Samantha Quick, Michaela Ternasky-Holland, Irene Jiang
Step into Geramy’s world, a scrappy, budding inventor, who is trying to find a better way to commute to school. Based in the Philippines, this story highlights the students that swim between the small islands in order to travel to the nearest elementary or high schools in their remote areas. Alongside her rambunctious little brother, Isko, Geramy is determined to find a better way. The film has no dialogue in order to maximize international distribution and raise awareness of this important and far-reaching issue.
This 3D animated virtual reality project is made possible by the partnership between Oculus VR for Good program and the Filipino non-profit named Yellow Boat of Hope. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Lutaw is now available free to the public via the Oculus Media platform for all Oculus headsets. Lutaw is also a finalist for VR Film of the Year in AIXR’s 4th International VR Awards. The film had a remote world premiere on Tribeca Film Festival’s Cinema 360 and was one of six finalists that have been nominated out of nearly 200 submissions for the Positron Visionary Award at Cannes XR 2020—a special jury prize for Best Cinematic XR.
Oculus VR for Good
Chibot VR, Flight School Studio, Immersive Music & Sound
The Look Club Rating: TBD