During the Sundance Film Festival in January, virtual reality (VR) series Spheres broke festival records when it was purchased for an undisclosed seven-figure deal by CityLights. Now Oculus Rift users can see what all the fuss was about, with Spheres now available for purchase through Oculus Store.
Directed and written by Eliza McNitt, executive produced by PROTOZOA PICTURES’ Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel and produced by Jess Engel, Arnaud Colinart, and Dylan Golden, “Spheres is inspired by the idea that space is not silent—in fact, it’s actually full of sound,” McNitt states.
The three-part series world premiered at the Venice Film Festival with the debut of the first chapter, Chorus of the Cosmos, narrated by Millie Bobby Brown. The second chapter, Songs of Spacetime, world premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, takes viewers into the heart of a black hole and was narrated by Jessica Chastain. The third chapter, Pale Blue Dot, journey’s from the edge of the cosmos, premiering at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and was narrated by Patti Smith.
“It’s been a dream to collaborate with this team to bring Spheres to life,” said writer and director Eliza McNitt. “This experience makes the invisible Universe visible as you become the cosmos. I’m thrilled to release Spheres on the Oculus Rift and transport you to worlds beyond our own.”
“We at CityLights are excited to share SPHERES on the Oculus Rift platform after the amazing feedback it’s received since it first premiered at Sundance,” said Joel Newton with CityLights. “It’s just the beginning and we’re now looking forward to what’s to come in NYC this coming January at its first residency.”