Weird Times

Growing up as a teenager in today's world is a unique challenge to say the least. Weird Times is an honest and irreverent VR series that aims to help shed light and understanding into the often misunderstood issues teens go through on a daily basis. Season 1 transports you into the first hand perspectives of modern teenagers dealing with topics such as Depression, Coming Out, ADHD, Culture Identity and Body Shame. Through interpretive and heavily stylized art styles, each episode is crafted in its own hand-painted surreal aesthetic that's informed by the topics within.

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Film Screenings

Credits

Directors:

Ryan Hartsell, Ruby Wang

Executive Producer:

Amy Seidenwurm

Producer:

Jen Cadic, Julia Gibson

Screenwriter:

Rachel Hastings ("#HappyFAIL"), Rick Cisario ("#BrainFAIL")

Editor:

Justin Gladd

Sound Designer:

Paul Gorman

Music:

Emily Pitts, Soo Kwak, Spencer Selmon, Ethan Schreiber

Principal Cast:

Jocelyn Townsie, Nazia Chaudry, Dalton Tindall, Ella Gonzalez, Gabiel White, Marcus Mauldin, Eric Rolon

Additional Credits:

Creative Consultant and Youth Expert: Chloe Combi, Original Concept by: Jason Sperling, Andreas Ekelund, Associate Producer: Patrick Wetzel, Animators: James Tobias, Byron Slaybaugh, Designer: Sam Ballardini

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Jen Cadic
Flight School Studio
jen@flightschoolstudio.com

Publicity Contact:

Jen Cadic
Jen@flightschoolstudio.com
646-884-4518

Details

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

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Animated, Drama, Experimental

Screening in:

XR Experience Program

Screening Section:

XR Experience Competition

Screening Category:

XR Experience

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

10 mins