Dinner Party

Dinner Party is a 3D virtual reality experience based on the true story of Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial couple who in 1961 reported the first nationally known UFO abduction. It’s the pilot episode for The Incident, an anthology series that takes viewers on an immersive and intimate journey through true-life supernatural events.

When the Hills were not able to remember and reconcile the details of an inexplicable event, they sought hypnosis. At a dinner party they played their recorded hypnoses to their friends, where viewers experience the separate and radically different accounts of the Hills’ abduction.

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Director:  Angel Manuel Soto
Executive Producer:  David Alpert, Rachel Skidmore, Erik Donley, Charlotte Stoudt, Laura Wexler, Bryn Mooser, Jake Sally, Averie Timm
Producer:  Sam Gezari, Angel Manuel Soto, Genevieve Jones, Rodric David
Screenwriter: Charlotte Stoudt, Laura Wexler
Cinematographer: Sam Gezari
Editor: Eric F. Martin
Production Designer: Stephanie Hamilton
Sound Designer: Greg Townley
Music: Liam Fox O'Brien
Principal Cast: Malcolm Barrett, Sarah Sokolovic
Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Hayley Pappas, Matt Ippolito, Consulting Producer: Saschka Unseld, Associate Producer: Mahita Penke, Visual Effects: Fernando Rodriguez, Costume Design: Bryn Carter, Casting: Jessica Sherman


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Year:  2018
Genre:  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Screening in: Virtual Cinema
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema
Screening Category: Virtual Reality
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 12:52 mins