We were thrilled to work with Yuin nation storytellers on an immersive 360° virtual reality project in 2018. This project was funded by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, under its ‘Heritage Near Me’ funding program. This program recognises the importance of activating local heritage spaces and precincts to conserve their historical and cultural significance.
We’re producing a series of Virtual Reality experiences featuring four local Indigenous storytellers that capture the heart of the landscape, the people and the heritage sites of the Shoalhaven region on the south coast of NSW. We’ve spent the last few months working with Noel Webster, Auntie Christine Blakeney, Vikki Parsley and Vic Channell. It was an honour to hear their stories and to produce them into 360° experiences.
We filmed the project in October with an all star team in striking locations on the South Coast. We also ran a Virtual Reality training program for some creative and talented students from the region, where we partnered with the students to film and produce their own short virtual reality experience. We were blown away by their potential as filmmakers.
We’re now half way through post-production, with the experiences set for release in 2019. We’ll keep you posted!