Here’s something cool that will bring a whole new dimension to your Halloween! MANDT VR just finished a 10-episode 360-degree video series entitled “The Depths,” and we have your first look right here!
The project was directed by Dekker Dreyer from a script he wrote with Sanjit Das. Matthew Harrison, Lorenzo Eduardo, James St. Vincent, and Kelly McMinn star. Neil Mandt serves as executive producer.
“I’m very proud of ‘The Depths.’ It’s a privilege to be releasing one of the first scripted series in VR,” says director Dreyer. “When we were creating the show, it just made sense to bring the audience into this dark, claustrophobic world in a way that a traditional film couldn’t. VR is both an actors’ and directors’ medium. You need to trust your performers to really live in their characters. We were so lucky in ‘The Depths’ to have an incredible cast. ‘The Depths’ is a dark story. It’s a story about finding hope in a hopeless situation and unraveling a mystery.”
Even cooler? “The Depths” takes place in 1994 because the filmmakers, which include Will Barratt (Hatchet, Frozen), wanted to grow the feeling of isolation without the Internet or social media in the story. That inability to communicate helps build the myth. The entire show was filmed in a water tank to add to the realism, and best of all… The creature is a practical effect. Thank the lord!
You can check out the whole series via the below playlist, starting with the trailer, and then go behind the scenes to learn more. It’s best viewed in Chrome or Firefox, and if users have virtual reality headsets (Gear VR, PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive), MANDT VR recommends watching “The Depths” as it was meant to be seen via their distribution partner Littlstar.
In 1994 the commercial fishing vessel Wanderlust was lost at sea. Its last known communication was a distress call with only two words… “They’re everywhere.” Uncover the truth in this original scripted VR series.