We Met In Virtual Reality is a feature documentary that charts the experiences of those who begin a relationship in VR.
We’re more than a bit interested in the upcoming documentary We Met In Virtual Reality, a film that promises to explore the lives of different people who meet and grow relationships with others entirely within the world of VR. The film itself is entirely shot within VR too and in real-time, matching the experiences of the couples involved and presenting an intriguing look at how relationships can form amid social distancing restrictions in the pandemic era.
If it all sounds a bit like Ready Player One, have a look at the trailer and you’ll see that this film is really looking to discover the stories beyond VR interaction, exploring how valid the technology is for developing real human relationships that can transcend the technology.
Here’s a synopsis below:
‘The film follows Jenny, an American Sign Language (ASL) teacher, dedicated to building a welcoming community for deaf and hard of hearing VR Chat users, and two long distance couples growing their relationships in VR as they prepare to meet physically – DustBunny; a fitness dance instructor building a career in social VR dance classes and her partner, Toaster; and DragonHeart & IsYourBoi, a couple who met through an exotic VR dance community where they are both performers.’
The film premieres on HBO Max in the US at the end of this month. Whilst we couldn’t find any firm UK release details as of yet, the Picturehouse cinema chain has a page you can bookmark that promotes a screening for the film’s UK premiere that also features a Q&A with the director, Joe Hunting. You can find that here. The trailer meanwhile, is below.
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