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WATCH: Google Unveils New Trailer for Patrick Osborne’s ‘Pearl’

360-degree version of the film available for preview at the Tribeca Film Festival’s 2016 Interactive Playground.

A new trailer has been unveiled for Pearl, the newest installment of the Google Spotlight Stories series by director Patrick Osborne.

Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It's a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love. And finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.

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Members of the Google ATAP team are currently at the Tribeca Film Festival’s Interactive Playground previewing the 360-degree interactive version of the film, soon to be available on Android and iOS. 

Festival Screenings (2D Theatrical Version)

  • Sunday, April 17, 6:00pm at Regal Cinemas Battery Park (World Premiere)
  • Monday, April 18, 3:00pm at Regal Cinemas Battery Park (Press & Industry)
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2:45pm at Regal Cinemas Battery Park
  • Thursday, April 21, 6:30pm at Regal Cinemas Battery Park
  • Saturday, April 23, 2:30pm at Bow Tie Chelsea

Osborne graduated in 2003 from Ringling College of Art & Design with a BFA in Computer Animation. At Sony Pictures Imageworks he animated on films including I Am Legend and Surf's Up. In 2008 at Disney Animation Studios he animated on Bolt, Tangled, and Wreck-It Ralph. He acted as head of animation on the Oscar-winning Paperman. Osborne then directed his own short film, Feast, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 2015.

Google Spotlight Stories was first introduced in October 2013 as a new form of storytelling made originally for mobile. Given the graphics and sensor power on mobile devices and the quality and ubiquity of increasingly high fidelity screens, Google asked how storytelling might change if conceived with mobile in mind from the beginning. They wanted to do something that felt emotional and delightful as a gift to users. Rather than stories made for large screens and shown on small ones, what would the technological advances of mobile offer for new forms of immersive, interactive, 360 stories? And what would happen if engineers and artists made them side-by-side?

Source: Obscured 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.