The Passengers: Her & Him

The Passengers is the story of strangers on a train. Their real journey is internal and it is you who will embark on it, taking their place to help them make a crucial decision. Enter the thoughts of one character at a time, to hear their inner voice, see their memories and live their emotions.
A woman (HER) tries to answer her boyfriend’s tricky question. Will she find the courage to speak her mind? Opposite, a young man (HIM) is infatuated with the woman seated in front of him and must overcome his shyness to talk to her.
Welcome aboard the first two out of four chapters of this interactive VR experience in which your gaze and your voice influence the story.

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Credits

Director:

Ziad Touma

Producer:

Ziad Touma, Oriane Hurard

Screenwriter:

Nicolas Peufaillit

Cinematographer:

Joséphine Derobe, Sergio Ochoa

Editor:

Karen Vanderborght

Sound Designer:

Novelab

Music:

David Drury

Principal Cast:

Maxim Roy, Sébastien Chassagne, Évelyne Istria, Ethann Bergua Isidore, Sebastian Marx (V.O.)

Additional Credits:

Original idea: yako (Jean-Christophe Yacono), Camille Duvelleroy, Creative Director: Nicolas Roy, Design Supervisor: Maude Thibodeau, Lead Programmer: Thibault Séquier, VR Project Manager: Karen Vanderborght, Interactive Production Manager: Laurie Caron, Set Production Manager: Samuel Bilboulian, Motion Capture: Mocaplab, Editing facilities: Post-Moderne, Exhibit Design: Rümker

Contact

Distributor:

Ziad Touma
ziad@couzinfilms.com

Public Film Contact:

Ziad Touma
Couzin Films
ziad@couzinfilms.com
1-514-562-9423

Publicity Contact:

Jessie Cohen PR and Consulting c/o Nicole Kerr
nkerr@jessieiscohen.com
1-706-577-3287

Details

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

2021

Premiere Status:

International Premiere

Genres:

Animated, Drama, LGBTQ, Romance

Screening Section:

Virtual Cinema Competition

Screening Category:

Virtual Cinema

Language:

English or French

Runtime:

20 mins