Behind the Scenes with Three Projects at Virtual Cinema
To give a sample of this year’s programming, VRTL spoke with three teams behind projects exhibited at Virtual Cinema during SXSW 2019. Wiebe van den Ende (the Netherlands) directed Incitement which uses virtual reality to explore both “outer” and inner dialogue between a two young lovers. Next, Zillah Watson (UK), from BBC VR Hub, commissioned Nothing to be Written, an artistic look at soldiers during WWI and the limited communication they were allowed. The piece features beautiful music to intensify the emotive aspect. Finally, we speak with Maria Bellen Poncio and Ezequiel Lenardón (Argentina), respectively the director and producer behind Metro Veinte: Cita Ciega (Four Feet: Blind Date) who give a provocative look behind a eighteen year-old in a wheelchair and her growing sexuality in a well-acted narrative piece.