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AU Sheffield Doc/fest Presented in partnership with



Genre(s) Documentary

Language(s) English, Japonese

Format(s) Live action, Cinematic VR, Exhibition

Producer(s) Natureel (Australia)

Short description

UKU360° is a series of immersive 360VR journeys designed to create an understanding of ancient cultures and their connection to the ocean and its creatures. Many first cultures share a timeless appreciation of the ocean, which is understood to be a mystical space that blends spiritual, ecological and physical elements. Our mentor, world champion freediver Ai Futaki, teaches us to switch off our own minds and to discover these connections. UKU360° strives to create a series of insightful and powerful 360VR experiences where viewers become interconnected the ocean and cultural stories. We leave the world behind us as we immerse ourselves and share a new perspective of the ocean and its creatures.

Expected budget : 9.000 K€
Expected production date : 2018

Involved partners

Film Victoria and Screen Australia
2.027 K€

Creative team

Cassie De Colling
Anton Andreacchio
Cassie De Colling
Anton Andreacchio

How innovative is the project

The UKU360° team combines the skills of highly experienced and award winning industry professionals. Their shared passion and love of the underwater world brought them together, but their backgrounds in documentary, narrative filmmaking and VR will carry UKU360° from fruition to completion. Having broken not one, but two Guinness World Records, Ai Futaki’s diving ability guarantees some of the most breathtaking and intimate sea animal interactions possible. Now thanks to our collaboration with virtual reality experts, Jumpgate VR, we have developed a revolutionary way for audiences to join Ai

Project holder(s)

Cassie De Colling