ST Originals: Perspective
Ch. 2: The Misdemeanor
When two young men are stopped by a police officer, a simple misdemeanor spirals out of control. The situation rapidly turns antagonistic, with each party suspect of the other leaving no one able to stop the chain of events.
Best Branded Commercial VR Experience
Following up on the breakout Sundance 2015 VR film Perspective: Chapter 1; The Party, co-creators Morris May and Rose Troche return with Perspective: Chapter 2; The Misdemeanor, the latest installment in the Perspective series.
Perspective: Chapter 2 is an immersive experience that transports the viewer to the streets of New York and puts them in the middle of an urban petty theft that escalates quickly and leads to serious ramifications. Filmed as first-person POV, the film offers four different perspectives on the event – that of the teens accused of stealing and that of each police officer involved in apprehending them. This emotionally gripping VR experience offers an unprecedented look at the very inside of the timely topic of police brutality, one of the most important topics facing US society today.
Perspective: Chapter 2; The Misdemeanor is the first immersive film to put the viewer inside the shoes of the people experiencing these events who have different levels of authority. The film has the potential to become an important part of the conversation on the issue.
Morris May is the CEO and CoFounder of Specular Theory, inc., a leading VR content creation studio and technology lab based in Venice, CA. Mr. May has been a Hollywood visual effects expert for over 25 years, working on 30+ films including two Oscar winners: Spiderman II and Happy Feet. In 2015, he attended Sundance with Perspective: Chapter 1; The Party and excited to return to the Festival in 2016 with Perspective: Chapter 2; The Misdemeanor.
CEO & FOUNDER, SPECULAR THEORY
Rose Troche is an award winning writer, director, and producer of film, television, and New Media. Her work includes Go Fish, The Safety of Objects, The L Word, Concussion. Her career began in experimental film, and she is pleased to come full circle with Sugar, a multipart narrative experiment to be released in early 2016 and with her collaboration with Morris May on the Perspective series. Chapter 1: The Party and now with Chapter 2: The Misdemeanor. She is currently in preproduction on her 4th feature, This Is Not Me.
“Poignant, chaotic and puts you right in the middle of the unfolding events” – Paste
“Perspective; Chapter 2: The Misdemeanor is a harrowing VR project that lets you experience police brutality first hand.” – MTV News
“The kind of thing that can only be done with the immersive and empathy-inducing power of VR.” – Wired