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Felix & Paul Studios Selected by Sundance Film Festival to Premiere Two Groundbreaking VR Experiences with Oculus for the New Frontier Exhibition

“Marshall from Detroit”, featuring Eminem, and “Traveling While Black” to Premiere January 24, 2019 in Park City, Utah

MONTREAL and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Felix & Paul Studios, the EMMY® award-winning creator of immersive entertainment experiences, has been selected to premiere 2 new virtual reality experiences—Marshall from Detroit and Traveling While Black—at the 2019 SundanceFilm Festival New Frontier exhibition.  The 2019 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 24, 2019through February 3, 2019 in Park City, Utah.

Marshall from Detroit is a 3D, 360-degree virtual reality experience featuring Marshall Mathers (Eminem) and Sway Calloway and directed by Caleb Slain in collaboration with Félix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphaël.  The 21-minute immersive VR experience, produced by Felix & Paul Studios in conjunction with Facebook’s Oculus, invites the viewer to join Eminem on a night ride through Detroit with an up-close-and-personal view into the rapper’s thoughts and views on the city he has always called home.

Still from the virtual reality experience “Traveling While Black” courtesy of Felix & Paul Studios.

Traveling While Black, directed by Academy Award® winner Roger Ross Williams in collaboration with Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël and co-directed by Ayesha Nadarajah, is a 20-minute 3D, 360-degree virtual reality documentary that immerses the viewer in the long history of restricted movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities.  Traveling While Black was co-produced by Felix & Paul Studios and Traveling While Black, Inc. in collaboration with Facebook’s Oculus.

“We are honored to be premiering our work at Sundance for the 5th year in a row and thrilled that both ‘Marshall from Detroit‘ and ‘Traveling While Black’ are part of the official selection this year,” said Félix Lajeunesse, co-founder and creative director of Felix & Paul Studios. “While they differ from one another in style and story, both of these immersive experiences share a common theme—a unique glimpse into life in America in the past, present, and future.”

Both Marshall from Detroit and Traveling While Black will be exhibited at various Sundance Film Festival New Frontier venues throughout the festival’s run.

About Felix & Paul Studios

Felix & Paul Studios is an EMMY® Award-winning immersive entertainment studio, creating virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality experiences of the highest quality. The studio combines technological innovation with a unique, pioneering and in-depth approach to the new art of XR storytelling—creating groundbreaking original immersive experiences (MIYUBINomads series, StrangersThe ConfessionalSpace Explorers series); awe-inspiring productions with existing franchises (Jurassic WorldCirque du Soleil, Fox Searchlight’s Wild and Isle of Dogs); and collaborations with world-renowned organizations, leaders and performers (NASA, SpaceX, President Barack Obamaand Michelle Obama, LeBron James, President Bill Clinton, Eminem, Wes Anderson, Brie Larson, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray and many others).

Felix & Paul Studios is the world’s only full spectrum immersive entertainment studio, showcasing end-to-end creative capabilities, technological know-how and proprietary tools all within one company. The studio’s platform includes best-in-class spherical 3D camera systems, production/post-production software and processes, as well as spatial audio capture, design and processing through its Headspace Studio division.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada with offices in Los Angeles, CA, Felix & Paul Studios has a highly experienced team of over 60 immersive media specialists and is backed by leading venture capital funds and institutional investors.


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