New Realities: A VR Documentary Masterclass with Charlotte Mikkelborg, Director of Fly

  • Immersive Forum
  • 60min
  • 2020

This is the on-demand recording, to watch live on 5th November click here.

Charlotte Mikkelborg, a former BBC News Correspondent, transitioned into documentary filmmaking (The Human Spider, Building 173, Township Talent), then into 360 filmmaking (Born into Exile, The Journey) and most recently into games engine generated interactive storytelling (Fly). Join Charlotte as she charts that journey and gain insights into how to plot your own career in immersive storytelling.

About the Speaker

Charlotte Mikkelborg

Lauded by Vice as one of the “female filmmakers revolutionizing how we see the world”, Charlotte Mikkelborg is a British director and producer – who first gained recognition as a BBC foreign correspondent – but has more recently become known for her work directing gripping character-driven films and virtual reality. Charlotte’s work packs an emotional punch, with the aim of entertaining, informing and driving social change. Charlotte’s 2016 short Born into Exile – the harrowing yet hopeful story of two pregnant Syrian refugees – screened in the US Houses of Congress, while Charlotte’s 2018 360 film ‘The Journey’ premiered at SXSW and was winner of the 61st Cine Golden Eagle Award for Best VR Short.

Most recently, Charlotte created ‘Fly’ in collaboration with Neil Corbould’s Oscar winning practical effects team (Gladiator, Gravity) and Novelab (Spheres, Notes on Blindness). Fly had a sell out run in London’s Saatchi Gallery Summer 2019 and had its US premier at Tribeca Film Festival April 2020. It is currently nominated for Best VR Experience 2020 in Raindance Film Festival and the VR Awards.