Archive for October, 2017

VR Halloween for Hulu

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

This last month and a half has been completely crazy. Hulu reached out to us to collaborate on a Halloween special, and they gave us around five weeks to prepare, shoot and post produce two VR films for The House: A Hulu Halloween Anthology. They are called The Reckoning and The Tower, and they are both tied in to Let Us In and Seven Moons, two traditional television short episodes that can be watched in the regular Hulu streaming service.

All four stories and several others, take place in a shared narrative world where events and characters overlap, but they all stand by themselves, while offering audiences a deeper insight into a larger narrative if they happen to watch them all together. But I won’t say much more. I don want to spoil anyone the fun.

The Reckoning and The Tower are both available in the Hulu VR app on Daydream, Oculus, Playstation VR and Microsoft MR.

The team at Hulu knows how to grow the narrative scope of a television property using VR and other immersive media. As a director, I felt uniquely supported to execute my vision, and privileged to contribute in the making of an entirely new form of television storytelling. Don’t get me wrong, it was a challenging task, but I enjoyed the support of an amazing team and a great cast, and I had the time of my life directing these videos. We used a lot of campy practical special effects and electric guitars in the music score.