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TRAILER: VR Documentary ‘Another Dream’ to Debut at Tribeca 2019

Animated documentary VR experience produced by Ado Ato Pictures and directed by Tamara Shogaolu to have its world premiere as one of five projects in Tribeca Immersive’s select Storyscapes competition.

Production company Ado Ato Pictures, based in Amsterdam (HQ) and Los Angeles, has announced and officially released the trailer for its latest animated virtual reality film, Another Dream. In anticipation of the Tribeca Film Festival taking place in just over a month’s time, the film’s trailer launch precedes in preparation for its opening date to the public on April 26 as part of the Tribeca Immersive programming.

“I’m really excited for Another Dream’s premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival,” says director Tamara Shogaolu. “The Tribeca Immersive programming this year showcases a lot of socially aware projects -- and we’re proud to be part of it.”

Another Dream is an animated documentary VR experience that brings the gripping, true love story of an Egyptian lesbian couple to life. Faced with a post­-Revolution backlash against the LGBTQ community, they escape Cairo to seek asylum and acceptance in the Netherlands.

Audiences take part in their unforgettable journey through first­hand audio accounts, breathtaking visuals, and ground­breaking uses of interactive VR technology. Traditional 2D and 3D animation is combined with animation hand ­painted in the virtual space. A hybrid between a film and a VR game, Another Dream enhances traditional storytelling by requiring players to interact in order to move forward, allowing them to move around and personally explore the world of the story.

Another Dream is the second installment of Queer in a Time of Forced Migration. Directed by Shogaolu and produced by Ado Ato, this animated transmedia series follows the harrowing and inspirational stories of LGBTQ refugees. The series takes you across continents and cultures from Egypt, Sudan, and Saudi Arabia -- from the 2011 Revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa region to the world today.

As one of five projects in Tribeca Immersive’s select Storyscapes competition, Another Dream will feature an accompanying installation, allowing audiences to reflect in the real world on what they have seen, heard, and felt in the VR.​

Tribeca Immersive encompasses two events: the Virtual Arcade with 22 experiences and exhibits, and Tribeca Cinema360 featuring a dozen screenings in a VR theater. The Tribeca Film Festival takes place from April 24 to May 5.

Source: Ado Ato Pictures

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.