With a comedic twist, UTURN is an immersive live-action VR series where you get to experience both sides of the gender divide. We aim to raise engagement towards gender diversity through this inclusive experience.
UTURN innovates by placing the viewers in the middle of two intertwined stories, told from a female or a male character perspective. Viewers can choose what perspective to watch at any time. Only the scene being looked at can be heard through a unique spatial sound design. Whatever they miss changes their perspective on the overall story.
Episode One Tagline:
What happens when a young female coder joins a male-dominated floundering startup that’s deep in an identity crisis?
Episode One Outline:
A dog-themed dating site goes down due to a data center server interruption that sweeps the nation. It is up to a female developer and her male teammates to get their site up and running again before their CTO, who’s juggling his own problems, has to make a pivotal pitch to VCs the next day.
Nine other episodes on gender/racial/ethnic unconscious biases have been produced for a private partner company in 2019-2020 and are not publicly available.
Credits Episode One:
Created by Nathalie Mathe & Justin Chin
Written & Directed by: Ryan Lynch
Creative Director: Nathalie Mathe
DP/Editor: Justin Chin
Sound Design: Shaun Farley
Starring: Sophia DiPaola and Steve Goldbloom
Produced by NativeVR
Running time: 10 min (Linear experience) – 20 min (Full content)
Platforms: Oculus Go, Oculus Rift (or Quest plus Link cable), HTC Vive, Vive Pro and Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets.