Forager: Immersive Multi-sensory Experience

A mushroom is a door in the floor. Open it and discover nature’s greatest revelation: an endless underground network secretly feeding life to the world above. And yet, we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about mushrooms. What if we knew more?
Using sight, sound, touch and scent, you will experience the complete life-cycle of mushrooms: spores, mycelium, fruiting body, and the inevitable decay. Working closely with the Smallhold Mushroom Farm, we have spent the last 2 years developing a unique volumetric time-lapse technology that brings the mushroom kingdom to life in a new way, never before experienced.

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Credits

Directors:

Winslow Porter, Elie Zananiri

Executive Producer:

Karen Short of Accenture Song Sustainability Studio and Justin Durazzo of Droga5

Producer:

Winslow Porter, Casta Jiahui Zhu

Screenwriter:

Winslow Porter, Elie Zananiri, Adam Lerman, Daniel Perlin

Sound Designer:

Drazen Bosnjak of QDept

Music:

TBD

Principal Cast:

Blue Oyster Mushroom, Pink Oyster Mushroom, Lion's Mane Mushroom, Yellow Oyster Mushroom, King Oyster Mushroom, Golden Chanterelle

Additional Credits:

Unreal Engineer: Will Young, Volcap Rig Design: Adam Lassy, Houdini Artist: Georgios Cherouvim

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Winslow Porter
Forager
winslow@forager.earth
860-705-0232

Publicity Contact:

Justin Durazzo
Justin.durazzo@droga5.com
718-801-3991

Details

Primary Entry:
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Badge
Year:

2023

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Interactive

Screening Section:

XR Experience Competition

Screening Category:

XR Experience

Language:

English

Runtime:

6 mins