In this immersive Virtual Reality Film you will step into a time warping dream bubble as four young Aboriginal Australians guide you through their futures. Be ready for an intergalactic adventure. Look out for the space emus!
Future Dreaming was inspired by the ancient Australian Aboriginal practice of Dreamtime, a mental visualisation technique where you see your spirit move through the past, present or future. The project began with a question… "What does your future look like… one week from now?” And then it grew… “5 years from now? … and 20 years from now?” "Could you be the first Australian Aboriginal astronaut?" "Sure!" Over the course of a few months our young protagonists; Ali Lockyer, Maverick Eaton, Nelson and Maxie Coppin, collaborated with VR artist Sutu to design their Future Dreaming in the limitless creation space of Virtual Reality. And once their worlds were designed, they employed motion capture technology to animate their avatars to tell their story and guide visitors through their creation.
At its core Future Dreaming represents an opportunity for these young people, who hail from a remote region of Western Australia, to dream big and to be included in the technological possibilities of prototyping their own futures. This work promotes cultural rights through accessibility, and supports emerging artists to increase their skills and capacity in the digital domain.
Producer: Alison Lucker | Writer / Director / Art Director: Sutu | VR Production: Visitor Vision | Technical Director: Charles Henden | Technical Art Director: Craig Bowler | Composer: Jake Steele | VR Special FX: Vladimir Storm | Senior VR Artist: Sutu | Protagonists and Junior VR artists: Alison Lockyer, Maverick Easton, Nelson Coppin, Maxie Coppin | Character Artists: David Keep, Rebecca Ambrose, Felix Ronnholm | 3D Animators: David Keep, Felix Ronnholm, Jilmar Altamira, Zoltan Vass