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ABOUT MICHAELLA VU

Founder of Vunous, hailing from a background in extensive acting conservatory training studying with the likes of Susan Batson and Lalanya Masters she later went behind the camera into film production, later going on to produce a

modern rendition of the play Life Is A Dream that would incorporate holograms and virtual reality elements into a steampunk world. Shortly after leaving that production, a long time friend had a dream about her that lead to the funding of the 360 short film Neural Path which led to her debuted as a director at the 2016 VRTO (Virtual Reality Toronto) and has since spoken and showcased work at various festivals and events. Her aims are to explore the realms of virtual reality filmmaking with technology such as internet VR/AR, neural networks/machine learning, interactive narrative and 3D scans of assets of characters and environments. Her series "Meta-Dimensional" is a meta-story, a single, expanding narrative that treats different media formats as one connected storytelling canvas by connecting 360 filmmaking and the immersive web to shape the next evolution of stories and how viewers experience them.

Collaborations

Interview with Butcher Bird Studios

Speaking at FIVARS 2017 with VR director's Stefan Grambart (VR Emmy Winner), Shivani Mulekar & Alton Glass

Shelley Andagan, Head of Post-Production & Operations, 3DPaint/FX

Matthew Cook, Director Business Development and Content Acquisition, Autumn VR

Evette Vargas, Writer, Director, Producer, Multiplatform and Virtual Reality Creator

Greg Bond, SVP, Commercial Partnerships, Blend Media

Richard Fendelman, Producer/Director, Expect A Miracle Productions

Joanna Popper, Media and Tech Executive and Advisor

Seth A. Schachner, Managing Director, Strat Americas, Moderator

Panels and Talks

Fall Digital Hollywood - October 12, 2017

http://www.dhsessions4.com/Thursday17Fl5.html

 

Tacoma Film Festival - October 9, 2017

http://www.tacomafilmfestival.com/tacoma-film-festival-events/the-vr-vanguard-meet-the-creators-of-the-veldt-s-immersive-stories/

 

Video:

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FIVARS (Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories) Sept. 15, 2017

http://fivars.net

 

Part 1 Video

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Part 2 Video

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We Are Code Hackathon Judge - September 10, 2017

http://wearecode.simdif.com

 

Intelligent Protests Embodying X Realities Anti-Hackathon - August 19-20, 2017

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New Approaches to Spatialized Narrative @ Upload LA, August 8, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/events/127516967861356/

 

Part 1 Video

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Part 2 Video

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Part 3 Video

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Los Angeles Venture Association & Hyperator VR, April 25, 2017

https://www.lava.org/events/vrar-the-hunt-for-investment-reality-check-to-help-startups-get-funded

 

Tacoma Film Festival - October 9, 2016

http://www.tacomafilmfestival.com/tacoma-film-festival-events/tff-vr-happy-hour-salon/

 

VRTO (Virtual Reality Toronto) - June 27, 2016

https://conference.virtualreality.to/events/panel-2016-fivars-festival-selections/