INTERACTIVE VR | TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL WORLD PREMIERE
Starring Emily Mortimer & Alessandro Nivola
“Stylish and fluid, adding a game-like element without sacrificing the cinematic feel of the piece”
A woman and her husband (Emily Mortimer & Alessandro Nivola) return home one evening to discover an intruder. As she recounts the events of that evening to a police detective, the viewer chooses which of her memories to follow. Exploring the nature of memory itself, Broken Night takes the viewer on a psychological journey to uncover the truth of what transpired.
With riveting performances from Mortimer and Nivola, Broken Night and Eko break new ground in VR by introducing interactive storytelling in live-action 360-video.
Utilizing Eko’s patented technology applied to VR, Broken Night takes VR to a new level of immersion and engagement: viewers use their gaze to direct their choices within the performance-led narrative, effectively shaping the story as it unfolds. Stereoscopic 360 video seamlessly and immediately adapts to these individualized choices, presenting the viewer with a unique experience that puts them in control of the story as well as amid the intensity of the on-screen action.
Broken Night points to the future possibilities of greater immersion and control in VR through interactive storytelling in live-action video.
Co-Director Alon Benari is an award-winning director and leads the creative team at Eko. His body of work ranges from television dramas to short films and music videos. During his time at Eko, he has collaborated on projects for clients like ESPN, Sony Music Entertainment and Disney Music Group.
Tal Zubalsky, Co-Director, brings his expertise in interactivity, storytelling, development and design to the world of VR with Broken Night. A co-founder of Eko, Tal also served as a founding partner at web development firm Lionite, and served on the creative team at Mccann-Ericsson.
Alex Vlack, writer of Broken Night, has twenty years of experience writing, producing and directing films, television, installations and interactive projects. With his work on Broken Night he adds VR to the list. Alex is VP Creative at Eko, where he supports the creation of innovative interactive content.
Eko is a media and technology company pioneering a new medium in which stories told in live action video are shaped by viewers as they unfold. The company provides the leading technology platform for the creation and delivery of interactive video entertainment and partners with media companies, independent creators and top brands to create experiences for highly-engaged, digitally native audiences. The company's serialized shows are distributed through HelloEko.com, affiliate partners, and social networks; available on desktop, mobile, connected devices and VR. Eko Studio, which includes the company's authoring tools, is also home to a large and growing community of creators who are crafting their own interactive experiences with Eko's medium. Eko provides top-quality interactive entertainment and also offers unique opportunities for brands to connect with highly engaged audiences. Eko investors include Innovation Endeavors, Intel Capital, Marker, MGM, NEA, Samsung, Sequoia Capital, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and WPP. The company is based in New York with offices in Tel Aviv and Los Angeles.