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Defrost

Defrost

General

Direction Production VR Price
Randal Kleiser Randal Kleiser, Tanna Frederick Graham Cairns Free

Defrost takes place in the year 2045, when liquid nitrogen is commonly used to freeze patients until remedies for their illnesses are developed.

The film follows the experience of Joan Garrison as she wakes up from her frozen state after thirty years. She reunites with her family, but the reunion is bittersweet, as the passage of time has caused her loved ones to become strangers.

The short was filmed in 360°, allowing audience members to witness the story directly from Joan’s perspective. The result is an intimate and immersive experience unlike any other film.

Now in post production are an additional 11 five minute episodes shot in stereoscopic 360 with the new Nokia OZO camera and supported by 3ality Technica. In the series the viewer will continue playing the part of Joan Garrison as she struggles to adapt to her bizarre circumstances.

There are a number of mainstream actors such as Carl Weathers (Predator), Bruce Davison (X‑Men), and Christopher Atkins (The Blue Lagoon), so the acting is of a very high quality compared to some other VR experiences.
  • Great acting – this really draws you into the narrative
  • The POV is accentuated by placing the camera on the head of a person
  • The setup allows the viewer to enter at a logical place in the story
  • Some minor stitching artifacts

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Defrost (the short film) is available on Sundance VR.

Defrost (the series) is available now on the Jaunt VR platform on the links below.