was originally shown as a worldwide simulcast via the Within app on Thursday, 21st July, 2016 as one of. Now for anyone that didn’t get a chance to see it, its now been freely released.
Written and directed by Sam Esmail and starring Emmy nominee Rami Malek, the Mr.Robot VR Experience is a 12-minute, fully-scripted piece created by Chris Milk and Patrick Milling-Smith’s VR production company Here Be Dragons, in partnership with Universal Cable Productions.
“Fans of MR. ROBOT want more than just to consume the series – they want to immerse themselves in it,” said Alexandra Shapiro, EVP of Marketing & Digital, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “This VR experience is meant to give our most passionate fans the opportunity to delve deeper into the characters and plot of the series in a way that is truly additive. It’s another way we are working to tell stories in alternative, bold new ways.”
Sam Storr, Executive Producer, Here Be Dragons, said; “The MR. ROBOT project was sort of uncharted waters for VR. It’s not just a beloved show; fans pour over every frame, finding meaning and intent everywhere they look. For us and for Sam, the VR experience had to blow minds with the same intensity and verve. Sam came through with an amazing angle of approach, and the team at NBCU went the extra mile in order to let the creative flourish. We think the film is amazing, and a huge flag planted in unexplored narrative territory.”
The experience will be rolled out across multiple VR apps and platforms, including the Facebook 360, YouTube 360, New York Times VR and the Within app on Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift.
For all the latest VR news keep reading VRFocus.