The Choice

25 min
1 episode
In this planned series of interactive VR experiences, women talk about their choice to have an abortion. The woman sitting opposite you in this first episode shown at IDFA DocLab is Kristen from Texas. As you talk to her about her experience, the initially empty space around you gradually fills with animated line drawings that reinforce the story which is already so poignant.

THE CHOICE blends techniques from traditional documentary storytelling, personal conversation, and animation, using virtual reality and interactivity to redefine not only how we tell the stories, but how the audience experiences them and connects with the subject on a deep, emotional level.

General informations

Director :
Joanne Popińska
Producer :
Joanne Popińska

Production companies :
Infinite Frame Media

Crew & cast

Illustrator :
Zoe Roellin
Sound designer :
Michael J. Brinkman
Dialogue editor :
Ryan Cota
Composer :
Janal Bechthold
Cinematographer :
Tom C. Hall
Associate Producer :
Ada Vaughan , Sönke Kirchhof
Unity Developer :
Hannah Estes
Lead software engineer :
Becca Little

Awards

2022

Festivals

2022
2021
2020
2019