‘Talking with Ghosts’ to Premiere at Tribeca Next Month

Oculus Story Studio Blog
Posted by Story Studio
March 3, 2017

We’re excited to announce that Talking with Ghosts, our newest genre-defining illustrative VR project, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 21!

To bring this project to life, we worked with four esteemed artists that we admire—all new to illustrative VR—to hand paint and tell their stories entirely in VR using Quill. The result is a compilation of comic-like shorts that reimagine the medium.

Talking with Ghosts includes four, short ghost stories:

  • Fairground by Sophia Foster-Dimino—Two childhood friends revisit an old fairground where their divergent interpretations of their past and future collide.
  • The Neighborhood by Roman Muradov—A ghost’s tale of his relationships with the house’s tenants from the beginning of time until the end of the universe.
  • The Reservoir by Ric Carrasquillo—A couple’s relationship drama unfolds as they play the most surreal game of mini golf you’ve ever seen.
  • Tattoo Warrior by Maria Yi—An epic story of war and love told entirely through a 3D tattoo ribbon.

We love comics at Story Studio. Dear Angelica helped us learn what it would feel like to be inside a painting. Now, Talking with Ghosts takes us inside the pages of a comic for an immersive experience unlike anything we’ve ever seen.

With Dear Angelica, we pioneered a new form of storytelling, shared everything we learned with the VR filmmaking community, and sparked excitement for a growing industry. Now, we want to make it easier for artists to tell their stories in VR without massive teams. To do that, we need to revolutionize not only what we create, but how we create it.

We believe the best way to make a VR experience is inside VR, unencumbered by the tools of the past, and we’re excited to share the latest results at Tribeca to help inspire other artists.

We’re still in the early stages of made-in-VR illustrative storytelling. We can’t wait to see what the VR filmmaking community does with Quill in the coming years.

Talking with Ghosts comes to the Oculus Store later this year.

— The Oculus Story Studio Team