Produced by: Couzin Films, Canada & Les Produits Frais, France
Directed by: Ziad Touma
Original title: Les Passagers
Lead artist: Ziad Touma
Runtime: 4 x 10min
Language: French, English
Completed in: 2021
The Passengers is the story of four strangers traveling together in a train. Discover the inner world of each of them: a woman questions her motherhood, a man must overcome his shyness, a lady is struggling with her memories and a kid feels guilty about his parents’ separation. Enter the thoughts of one character at a time, to hear their inner voice, see their memories and live their emotions. You can change the course of the story with your gaze, voice and gestures. Welcome aboard!
The Passengers combines different technologies to create an innovative interactive experience. The use of mocap to record the actors’ performances preserves the most humanity in their features, while being responsive to the user’s gaze and gestures in real time. The art direction of each of the four point of views features a distinct animation style to represent each character’s unique outlook. The Passengers’ flashbacks were shot in live action 360 stereoscopic images.
Origin: Québec, Canada, France
Devices: HTC Vive series/Oculus Rift series/Quest w/link