The Evolution of Testicles

The Evolution of Testicles

A testicular romp through the evolution of man told via CGI, a giant testicle-shaped hot air balloon, and narrator Chris O’Dowd—all in the name of bringing awareness to male cancer prevention.

This project is part of the Oculus VR for Good Creators Lab, where we pair filmmakers and nonprofits to make great VR in the name of social good. Nonprofit partner: Male Cancer Awareness Campaign, who Leverage the power of humor—and the visual spectacle of giant floating testicles—to combat embarrassment, raise awareness, and drive home the importance of early diagnosis

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]


Director:  Ryan Hartsell
Executive Producer:  Amy Seidenwurm
Producer:  Lauren Burmaster, Paula Cuneo, Ross Vick, David Thorpe
Screenwriter: Ryan Hartsell, Patrick Cox
Cinematographer: Ryan Hartsell
Editor: Chris Collins
Production Designer: Ruel Brown
Sound Designer: Rank Pittenger
Principal Cast: Chris O' Dowd, Kris Hlebechuk, Archeleus Crisanto, Noah Kershisnik, Tyler Harris, Brigett Kash, Randy Rubble, Andy Neill, Ali Shaw, Jay Holmes
Additional Credits: Hair/Makeup/Wardrobe: Anya Zeitlin, Pyrotechnics: Lyn Caudle, Modeling/Rigging: Tony Jimenez, Modeling/Rigging: Joe Kiser, Animation: John Durbin, Motion Graphics & Design: Ryan Hartsell, Sound Engineer: Keith Baskett


Public Film Contact
Amy Seidenwurm
Publicity Contact
Brandon Boone
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Animated, Comedy, Documentary, Experimental
Screening in: Virtual Cinema
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema
Screening Category: Virtual Reality
Language: English
Runtime: 08:10 mins