Rain or Shine

20 min
1 episode
It's a perfect summer day in London; the sun is shining, the birds are singing, there's a spring in everybody's step, and Ella is determined to wear her new sunglasses. What could possibly go wrong?

Rain or Shine is Nexus' interactive 360° mobile VR short film made for Google Spotlight Stories. Directed by Felix Massie, Rain or Shine follows Ella, a charismatic young girl who loves being outside in the sunshine, but whenever she puts her sunglasses on all loveliness disappears - her very own raincloud appears above her head and showers her with unwanted rain. The story warmly illustrates Ella’s frustration in wanting to enjoy her day in the sunshine, and follows her amusing but futile attempts to dodge the rain.

Rain or Shine is the most recent release in an acclaimed series of award-winning shorts from Google Spotlight Stories. Other Spotlight collaborators include Oscar-winning director Patrick Osborne (Pearl, Feast), Disney legend Glen Keane (Duet, Aladdin, Lion King) and Jan Pinkava (Windy Day, Ratatouille). Rain or Shine is available now on the Google Spotlight Stories app , YouTube Kids and also on YouTube . Rain or Shine achieves a new level of interactivity in Google Spotlight Stories and is regarded as their most interactive short yet. Through 'gaze based interaction' the viewer is able to subtly alter how the narrative unfolds according to how they choose to view it. Sound design and music is integral to the film's narrative. Being non-dialogue, the rain, the city and its inhabitants are all communicated through a bespoke interactive musical score, created by long-time Nexus collaborators Brains and Hunch.

General informations

Director :
Felix Massie

Type :
Virtual Reality - 360 Video

Production companies :
Google Spotlight Stories, Nexus Studios

Festivals

2019
2018
2017