Made by Portsmouth based film maker Rob Ulitski, VR tells the story about a new VR style headset that promises the wearer an escape from their everyday life. But unfortunately, with the "escape" also comes a Japanese legend that haunts the wearer!
Inspired by early 00’s J-Horror, such as Dark Water and The Ring, the legend of Kuchisake-Onna has been given a fresh perspective in “VR”. Themes of technology and loss also echo throughout the film, paying homage to the fear of technology that these films explored on their release.
The crew paid special attention to the colour palettes and grade at the end of the film. The main story location has a muted, green-tinged palette, with the character wearing dull, basic clothes. The VR footage, however, has bright, vivid colours, and creates a great contrast to the ‘real-life’ scenes.
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Betty Waterhouse- Onna Connor Knight- Tom Matt Beamount- Guy Kyle Major- Jack
Emy Lee- Girl 1 Mario Lopéz- Party Guy 1
PRODUCTION • Filmed in Portsmouth, UK over a two-day period in August 2016. • Shot on Panasonic GH4 for the ‘real-life’ scenes, and the Xiaomi Yi 4k Action Camera
for the VR footage. A basic head mount was made for these scenes, out of a scrap
head-torch and broken selfie stick. • Barebones crew of Director, DOP and makeup artist, plus a group of amazing local
actors. • ShotPro was used to create a pre-vis for the entire short (see extra pictures below).