Eleven Eleven is an original science fiction story designed for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) has been selected by the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. It will receive its world premiere as part of the festival’s Virtual Cinema stream in March 2019.
Produced in association with Digital Domain, Eleven Eleven will launch with three custom experiences designed for: tethered VR headsets, mobile VR headsets and AR devices.
“With Eleven Eleven, we are pioneering an innovative scripted format for science fiction content that blends the best of theatre, gaming and cinema to create unique VR and AR experiences,” commented Steve Patscheck, EVP Global Programming, NBCUniversal International Networks. “By creating an original piece of IP, Syfy was able to design specifically for VR and AR, all the while exploring how immersive technologies could heighten the thrill of storytelling.”
Sky VR will distribute the title in Sky territories, in a further example of co-operation through a Comcast-owned company.
Neil Graham, Executive Producer, Sky VR Studios, said, “We’re delighted to be partnering with SYFY and NBCUniversal International Networks on Eleven Eleven. It is a truly innovative VR experience and a brilliant step forward in our growing range of VR content.”
This project is influenced by immersive theatre, using storytelling techniques that enable users to view the action from multiple perspectives. Set on an island planet, users are placed at the centre of the action as characters count down the final 11 minutes and 11 seconds to an extinction-level event.
Users have the ability to control their experience by following a group of interconnected characters and their stories, with over 90 minutes of content to explore.
Original music is provided by Bleeding Fingers, the award-winning custom score production company co-founded by Han Zimmer.