Life of us
"Life of Us" is a first-of-its-kind social VR project. The piece is experienced by up to 4 players/people at a time, where they continuously evolve together; starting from a single-cell organism and ending as a post-human robot. Participants can talk to each other along the journey, with their voices digitally altered to fit each scene.
'Life of Us" was created by Chris Milk & Aaron Koblin, with music by Pharrell Williams. It was produced in partnership with Annapurna pictures and Unity.
"Life of Us" premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2017. It was awarded 'Best VR' at the festival by Verge. The full version is scheduled to be released to the public in 2017.
"Life of Us" sneak peek
"The new VR experience from [Within] is the best thing that I have experienced at Sundance." - Robert Scoble, futurist
LA Times In the burgeoning world of virtual reality, storytelling is both cutting-edge and old-fashioned
Verge The Best Virtual Reality from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
IndieWire VR May Be Overhyped For Now, But These Projects Prove It Has Promise
Variety Sundance spotlights Virtual Reality's Quest For Respect
Forbes The Best VR on Display At This Year's Sundance Film Festival
Directors Chris Milk & Aaron Koblin with music by Pharrell Williams
Production Partners Annapurna Pictures & Unity
Producers Chan Park, Sammy Sher, Jonny Ahdout, Michael Mullen, Priya Swaminathan
Art & Tech Leads Jona Dinges, Brian Chasalow, Jake Jeffrey & Thor Benitez
Engineers Erich Fruchter, Scott Cairns, Aki Rodic, Mike Osecky
Creative Direction & Design Zach Richter
Additional Music McKenzie Stubbert
Art & Animation Tony Nguyen, Sylvia Chambers, Phish Chiang, John Ployhar
Collaborators Post Creations, Dehumaniser, Hexany Audio, Aaron Meyers, Isaac Cohen