The first VR project will be a companion piece to Alien: Covenant.
Ridley Scott’s RSA Films now has a division dedicated exclusively to the creative development and production of immersive media for VR, AR and mixed reality productions. The VR division will be lead by Jen Dennis, who has collaborated with Scott to lead RSA’s VR practice to date, most notably co-executive producing The Martian VR Experience, the companion piece to the hit film, The Martian.
The first project out of RSA VR is for Scott’s Alien: Covenant, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox’s FoxNext and Technicolor’s MPC.
“We have been heavily involved in VR for the past few years, and having a dedicated stand-alone division underscores our commitment to immersive media in both the brand and entertainment space,” said Jules Daly, President, RSA Films.
Daly added that “in addition to being one of the most well regarded producers in commercials and content, Jen Dennis brings hands-on experience developing and producing VR and is among the foremost influencers in the space. Ridley has a long lineage as a pioneer in creative technology, and RSA’s roster includes incredibly talented directors who understand the unique language of VR. We are pleased to offer this formidable resource to our clients.”
Among RSA’s directors working in and pursuing projects in VR are David Karlak, Robert Stromberg, Aya Tanimura, Juriaan Booij, Michael Muller, Henrik Hansen, Jordan Scott, Luke Scott, Jake Scott, Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen, Ben Mor, Andrew Hines and Shynola.
RSA’s latest work in VR includes Juriaan Booij’s 360 immersive film campaign for Siemens, and the David Karlak-directed VR experience for Alien: Covenant, executive produced by Ridley Scott and Jen Dennis. Other projects in development include “Blackbox,” a VR episodic series in partnership with Endless VR directed by Karlak, and a soon-to-be-announced VR documentary episodic series directed by photographer and director Michael Muller.