New Wave

New Wave’ is a VR expe­ri­ence that fol­lows a couple’s roman­tic trip to the beach that gets inter­rupt­ed by their twis­ted and hid­den inner fan­ta­sies. Using head-track­ing tech­no­lo­gy, the VR user choo­ses who to lis­ten to.

Twin­ning the voice­over and 3D sound design to draw your atten­ti­on with POV cine­ma­to­gra­phy, the expe­ri­ence simu­la­tes the sen­se of occu­py­ing someone else’s consciousness.

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Samir Mall­al & Aron Hjartarson

USA 2015, 2’, 360° Spiel­film, Eng­lisch ohne UT

Pro­duk­ti­on: Spo­ke, Here Be Dragons
Kame­ra: Aron Hjartarson
Buch: Samir Mallal
Schnitt: Samir Mallal
Musik: Atli Örvarsson
Ton: Amos Hertzman


Samir Mall­al’s inte­rest in VR is to explo­re how pre­sence and nar­ra­ti­ve inter­sect to crea­te new sto­rytel­ling expe­ri­en­ces. His short, New Wave, is the first VR film to use inter­ac­ti­ve voiceover.

Samir’s work has won a Can­nes Gold Lion, a Gold Clio, a Web­by, a D&AD and been nomi­na­ted for the Grand Jury Pri­ze at Sun­dance. His docu­men­ta­ry films have exhi­bi­ted at major fes­ti­vals and insti­tu­ti­ons around the world.