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Maria is a young, hotheaded but insecure tango dancer. She recently started dating Anton the choreographer of her dance company but isn’t quite sure where their relationship is heading. During a rehearsal Maria loses her temper, after getting ridiculed by the other ensemble members. While leaving the building she falls through a trapdoor into a cellar, where she encounters an old man who invites her into his basement apartment. The old man lures Maria into a mirror reality where she is immersed into her dreams and fantasies. The old man is trying to steal her dreams, so he can experience them whenever he wants. Maria’s dreams quickly turn into nightmares. After facing her darkest nightmares she is able to escape.

cinematic narrative VR film romantic fantasy
34 minutes
Austria / Germany German / English
360° stereoscopic 6K Ambisonic
http://ballavita.com http://amiluxfilm.com available on all HMDs

It starts with a few sketches on paper, later they turn into lines of the script …

… shape it, so the text turns into the words, which are not just text, but the words of a real person with a real world around her. It is not enough to put her into a rectangular frame, her surroundings are something I need and want in order to define and express her situation. Now it is the whole set, in all directions, everything is equally visible. The whole set is equal to the whole scene, which is filmed in one take and not split up in many different shots.

The challenge is huge in creating intimate and intense moments.

The work with the actors starts. They have to keep their concentration as long as the scene takes, which is sometimes more than five minutes. They have to act precisely and intimately because the camera sees everything all the time. If they do not hit their marks, set-pieces might grow out of their bodies in the final film, which are added in post-production to avoid stitching or compositing problems.


AMILUX FILM is specialized in cinematic VR and was founded by Gerda Leopold in 2014. The current project BALLAVITA is a 30 minute cinematic stereoscopic VR film shot in live action CG. AMILUX FILM also developed a VR cinema which can host up to 70 people called CINEMA XR

Crans-Montana May 19-23 2020.
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