The Four Worlds

Four Worlds

Each world is a microcosm of a different environment, realistically rendered but unreal in their content, somewhat fantastic but not entirely impossible, accompanied by an exquisite soundtrack by Mark Pritchard. The piece is intended to be minimal and meditative, to feel like resting at the top of a rise and taking in a landscape after a long hike. There is a tension between the music and the subtly shifting land-scapes which give them an abstract emotional charge. Minimal, passive interactivity and small changes in the environments based on real world force forces like day/night cycles, wind, temperature, touch, vibration as well as colour and texture make the environments compelling.

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Directors:  Jonathan Zawada, Mark Pitchard
Executive Producer:  FutureClassic, Warp Records, Technicolor Experience Center
Producer:  Abbey Tate, Brian Frager, Jonathan Zawada
Sound Designer: Mark Pritchard
Music: Mark Pritchard, Come Let Us contains the vocal from Ziggurat by Gregory Whitehead
Additional Credits: Technical Director/Hardware Fabrication : David Witters , TEC Executive Producer : Marcie Jastrow , TEC Producer : Carlos Rodriguez , Unreal Developer : David Naney , Unreal Developer : Romalis Taylor


Anna Burns
Public Film Contact
Abbey Tate
Publicity Contact
Christine Colbert
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Music
Screening in: Virtual Cinema
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema
Screening Category: Virtual Reality
Language: English
Runtime: 16:00 mins