Immersive Cocoon "2011"

  • Keir Dullea encounters a mysterious object, in a scenario reminiscent of the penultimate scene from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey that he appeared in over forty years ago.

    This teaser short/faux commercial - best played loud and maximized - was developed over a two year period on a shoestring budget. Live action was filmed multi-camera, against greenscreen atop a backlit plexi floor. Mr. Dullea was then integrated into an entirely digitally created CG set rendered at 1080HD.

    Official Selection to OneDotZero 2011 Film Festival, Future Cities, at BFI Southbank London.

  • Credits

    Director/Producer: Oliver Zeller
    Production Designer: Tino Schaedler
    Executive Producers: Michael Brown, Tino Schaedler
    Co-Executive Producers: Pia Habekost, Jean-Lucien Gay

    Starring: Keir Dullea
    Understudy: Jared Rinaldi

    3D CG/Digital Set Designer/Compositor: Oliver Zeller
    On Set VFX Supervisor/Compositing Lighting TD: Quan Tran
    Compositors: Miguel Bautista & Anthony Vu
    Tracking: Quan Tran
    Editor: Oliver Zeller

    Music & Sound Design: Steven Chand

    Director of Photography: Shaheen Seth
    Gaffer & Key Grip: Tshaka Brookes
    Camera Operator: Joe Anderson
    Digital Intermediate Technician: Alexander Peterson
    Makeup Artist & Stylist: Laura Pugliese

    Graphic Designer: Ken Leung
    Character Storyboard Artist: Manuel Plank-Jorge
    Still Photographers: Nancy Dinh, Quan Tran
    Renderfarm Services: Jan Rybar/Images FX

    Auckland chair furnished by CASSINA USA

    Scenario inspired by Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey