Mercy

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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Director

Armando Kirwin

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
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Animated, Documentary, Experimental
Screening in: Virtual Cinema Program
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema Competition
Screening Format: Virtual Reality
Country: Cameroon
Language: English
Runtime: 09:40 mins