Notes On Blindness : Into Darkness VR

Notes On Blindness : Into Darkness VR

Notes On Blindness : Into Darkness uses new forms of storytelling, gameplay mechanics and VR to explore John’s cognitive and emotional experience of blindness.

Each scene will address a memory, a moment and a specific location from John’s audio diary, using binaural audio and real time 3D animations to create a fully immersive experience in a world ‘beyond sight’.

This interactive experience complements the story world of the feature film, and will form an integral part of our ambitious outreach and engagement programme. Both projects aim to open up a public discourse about blindness, allowing audiences to understand and ‘feel’ their way into that discussion.

Made with Unity, the experience will be released in 2016 on Samsung Gear, Cardboard and Oculus for the VR, and on all IOS and Android devices for the 360° version.

Notes On Blindness : Into Darkness is a VR and interactive experience produced by Ex Nihilo, ARTE France, in co-production with Archer’s Mark.

In 2015, Notes on Blindness was laureate of the TriBeCa New Media Fund in New York.

Notes on Blindness is part of the 2016 Sundance festival official selection in the VR category together with prestigious projects such as Ridley Scott’s “Martian VR Experience” and “Stone Milker” by the islandic singer Björk.

Lead Artists : Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton, James Spinney


 Key Collaborators : Arnaud Desjardins, Béatrice Lartigue, Fabien Togman


Executive Producer : Amaury La Burthe (Novelab, AudioGaming)


Producer : Arnaud Colinart, David Coujard, Mike Bertt


Production Assistant : Landia Egal, Corentin Lambot


Lead Interactive Systems Designer/Coder : Thomas Couchard, Florent Dumas, Robin Picou, Kevin Loustau, Clément Chériot


Actor : John Hull


Platforms : iOS, Android, Oculus Rift, Samsung GearVR


Keywords : Immersive experience, 3D sound and animations, VR, Binaural Audio


Awards : Tribeca Film Institute – Laureate New Media Fund , Sundance Film Festival New Frontier – VR Category Nominee