Virtual Reality film
Ashes to Ashes is a short tragicomedy in VR about a dysfunctional family handling the dying wish of the pater familias. The surreal situation unfolds on the deceased grandfather’s house boat. The family discusses what to do with ‘Grampa Git’s ashes. Seen from the urn, the film gives a unique point of view on a set of family relationships that are ready to blow. But what's real and what is fiction?
VR is a special mix of theatre and film. As a storytelling medium it is in its infancy, and as we have experienced, creating good VR is more than a handful. That is why we chose to have this film made by different directors from different disciplines: theatre, film and VR. This way, we explore different visual ways of telling a linear dramatic story. Each director will make their own choices on how to bring the story to life. This unique collaboration allows us to take a step forward in the development of cinematic VR.
Production Company: Submarine Channel
Screenplay: Anne Barnhoorn
Directors: Ingejan Ligthart Schenk (Theatre), Steye Hallema (VR) and Jamille van Wijngaarden (Film)