Yuin Djama Dhugan 360 Virtual Reality experiences

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!

Some of our awesome crew and cast: Nyarru, our Assistant Director Noni Eather, Director Katrina Channells, Photographer Rhett Wyman, Cinematographer Michael Beets, Producer Bridget O’Shea, Production Assistant Bree Wild, Storyteller Vikki Parsley, Bimi.

Some of our awesome crew and cast: Nyarru, our Assistant Director Noni Eather, Director Katrina Channells, Photographer Rhett Wyman, Cinematographer Michael Beets, Producer Bridget O’Shea, Production Assistant Bree Wild, Storyteller Vikki Parsley, Bimi.

Storyteller Vikki Parsley at Cullendulla Creek

Storyteller Vikki Parsley at Cullendulla Creek

Assistant Director Noni Eather

Assistant Director Noni Eather

Vikki’s children Nyarru and Bimi & cinematographer Michael Beets

Vikki’s children Nyarru and Bimi & cinematographer Michael Beets

Storytellers Noel and Ado Webster with training student Kai (left) and Michael Andrews (third from left) at Bundanon Trust

Storytellers Noel and Ado Webster with training student Kai (left) and Michael Andrews (third from left) at Bundanon Trust

Assistant Director Noni Eather, Director Katrina Channells with Vikki Parsley and her kids Nyarru and Bimi

Assistant Director Noni Eather, Director Katrina Channells with Vikki Parsley and her kids Nyarru and Bimi

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