Mars Home Planet

Mars Home Planet

Our team led a global challenge to imagine what Mars could be like if it were inhabited by one million people. The end product is the culmination of over 1,000 crowdsourced submissions that inspire creative thinking and innovation in transportation, education and architecture. Our groundbreaking story takes users through the Martian Community Onboarding Center upon arrival to the planet, showcasing the innovations that enabled humans to make the leap to Mars. Distributed exclusively on the Positron Voyager motion chair, Mars Home Planet elevates educational storytelling through the integration of motion, haptics, spatial sound, and 6 DoF virtual reality.

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Brian Frager

David Witters




Directors: Brian Frager, David Witters
Executive Producer: Marcie Jastrow
Producer: Technical Director - David Kern
Screenwriter: Leland Frankel
Editor: David Witters
Sound Designer: Viktor Phoenix
Music: Justin Bell
Additional Credits: Unreal Developer/ Lead Sequencer: Jose Navarro, Concept Artist: Giby Joseph, Concept Artist: Sathish Kumar SK, 3D Artist: James Ellis, Art Director: Manoj Menon A, Technical Director: Atul Sharma, Team Lead/3D Artist: Arjun Rajan, Unreal Developer: Gopeekrishnan Warrier, Unreal Developer: Divakar VS, Unreal Developer: Orlin Machado


Marcie Jastrow
Public Film Contact
Abbey Tate
Publicity Contact
Abbey Tate
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Genre: Sci-Fi
Screening in: Virtual Cinema Program
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema Competition
Screening Category: Virtual Reality
Language: English
Runtime: 14:00 mins