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Faoladh is a stereoscopic virtual reality film that follows the perilous journey of a 9th century Irish child who's village is attacked by Viking raiders. In the film you take on role of a wolf like guardian spirit and protector of the children from the woods of ancient Ireland.

In collaboration with Google VR and the V-Sense Project Trinity College, Tile Films have created Ireland's first live action VR film. The film also formed part of a research paper and will be shown at the International Conference for Interactive Digital Storytelling 2018.

A lot of work goes into a production like this, here's a short video for context that shows some of the awesome crew in action!

There is a huge amount of planning you need to do when shooting something like this. You need to borrow from UX design and combine that with traditional storytelling to create a journey that allows for moments of both rest and exhilaration - sort of like designing a roller coaster, the path we take must be meticulously mapped.


Faoladh is available to watch in VR but can also be shown on a cinema screen like any other film.

You can now read an interview with 'Faoladh' director Delcan Dowling on the Mobile Movie Making website - talking all things VR and the process of bringing 'Faoladh' to life. mobilemoviemaking.com

Our most successful screenings have been when we brought retro red/blue 3d glasses, the audience get to see the 3D effect of the film and keep the glasses for fun a photos after.

(these glasses cost just 1 cent per pair)
How to watch?
You can watch this film in VR using Google Cardboard, Daydream and any other device that supports YouTube VR
On Desktop you can click and drag or navigate using the directional arrows to look around.
On a Tablet you can pinch, zoom, swipe and drag or tilt your tablet to look around.
On a phone you can swipe and drag or tilt your phone to look around.

Or you can watch it using good old red/blue 3d glasses!


Faoladh will be shown on a 700 square meter immersive cinema as part of the Beyond festival in Heilbronn Germany.

This giant 3D cinema comes complete with fog and wind effects along with a rotating seating platform for the most immersive experience possible without a headset. It’s the perfect place for Faoladh and were delighted to be collaborating with Experimenta and the Beyond festival team on its screening.


Let us know what you think!