Oculus Film Short “Henry” Wins an Emmy!

Oculus Blog
Posted by Oculus VR
September 8, 2016

We’re thrilled to announce that Henry, the charming VR film from Oculus Story Studio, has won an Emmy® for Outstanding Original Interactive Program! This award recognizes creative achievement in interactive media and comes from the juried Emmy categories, where winning entries must earn unanimous approval from a panel of Interactive Media Peer Group professionals. Henry is the first VR original narrative movie to ever win an Emmy. This is an incredibly exciting time, not just for our team, but for all VR storytellers paving the way.

“When we set out to make Henry, it was a step into the unknown world of making an emotional VR movie. While we didn’t know what the outcome was going to be, we were excited about the possibilities. We never anticipated that one of our first projects would be given such a distinction and this recognition is not only a testament to our team’s creative and technical achievements, but also a validation for the VR storytelling community as a whole. While Henry is just one step in the long journey ahead, we hope this moment inspires storytellers to bring their ideas to this new medium and help shape the future of VR storytelling.” - Ramiro Lopez Dau, director of Henry

It’s been a year of exploration for VR storytelling, and filmmakers have pushed the limits of what’s graphically and narratively possible, while sharing everything they've learned with the international community. Our team has been hard at work on our next project, Dear Angelica, and we can’t wait to share more with you later this year.

We’ve seen VR bring stories to life in ways that were only a dream a year ago. This award should stand as a reminder to every creator who aspires to make VR movies: you have the world’s attention!

— The Oculus Team