19th March


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Concepts of Narrative Virtual Reality

Last updated: 25th February 2017


Want to tell compelling stories and connect with audiences in Virtual and Augmented Reality?

Leading Australian multidisciplinary writer/producer Mike Jones will be giving a masterclass on narrative storytelling in an immersive environment.

What works, what doesn’t and why.

Brought to you as part of the New Zealand Film Commission’s GPS 2026 project – exploring the future of storytelling.

Why you ought to take part:

You will get fresh insights from a writer and creative producer working at the cutting edge of narrative Virtual Reality, and a chance to network with future collaborators over afternoon tea.

Who are you:

Fascinated by the potential of immersive technologies? A director, writer, producer, game developer, artist or technical wizard who’d like to tell stories that connect with audiences across interactive platforms?

Who we are:

The New Zealand VR/AR Association Inc. was formed to champion, support and grow innovation in the virtual, mixed and augmented reality in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Film Commission is committed to telling New Zealand stories. GPS 2026 is a future-focused project aimed at stimulating discussion and conversation within industry.

Mike Jones: is a writer, script-editor & creative producer working across screen, page & interactive media. He was co-creator of the virtual-reality detective-thriller ‘VRNoir: A Day Before the Night’ with Sydney-based company StartVR, and is lead writer of upcoming speculative fiction VR drama, ‘Awake: First Contact’. He previously lead story development for multi-platform company, Portal Entertainment, and developed interactive projects for WarnerBros. Mike serves as script producer with the ABC, and is regular story consultant and collaborator with boutique TV production company SweetPotatoFIlms whose recent success was the multi award-winning mystery drama series, ‘The Kettering Incident’.

Thanks to the team at Epic and Film Canterbury for on the ground support.


Sun 19 March 2017

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM NZDT


Enterprise Precinct and Innovation Campus

76/106 Manchester Street

Christchurch, Canterbury 8011

Register now !

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