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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Ryan Hartsell, Ruby Wang
Jen Cadic, Julia Gibson
Rachel Hastings ("#HappyFAIL"), Rick Cisario ("#BrainFAIL")
Emily Pitts, Soo Kwak, Spencer Selmon, Ethan Schreiber
Jocelyn Townsie, Nazia Chaudry, Dalton Tindall, Ella Gonzalez, Gabiel White, Marcus Mauldin, Eric Rolon
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
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Animated, Drama, Experimental