360 Cinema

A Collective Virtual Reality Experience

With Kim Voynar, Jessica Kantor, Hui Cha Poos, and Mike Anderson

Nov 10, 2018, 10:00 AM Silver St. Studios / Sawyer Yards $12.00 Buy Tickets
Nov 10, 2018, 11:30 AM Silver St. Studios / Sawyer Yards $12.00 Buy Tickets
Nov 10, 2018, 01:00 PM Silver St. Studios / Sawyer Yards $12.00 Buy Tickets
Nov 10, 2018, 02:30 PM Silver St. Studios / Sawyer Yards $12.00 Buy Tickets
Nov 10, 2018, 04:00 PM Silver St. Studios / Sawyer Yards $12.00 Buy Tickets
Nov 10, 2018, 05:30 PM Silver St. Studios / Sawyer Yards $12.00 Buy Tickets

 Ashes - Jessica Kantor

Inside the doors of the 360 Cinema, outfitted with a Virtual Reality headset, you will explore strange new worlds and realities, float through artistic imaginings and explore new modes of immersive storytelling—all without leaving the 360 Cinema theater. The slate of films offers a diverse range of immersive video content ranging from experimental storytelling, to immersive dance, to abstract metaphorical 360 artworks.

Programs are presented on 90 minutes intervals; tickets are sold separately for each time slot.  Each time slot has 40 seats.

WARNING: Some mature content, suggested for ages 13+. People prone to motion sickness may experience discomfort.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR ALL ACCESS PASS HOLDERS:

Due to limited seating, sessions for 360 Cinema have 10 seats reserved during each session for All-Access Pass Holders.  Please arrive 30 minutes prior to published session times to secure your place.  If a session is sold out – you may reserve for a subsequent session at the Sawyer Yards Box Office on site.

Happening at Silver Street Studios at Sawyer Yards: 2000 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007

Special Guests

Kim Voynar

CEO and Chief “Imaginator” of WonderTek Labs (Seattle), a virtual reality content and consulting studio, Kim Voynar has extensive experience as a film critic, film festivals editor and frequent juror, panelist and moderator on the film festival circuit. She is the on-air co-host for The Daily Buzz, a public radio program and podcast that broadcasts from the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW.   In 2015 she co-founded WonderTek Labs and began to focus on her own work as a visual artist. Her passions are experimenting on the edge where music, film, and art intersect with emerging tech and creating access, equity and opportunity for under-represented groups in the STEAM, VR and film industries.

Jessica Kantor

A 360 dance pioneer, Jessica Kantor is a Los Angeles based writer, director, and creative consultant. She is highly sought after for her work in virtual and augmented reality, having developed a unique perspective of place, movement, and world building that she now brings to traditional filmmaking. Kantor’s recent work, Alcoholocaust, a music video for rising artist Rebecca Perl, premiered at the LA Shorts Fest 2018.  Her VR work has premiered at film festivals worldwide including Cannes Marché, Edinburgh DOGI Fest, and Tribeca Film Festival.  Recently, Together as One made for Oculus as part of the VR for Good Program premieres October 2018 at San Francisco Dance Film Festival.

Mike Anderson

New Media Ltd is a directing trio of Mike Anderson, Ryan Dickie and Abigail Horton. Based in Brooklyn, NY and Portalnd, OR, New Media Ltd has won numerous awards for animation and filmmaking, including 6 Vimeo Staff Picks, Vimeo Best of The Year 2017, 2 Cannes YDA’s, a D&AD Pencil, a Webby Nomination, and Top 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2017.

Hui Cha Poos

Hui has worked in the industry as a dancer, choreographer, producer, instructor and director in London, Japan, Korea, British Columbia, Italy and most of the United States.  Her experience with and love for musical theatre began in Oklahoma with the shows, A Chorus Line and Peter Pan.  She then worked in Los Angeles and can be seen in the feature films “Batman & Robin” and “Happy Texas”.  She has taught at the University of Central Oklahoma for over 15 years and is responsible for creating and developing their growing Jazz Department as well as being Coordinator of Oklahoma's only accredited Dance Education program.

Ashes

This early work by 360 dance pioneer Jessica Kantor is a 360 story told through movement about a tragic day at the beach.

Country, Year United States, 2016
DirectorJessica Kantor
Runtime5 MINS, 27 SECS
GenreVirtual Reality
SubjectVirtual Reality
Event TypeCompilation, Virtual Reality

Everything Flows

Returning to her hometown after a year’s absence, the director experienced an  overwhelming feeling that everything had changed beyond recognition. However, the memories of the place where her life began are still vivid. Virtual Reality presents surreal city views with a mixture of painting, video capture, sounds, dreaming, memory, and reality.

Country, Year China, 2017
DirectorYumeng Du
Runtime4 MINS, 55 SECS
GenreVirtual Reality
SubjectVirtual Reality
Event TypeCompilation, Virtual Reality

Homecoming: Seduction

The language of dance is used to explore the challenges of avoiding addiction, the emotional rush of using, and the inevitable crash that follows.

Country, Year United States, 2017
DirectorLance McDaniel
Runtime4 MINS, 51 SECS
GenreVirtual Reality
SubjectVirtual Reality
Event TypeCompilation, Virtual Reality

The Giant

We follow a girl's strange journey as she grows endlessly, eventually dissolving into the music of the universe. In a 360-degree animated environment, the story is narrated in a single unbroken shot, taking the viewer on a thrilling experience unlike any other.

Country, Year United States, 2017
DirectorMike Anderson, Ryan Dickle, Abigail Horton
Runtime3 MINS, 00 SECS
GenreVirtual Reality
SubjectVirtual Reality
Event TypeCompilation, Virtual Reality

The Other Dakar

Reconnecting the urban space with its mythology, a little girl is chosen to discover the invisible Dakar.

Country, Year Senegal, 2016
DirectorSelly Raby Kane
Runtime7 MINS, 35 SECS
GenreVirtual Reality
SubjectVirtual Reality
Event TypeCompilation, Virtual Reality

Space x Girl

A girl has a unique sense of connection with space. One day her home invites her into strange and familiar rooms, producing a sense of nostalgia.

Country, Year Korea, Republic of, 2017
DirectorMinhyuk Che
Runtime9 MINS, 06 SECS
GenreVirtual Reality
SubjectVirtual Reality
Event TypeCompilation, Virtual Reality
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