Trapped in an active war-zone, two parents struggle to distract their young daughter by inventing a fantastical tale. Inspired by real events, this immersive virtual-reality experience transports the viewer into the family’s makeshift basement shelter. The parents’ fairytale intensifies as bomb-blasts draw closer and closer. . .
As filmmaker, editor, and video-installation designer for the performance artist Marina Abramovic, Milica worked on The Artist is Present at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign for the Marina Abramovic Institute. In 2015, Milica became a member of New Inc., the New Museum’s incubator program for art, technology and design. She is a graduate of the University of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and the School of Professional Studies at New York University.
Winslow Turner Porter III (producer) is a Brooklyn-based film and virtual reality director, producer and creative technologist. After beginning his career as a film editor and modern-dance composer, Winslow attended the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and delved into the world of creative technology soon thereafter. Winslow’s previous work includes interactive experiences for Google, Delta, Diesel, TED, Merrel, and Wired. In 2014, he produced the Tribeca Film Festival Transmedia Award-winning documentary Clouds. In 2015, he became a member of New Inc.
“The visuals are on the basic side — boxes packed with computers and a child's toys, mostly, in a dark room where not much else is visible. But the piece is effective because it conveys a palpable feeling of fear, as the viewer spends much of the six minutes nervously waiting for the attack to happen. ‘Giant’ demonstrates how VR can convey the horror of war in a way that an ‘American Sniper’ never could.”