JAILBIRDS is a NARRATIVE EXPERIENCE designed to be both a 3 times 5 minutes ROOM-SCALE VR series and a S3D animation short film.
It’s an adaptation written and directed by Thomas Villepoux from the comics story PAULOT S’EVADE by Belgian Author Philippe FOERSTER . Published in 1988 in the french satiristic magazine FLUIDE GLACIAL.
JAILBIRDS is an expressionist experience where the immersion is done in a universe sometimes dreamlike and sometimes nightmarish. It is a bittersweet, ironic fantasy tale about the freedom of men, alternating between claustrophobic sequences within a prison and frenzied flights through beautiful landscapes.
The freedom of movement offered by the 6 degrees of freedom devices (Oculus, PSVR, HTC VIVE), takes on a special meaning with JAILBIRDS. It becomes a new tool of narration, a possibility to intentionally frustrate the spectator, to build envy and offer additional symbolism in which the spectator is involved.
- Director :
- Thomas Villepoux
- Type :
- Virtual Reality - Interactive
- Financial partners :
- CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée), Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Pôle Image Magelis, Wallimage Creative, Département de la Charente
- Partner companies :
- Reverse Engineering Studio