Tuesday January 21, 2020

Irish film-makers seek funds for virtual reality film

Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign is underway to fund 'Joanna'

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
29th November, 2015
Dr Abraham Campbell of UCD’s School of Computer Science, and executive producer of Joanna, wearing a VR headset

A group of Irish film-makers are planning to produce the first-ever feature-length virtual reality (VR) movie. The project is an effort to explore the potential and limitations of the technology.

Joanna, a dark comedy built around revenge, is adapted from a stage play. Dr Abraham Campbell, of the UCD School of Computer Science, came up with the idea to adapt it for a virtual reality experience after seeing it in a small theatre.

“I was...

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