2018 VR Award Nominations Highlight Skyrim, Beat Saber, Coco, And More
Nominations are in for the 2018 VR Awards which is put on by VR Bound and judged by an expert panel. As of today there’s a shortlist of nominees for 12 different categories including headset of the year, VR game of the year, and even best marketing.
Christina Ricci hid her love for John Cusack while filming Distorted
Christina Ricci managed to hide her love for John Cusack while the pair filmed their latest movie.
The Hollywood stars both have roles in Rob W. King's Distorted, which is a mystery thriller about a woman who moves into a technologically advanced 'smart apartment,' but is unknowingly being brainwashed by the property itself. And though she is a huge fan of one of John's most famous movies, Say Anything, Christina vowed to be professional on set.
Christina Ricci on Her Tech-Based Thriller ‘Distorted’ & Saying Goodbye to ‘Z’
From director Rob King and writer Arne Olsen, the thriller Distorted follows Lauren Curran (Christina Ricci), a young woman who moves into a luxury condo with state-of-the-art features and security systems with her husband, Russel (Brendan Fletcher). Once they move in, Lauren begins to suspect that the building has a dark side and, with the help of an investigative journalist (John Cusack) with an interest in cyber conspiracy, discovers that it may actually be brainwashing its unsuspecting residents.
Distorted Movie Trailer Goes VR with Christina Ricci and John Cusack
The latest trailer for Distorted has been released and it's a 360 degree experience, allowing viewers to choose what they focus on. The movie stars Christina Ricci and John Cusack and the latest 360 degree trailer is also promoting a unique virtual reality experience to coincide with the release of Distorted, which hits theaters later this month. The VR experience is roughly ten minutes long and was shot using 16, synchronized GoPro Hero4s filmed with the GoPro Odyssey and under Jump, which is Google's professional VR video program.
EXCLUSIVE: DISTORTED PREVIEW SENDS CHRISTINA RICCI ON AN ELEVATOR RIDE FROM HELL
Are you really paranoid if someone is actually out to get you? That’s one of the ideas behind Distorted, director Rob King’s upcoming psychological thriller. Christina Ricci stars in the film as Lauren Curran, a troubled artist who has retreated from the city for the sake of her state of mind. Along with her husband, Russel (Brendan Fletcher), Lauren has found a sanctuary at The Pinnacle, a hi-tech luxury condo located in the relative safety of the suburbs. The Pinnacle is a technical marvel with everything Lauren could have hoped to find. However, there’s more to the building than Lauren initially suspected
Redbox Snags First Exclusive With Rights to New Nicolas Cage Film
Redbox is now exclusively offering discs of The Humanity Bureau, starring Nicolas Cage and Sarah Lind, for rent at all Redbox kiosks. The arrangement marks Redbox’s first movie exclusive. “We’re always looking for opportunities to add to our content offering based on what we know customers like to watch,” says a Redbox spokesperson. The Humanity Bureau is the first film released by distribution company QME Entertainment Inc., a joint venture between Quiver Distribution Inc. and Minds Eye Entertainment.
FIU Partners with Bridgegate Pictures on Altered Reality Studio
Miami, FL (May 14, 2018) – FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) has partnered with virtual reality purveyor Bridgegate Pictures to create iSTAR, theImmersive Studio for Altered Reality, at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC).
Supported by a $1.2 million donation from Bridgegate Pictures, iSTAR is set to open in Fall 2018 and will provide FIU students vital career training in the creation of virtual reality and augmented reality. Goldman Sachs estimates this industry will grow to $95 billion by 2025.
Christina Ricci & John Cusack in Trailer for Action Thriller 'Distorted'
"What are you experiencing?" Minds Eye has released an official trailer for indie action-thriller Distorted, the latest from director Rob W. King, who also made the very cheesy sci-fi film The Humanity Bureau with Nicolas Cage. This film stars Christina Ricci as a woman with biopolar disorder who moves into a "smart apartment" with her husband.
First Look: Ricci and Cusack’s DISTORTED
Looks like two of our genre’s favorite actors Christina Ricci and John Cusack are teaming up for a new cyber-thriller called Distorted. The flick comes to us from director Rob King and screenwriter Arne Olsen and today we have your first look via the movie’s poster and two stills.The psychological thriller follows a couple in an ultra-modern coveted luxury condo who begin to suspect the building may be brainwashing its unsuspecting residents. Moo-Haha.
Exclusive Poster for Distorted, Starring Christina Ricci and John Cusack
ComingSoon.net has your exclusive first look at the poster for Distorted, starring Christina Ricci (Z: The Beginning of Everything, The Opposite of Sex), Brendan Fletcher (The Revenant, The Killing) and John Cusack (Love & Mercy, High Fidelity).
Film Review: ‘The Humanity Bureau’
Though not so long ago nearly every Nicolas Cage movie was a big-budget, wide-release affair, these days his movies are mostly so low-profile you might be forgiven for not knowing he still makes ’em — let alone that he’s done some of his best-ever work very recently. The gonzo displays of blackly comedic quasi-horror pics “Mom and Dad” and “Mandy” fall into that category (though recent thriller “Looking Glass” served no one particularly well), and new Canadian feature “The Humanity Bureau” is none too shabby a showcase, either.
College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts (CARTA) Teams Up with Bridgegate Pictures to Create STAR Labs, Studio for Altered Reality
(MIAMI) March 22, 2018-- FIU's College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) has partnered with Hollywood's premier Virtual Reality purveyor, Bridgegate Pictures, to create STAR Labs, the Studio for Altered Reality. Brian Schriner, Dean of CARTA, and Lee Caplin, Bridgegate Pictures CEO,
MARCH 22, 2018
FIU’s CARTA Arts College Teams with Bridgegate on VR Studio-Lab
Florida International University’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) has partnered with innovative Hollywood tech and VR content company Bridgegate Pictures to create STAR Labs,
GOLDEN DRAGONS™ AWARDS
The major awards of the Ferrara Film Festival are called GOLDEN DRAGONS, which recalls the legend and mythological figure of the Dragon killed by St. George (the Patron Saint of Ferrara). Each award is a prestigious sculpture covered in gold and manufactured directly in Hollywood by the Award maker KAPOW in Los Angeles.
Cinequest 2018 Wrap and Awards
Following a dynamic 13 days that presented 130 world and US premiere Films and VR experiences, the 2018 Cinequest Film & VR Festival today announced its full list of jury and audience award winners. With record-breaking attendance exceeding 105,000 guests, this year’s Cinequest broke new ground as it continued its legacy as a bastion of discovery for filmed media as well as the technologies that reshape creativity
The Humanity Bureau - Exclusive Trailer Debut
Nicolas Cage stars in this thriller in theaters and On Demand on April 6, 2018. In the near future climate change has wreaked havoc in parts of the American Midwest. In its attempt to take hold of an economic recession, a government agency called the Humanity Bureau exiles members of society deemed unproductive and banishes them to a colony known as New Eden.
JANUARY 17, 2018
Nicolas Cage’s ‘Humanity Bureau’ Set for Theatrical, Virtual Reality Releases (EXCLUSIVE)
The film, set in the near future with global warming wreaking havoc in parts of the American Midwest, will be released in standard theatrical theaters, Barco Escape format theaters and Premium Video On Demand on April 6. The title takes its name from a government agency that exiles members of society deemed unproductive and banishes them to a colony known as New Eden.
DECEMBER 28, 2017
From Marijuana to Movies – Guy Griffithe’s tale of extraordinary success in both
He’s currently involved with over 11 companies and has invested heavily in the technology and cannabis boom. How did Guy Griffithe go from being anti-marijuana to building one of the most premiere cannabis companies and revolutionizing the film industry? His journey is nothing short of extraordinary.
Griffithe was born in San Bernardino, CA to Elizabeth Griffithe. She raised her seven children primarily as a working, single mother, which came with challenges for the children. Griffithe taught himself how to swim, read, and write. At 13-years-old, he was answering the phone, making sales calls and setting appointments for his mother. He landed a telemarketing job for a publishing company at just 15-years-old. His gritty determination and perseverance led to his promotion to manager of sales, customer service, and the collections department. By 16-years-old Griffithe was making a $36,000 salary, so he decided to get a clean break: buy his first condo and emancipate himself.
DECEMBER 11, 2017
Speed Kills Is A Feature-Length VR Movie Starring John Travolta
We’ve been hearing for years how VR could be the next big thing for Hollywood, and now one of its biggest stars is finally appearing in a VR movie.
Announced this month, the Speed Kills VR Experience is a new episodic film directed by Travis Cloyd, and produced by Richard Del Castro, Guy Griffithe and Cloyd, in conjunction with TopDogVR. It also happens to star John Travolta. Yes that John Travolta, the one from Pulp Fiction, Face/Off and Grease. Based on the book by Arthur J. Harris, the film follows the life of speedboat racing champion. Interestingly, though, the film has been shot in both standard format and in VR. While a big screen release will take place in 2018, the VR component will be distributed a little different.
DECEMBER 1, 2017
John Travolta-Starring ‘Speed Kills’ Ups Action With VR Version
EXCLUSIVE: The upcoming John Travolta- and Kellan Lutz-starring action film Speed Kills will feature an extra edition: Speed Kills VR Experience, augmenting the standard format HD 4K with an hourlong virtual reality version. It’s the latest dip in the sandbox for the format, which has been gaining popularity as an alternate way for Hollywood’s creators to tell their stories.
The VR version was a collaboration with TopDogVR and stars the feature film’s Travolta, Kellan Lutz, Katheryn Winnick and Jordi Mollà. (Check out a clip of Travolta and Winnick above.) It also includes Jennifer Esposito, Matthew Modine, James Remar, Michael Weston and Amaury Nolasco. It is being touted as one of the longest cinematic VR features brought on the market to date.
OCTOBER 13, 2017
Latest Wesley Snipes Thriller THE RECALL Debuts On Amazon and Redbox
Bridgegate Pictures Corporation (OTC PINK: BBGP) is pleased to announce that the domestic SVOD rights to THE RECALL, the sci-fi thriller from Minds Eye Entertainment, starring Wesley Snipes, have been secured by Amazon Prime Video and is now available in the US.
THE RECALL is now also available for rent at more than 43,000 Redbox kiosks nationwide. Redox is America's leading destination for affordable, new release movie and video game rentals.
Bridgegate Pictures Corporation's President Guy Griffithe said, "Redbox averages about 39 million DVD rentals per day. 94% of Americans have heard of Redbox and 59% have used it. We are tremendously excited to have THE RECALL available to movie fans in such a tremendous distribution venue."
MAY 22, 2017
Christina Ricci, John Cusack, Brendan Fletcher to Star in Drama ‘Distorted’
Production companies are Minds Eye Entertainment, in association with Bridgegate Pictures and Invico Capitol. Voltage Pictures will handle international rights with Minds Eye International managing domestic and Canadian rights.
Kevin DeWalt and Danielle Masters will produce, with Andrew Holmes and Ben DeWalt Co-Producing. Executive producers include Guy Griffithe, Allison Taylor, Jason Brooks, Darren Benning, Frank White, and Nicolas Chartier.
AUGUST 1, 2017
Cannabis Grower Becomes President of a Major Independent Film Studio
Earlier this year, Guy Griffithe became president of Bridgegate Pictures, a major independent studio making films with actors like John Cusack, Christina Ricci, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage, Vicellous Shannon and John Travolta. What made the announcement interesting is that Griffithe is also a partner in Green Acres Pharms, and his affiliation with a boutique cannabis operation did not affect his opportunity to run a film studio. The Bridgegate president even plans to produce cannabis-themed content.
Do you know what else makes Griffithe interesting? He previously opposed cannabis legalization. Like so many people, Griffithe fell for the government-funded propaganda he had heard since birth, but he finally looked into cannabis himself when the shifting legal landscape brought new business opportunities. He is now a proponent, even using a topical cream for a skin condition he suffered.
JULY 13, 2017
Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus Is Producing a Movie
Jay DeMarcus is adding a new skill set to his resume: film producer. The bassist and Rascal Flatts star will assist in producing an upcoming adventure film called All Shook Up.
DeMarcus will share the producing reigns with film producer Travis Cloyd and writer Gregg Russell, while Guy Griffithe of Bridgegate Pictures is set to executive produce.
A press release details All Shook Up's plot: following two young boys as they search for a thermonuclear bomb buried in the marsh off the Georgia coast. Based on actual events, in 1958 during the height of the Russian Cold War an Air Force jet fighter collided with an American B-47 bomber resulting in a 7,600 pound bomb being dropped off the coast of Savannah, Ga. The nuclear bomb has yet to be found.
JULY 19, 2017
Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus to Produce Adventure Film 'All Shook Up'
Jay DeMarcus is making like David O. Selznick. The Rascal Flatts bassist and music producer is getting into the movie producing game. He's signed on to produce a new adventure movie titled All Shook Up.
A coming-of-age film, the movie centers around a real-life military incident in 1958, when two U.S. Air Force jets collided in the skies over Savannah, Georgia, resulting in the disappearance of a nuclear bomb. In All Shook Up, two boys go on the hunt for the nuke, missing in the waters off the Atlantic.
DeMarcus will produce the film with Travis Cloyd and writer Gregg Russell, while Guy Griffithe serves as executive producer.
vr film of the year nominee: speed kills vr
Working to create an immersive, spatial and original VR media is very new territory for most designers and cinematographers. All nominations must substantially feature virtual reality within their media and work to create a comfortable and enjoyable experience for the viewer. Additional attention is given to the use of positioning and movement within the media. Can include short film, interactive pieces and design work within VR.