VR SHORT FILM
VR SHORT FILM
JET LAG - VR short film - 9 min -2015
Due to her expiring visa, Ju, a 30-year long Brazilian woman, leaves India. Hence she leaves behind her lover, Tanushree, a young Indian woman. Separated by continents they start exchanging audio messages. To express their love in absence of each other, Ju performs an Indian classical dance and Tanushree, a capoeira dance. Via these physical forms they find a temporary union. When Tanushree’s rational side arises, she questions the relationship, putting Ju into diving in a poetic world...
To view it on a Samsung VR Gear or Google Cardboard,
With JET LAG I wish to deal with a mood, the longing that can crush us or emulate us with creativity and love in the digital age. In this intercontinental communication lies a revelation of a dense chaotic inner world. The characters are thirsty for each other, for the presence of the beloved one. There is a celebration of dissatisfaction.
Through this multi-panoramic format, I am taking a Virtual reality aesthetic stand by referring to 16th century Indian painting. I was confronted to a new medium and unchartered territory. It felt more an experience of unlearning what I studied for six years in film school. For many years I have been passionate what was called 360° video but it was all in theory because the hardware and the software were not either ready or available. The use of sound is the way of directing the viewers or rather choreographing their attention. The texture of voices adds to the sense of intimacy I want to bring.
script, editing & direction : PiERRE FRiQUET Technical Director & Director of Photography : ANDO SHAH sound design & mixing : NIRAJ GERA assistant direction : SAMARTH DIXIT sound location recording : MANOJ KATHE production : ENFiN BREF production (JÉRÉMY SAHEL, AURÉLiEN LESNÉ, MARiE-AGNÈS AZUELOS) special acknowledgement : MARIE-PAULE BILGER
AMRiTA "MEL" DELiWALA VERONICA SIMAS DE SOUZA JOY "CAPiTAO" KATERA
musicians : JAKE CHARKEY, AMIT MISHRA dancers : JOY "CAPiTAO" KATERA, PARiKSHiT "CABECA" SADH, REZA "BABA" MASSAH’S CAPOEIRA STUDENTS