A VIRTUAL REALITY ASSISTED SUICIDE FILM
Made in collaboration with Framestore Pictures, VISYON 360, freelance designers from immersive theatre company Punchdrunk and Grand Central Sound Studios, The Last Moments is a virtual reality film experience that puts the viewer in the shoes of a person having an assisted suicide at Dignitas, a dignity in dying organisation in Switzerland.
Shot at Bristol Museum’s 2015/16 exhibition: ‘death: the human experience’ in a replica of a room at Dignitas Switzerland, The Last Moments is an interactive docudrama film that allows the viewer to experience an assisted suicide and either end their life or carry on living.
The choice the viewer makes directly impacts the outcome of the film and also allows for choices to be polled to help spark debate on this sensitive issue.
In May 2016 the film was shown to medical specialists, PhD researchers and right to die groups at a Euthanasia conference in Amsterdam.
The film is currently being submitted to various international film festivals.
It was nominated for Best Director and screened at Underwire Film Festival, November 2016, and won an Award of Recognition at The IndieFEST Film Awards, 2016.
The film has been screened at the following:
BFI Media Conference, VR Masterclass, June 30th 2017
Encounters film Festival, VR Q&A/Masterclass, September 22nd 2017
Press and Media Links:
WIRED PODCAST: Death in VR, Hawking in space: Podcast 310