Darren Emerson is an Immersive Artist, Director, Writer and Producer and the Co-Founder of London production company East City Films. In 2015 Darren created his first VR experience Witness 360: 7/7 which was selected in competition at IDFA Doc Lab. In 2016, his VR documentary Indefinite won the Immersive Commission by Sheffield Doc/Fest, featured in a specially commissioned New York Times Op-Ed. In 2018 Darren was commissioned by Creative XR to create the room-scale documentary Common Ground, which won Best Immersive Storytelling at Sandbox Immersive Festival, the Grand Prix Innovation at Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Best VR Experience at the Broadcast Awards, and Best VR Narrative at the World Press Photo Awards. In 2022 his latest immersive artwork In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats launched at Coventry City of Culture with a 6-week sold out exhibition and won the award for Immersive Non Fiction at IDFA Doclab 2022. It will have its US Premiere at SXSW in 2023.
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