RONE is a distinctive portrait of the titular street artist, whose stunning large-scale portraits of women’s faces can be found adorning soon to be forgotten spaces, acting as a commentary on gentrification and the masculine realm of street art. The 360' film and interactive VR art gallery takes the viewer inside Rone’s world: we follow him into the rarely-explored spaces in which he works (an abandoned paper mill, a house set for demolition, a crumbling theatre), and learn about his unique philosophy on art and life. The VR experience also takes the viewer into a Rone exhibition and inside his studio, giving them a front-row seat to the artistic process behind Rone’s epic murals.

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Director:  Lester Francois
Producer:  Lester Francois, Anna Brady
Cinematographer: Lester Francois
Editor: Lester Francois
Sound Designer: Brendon Croxton
Music: Tim Shiel
Principal Cast: Rone
Additional Credits: Interactive VR Designers: Paper Ticket Studios, Assistant Editor: Sabine Battel, Interactive Producer: Erinn Stevenson, Grant Writer: S. Vollie Osborne, Additional Stitching :


Public Film Contact
Lester Francois
Publicity Contact
Debbie Kruger
+1 310 382 0203
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Documentary
Screening in: Virtual Cinema
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema
Screening Category: Virtual Reality
Country: Australia
Language: English
Runtime: 08:30 mins