Prehistoric VR All ages
South Australian Premiere
Deep below the surface.
Prehistoric VR drops you onto the ocean floor 200 million years ago, for an immersive encounter with the strange, wonderful and terrifying creatures of the prehistoric deep, from the Ediacaran to the Cretaceous periods. Commissioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and developed with assistance from Create NSW, PREHISTORIC VR is a collaboration between award-winning visual artist and filmmaker Samantha Lang, and Erth Visual & Physical Inc, internationally renowned makers of large-scale puppetry experiences. An adaptation of Erth’s stage show "Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium”, this short VR experience has been made for and with kids, big and small.
Director Samantha Lang, Scott Wright | Producer Ella Millard, Samantha Lang | Screenwriter Scott Wright | Editor Roland Gallois | Composer James Brown
Scott Wright is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Erth Visual & Physical Inc. For over twenty five years Erth’s puppetry based theatrical productions and innovative community projects have challenged and inspired audiences across the world, driven by a founding interest in natural history, indigenous folklore, sociology and urban mythology. Scott has directed the majority of Erth’s productions, which now tour year round internationally, and have featured in all major Australian arts festivals, and today the company is recognised internationally as an innovator of physical and visual theatre, and a creator of brave, unbridled work for children.
Samantha Lang is a director, writer, and visual artist who has worked in Australia, France and the US for the last 20 years. Her films have screened at major international festivals such as Sundance, Toronto and Locarno, and have received international recognition at the highest level, competing at the Cannes Film Festival for the prestigious Palme D’Or. In Australia, her films have been awarded many times including at the Australian Film Institute Awards and the Sydney Film Festival and in 2015 her film CARLOTTA was nominated for five AACTA awards, winning three.