Perspective Ch. 1: The Party

A young woman attends a college party with the intention of shedding her shy girl HS persona. At the same party a young man is after a similar reinvention. They meet. Add booze. Misinterpreted signals and do things that cannot be undone.

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“The most thought-provoking piece at New Frontier” – WIRED.

“Perspective; Chapter 1: The Party” couples innovative technology with emotional gravity.” – Cool Hunting

“One of the most inventive projects at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival” – BuzzFeed

“ I wanted to mobilize against campus sexual assault… The empathy machine works.”– TechCrunch

 “The most chilling, emotionally powerful experiences I’ve had using a screen.” – MTV news



Perspective is a Virtual Reality series created by Morris May and Rose Troche. Together they are setting out to use the inherent power of the virtual realities 1st person point of view to create live action narrative films that challenge viewer’s perception of social issues and constructs that might otherwise never have been . With the use of the Oculus Rift you experience both realities, and in doing so begin to understand the slight differences in perception that sometimes lead to misguided assumptions.

About Rose Troche:

Rose Troche is an award-winning writer, director, and producer of film, television, and New Media. Her works include Go Fish, The Safety of Objects, The L Word, Concussion, and much more. Her career began in experimental film, and she is pleased it is finding its way back with Sugar, a multipart narrative experiment that will begin production in early 2015, and with her collaboration with Morris May on Perspective.

About Morris May:

Morris May is CEO and founder of Specular Theory, a virtual reality production studio and creative technology lab. May has been a digital effects expert for more than 25 years, working on 30+ Hollywood films, including two Academy Award winners: Spiderman II and Happy Feet. As the CEO of Specular Theory, he researches, selects, and develops cutting-edge technology to make storytelling possible in the new, unexplored world of virtual reality. TedX speaker, action sports fan.
Toni Atkins , Speaker of the California State Assembly (pictured here with Director Rose Troche), invited us to share Perspective: Chapter 1; The Party at the State Capital. 


Young Woman ( Gina ) ………  Tabitha Morella

Young Man I  ( Brian ) ……….  Caleb Thomas

Young Man II ……………………  Zachary Zagoria

Young Woman II  ( Jenny )…. Anna Grace Barlow


Cinematography ………. Alison Kelly

Production Designer…. Jamie Thalman

Casting Director……….. Richard Hick & Chris Redondo

Sound Design ………….. David Briggs

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