Imago is a 9 minute Virtual Reality Short film, designed to explore serious storytelling in the VR Space. Viewers of Imago can look around a full 360 degrees, and experience 3D audio. Imago is the work of Project Hypnos, which brought together artists and technologists of different disciplines to explore and develop Virtual Reality filmmaking techniques for narrative purposes. The film is the culmination of several experimental demos created by the Hypnos team, and utilizes artistic and technical techniques developed by the team.
Sam is a former dancer, who now suffers from Locked In Syndrome – the inability to move or communicate, despite being aware of one’s surroundings. Sam’s mother insist that there is still life, while Julie, Sam’s sister, remains unsure. Viewers are taken on a journey through Sam’s mind and explores Sam’s relationships, fears and hopes all told through narrative, dance, and abstract imagery. Is there a way Sam can communicate with Julie, and reestablish their once strong bond?
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