ARTE Presents Gloomy Eyes, a Poetic and Magic VR Movie

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ARTE Presents Gloomy Eyes, a Poetic and Magic VR Movie

A 360 Experience Soon Available on Oculus Quest, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift


Paris – January 29, 2020 – Publisher and co-producer ARTE, along with French co-producer Atlas V and Fernando Maldonado and Jorge Tereso (writers and directors, 3DAR) and Santiago Amigorena (co-writer) are thrilled to announce today the upcoming launch of their three-part VR series, Gloomy Eyes, coming to Oculus Quest, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, on February 14 for $14.99. The animated story, narrated by Tahar Rahim (French version), Colin Farrell (English version), Max Riemelt (German version) or Jorge Drexler (Spanish version), depicts the poetic love story between a zombie boy and a human girl in a sunless town.

When the sun grew tired of humanity, it hid, never by to rise again. This darkness awoke the dead from their graves. In the midst of chaos, a zombie kid named Gloomy and a mortal girl, Nena, fall in love and form a deep connection that not even the most powerful man in town can destroy. Together, the star-crossed lovers from different planes of existence may hold the key to bring light to the endless night.

Award winner several times over at the most distinguished interactive and film events such as Sundance 2019, South by Southwest 2019, Annecy 2019 and Newlmages Festival 2019, Gloomy Eyes is now ready to meet its public on Oculus Quest, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Written and directed by Argentinians Fernando Maldonado and Jorge Tereso, co-written by Santiago Amigorena (Ghetto intérieur, The Good Old Daze and Back to Burgundy), co-produced by ARTE France, Atlas V, 3DAR, Ryot, HTC Vive Originals, Viveport, with the support of CNC, Unity, Sacem, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Procirep, this poetic and magical 360-degree experience inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas will immerse you in the very center of the action.

Gloomy Eyes is currently available for Viveport Infinity subscribers and will be released in its 6 DOF version on Oculus Quest, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on February 14. A 360 version of the full experience will also be available on ARTE Cinema’s official YouTube channel without charge.

About ARTE

Created in 1992, ARTE is a public service European culture channel and digital network with a focus on creation and innovation. In the last decade, ARTE has co-produced a number of major interactive works, including the games Type:Rider, Vectronom, Vandals, Homo Machina and Bury me, my Love., Twitter (Arte France) and Twitter (Arte Interactif).