Magazine article Screen International

O2 Filmes' Ricardo Laganaro Moves to New Tech Firm Arvore (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

O2 Filmes' Ricardo Laganaro Moves to New Tech Firm Arvore (Exclusive)

Article excerpt

VR pioneer had worked with Fernando Meirelles’ company since 2009.

One of the pioneers in Virtual Reality (VR) projects in Brazil, filmmaker Ricardo Laganaro, is leaving Fernando Meirelles’ O2 Filmes to dedicate himself exclusively to immersive narratives.

Best known for the VR documentary Step To The Line, shown at Sundance and Tribeca this year, Laganaro has just become a partner at Arvore, a production company based in São Paulo focused on new technology.

Among Laganaro’s new projects is a sci-fi immersive experience, in the same format as Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Carne y Arena, which premiered at Cannes this year. Called The Pale Gray Dot, this experience will transport the viewer to a space station orbiting the Earth, turning them into an astronaut.

After witnessing a catastrophe on the planet, they will become the last living human. While they see the Earth deteriorating, they will have to face some dilemmas while sharing the spaceship with an artificial intelligence unit.

“The idea is to register this work at international film festivals, as the demand for VR is growing,’’ says Laganaro, who is writing the script and working on the preproduction of the project. “Thank God we are breaking the prejudice. The fact that the immersive experience is interactive does not mean that it is not about cinema,’’ he adds. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.