UBISOFT® AND SPECTREVISION PARTNER FOR ORIGINAL VIRTUAL REALITY CONTENT
Sydney, Australia – January 22, 2016 – SpectreVision, the production company founded by Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, has entered into a partnership with gaming leader Ubisoft to create, develop and produce original and interactive virtual reality content, it was announced today at the Sundance Film Festival by SpectreVision CEO Lisa Whalen.
“We’re thrilled to partner with an industry leader like Ubisoft to explore the innovative and burgeoning technology that is virtual reality,” says SpectreVision’s Whalen. “The diversity of Ubisoft’s portfolio of titles from Assassin’s Creed® to Zombi™, makes for an ideal partnership with SpectreVision’s varied creative vision, as evidenced in films such as ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’ and ‘Cooties.’ Together, we can tell an infinite number of unique stories in a bold and original new format.”
“As a longtime gamer, I’m first and foremost a fan and admirer of Ubisoft,” adds Elijah Wood. “So to be collaborating with them within the realm of VR is an incredible treat!”
“We’re thrilled to be working with the team at SpectreVision on an interactive VR experience,” said Patrick Plourde, Vice President at Ubisoft Montreal. “Their expertise in the horror film genre is exciting for us as a developer of interactive entertainment and we’re looking forward to a collaboration that will ultimately offer fans an unforgettable virtual reality experience.”
The SpectreVision team will work in conjunction with Ubisoft’s FunHouse Studio in Montreal.
Founded in 2010 by partners Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, SpectreVision was created to tell heartfelt, character-driven stories tackling real emotional and social issues that test the boundaries of the genre space.
The SpectreVision productions of Cooties and A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night made their premieres at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Cooties was acquired by Lionsgate Films at Sundance. A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night was acquired by Kino-Lorber. It has been the recipient of numerous awards from film festivals throughout the world, and was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards. SpectreVision has also served as Executive Producer on such critically acclaimed films including Toad Road, LFO:The Movie and Open Windows. Their production of The Boy, premiered at the 2015 South By Southwest film festival. It opened in the U.S. in August of 2015, and continued to play at festivals worldwide throughout the year. The SpectreVision production of The Greasy Strangler makes its world premiere as part of the midnight films program at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival..
In the five years since its inception, SpectreVision has expanded its focus, with new and exciting forays into the worlds of music, television, gaming and digital media.
Wood, Noah and Waller were honored with the Visionary Award at the 2014 Stanley Film Festival for their contribution to independent film. They also delivered the Keynote Address for the Fantastic Market in Austin, leading into the 2015 Fantastic Fest.
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