Mercy

Our story begins with Edith, a 14-year-old who lives in the village of Centre Lobo with her parents and eight siblings. At the age of seven, Edith started to feel a pain in the side of her face. The pain eventually grew into a tumor on her lower right jaw the size of lemon. Edith is mocked and teased at school, and even accused of being the victim of witchcraft. Despite the hardships she faces, Edith is notably happy and playful.

We follow Edith as she travels by foot through the jungle for days in order to have a life-transforming surgery.

This project is part of the Oculus VR for Good Creators Lab program in partnership with Mercy Ships.



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Credits

Director:

Armando Kirwin

Executive Producer:

Amy Seidenwurm

Producer:

Ruben Plomp, Emma Debany, Paula Cuneo, Lauren Burmaster

Cinematographer:

Ryan Kunkleman

Editor:

Kyle Traynor

Music:

Nicolas Marquis

Principal Cast:

Edith Molo (as herself), Valerie Ngo Minka (as herself), Faye Francis (voice of Edith)

Additional Credits:

Casting: Michael Stonewall Beaudry, Production Management: Renee Joubarne, BTS Camera Operator: Caleb Brumley, Translators: Christiane Ada Engozo’o, Enoc Oueounou, Assistant Editor: Casey Curtiss, VR Artist: Sutu, Technical Artist: Garv Manocha, Immersive Audio and Music Supervision: Headspace Studio, Post Production: Flight School, Music Supervision: Jean-Pascal Beaudoin

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Amy Seidenwurm
Oculus
amy.seidenwurm@oculus.com
6507147892

Publicity Contact:

Eliza Kern
Eliza.Kern@oculus.com
+1 240-599-6239

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Year:

2019

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Animated, Documentary, Experimental

Screening in:

Virtual Cinema Program

Screening Section:

Virtual Cinema Competition

Screening Category:

Virtual Reality

Country:

Cameroon

Language:

English

Runtime:

09:40 mins