Join us on November 17th for the premiere of “Cardboard City” an interactive VR/AR documentary.
Director Kiira Benzing and Producer Stina Hamlin will be in attendance along with members of the Cardboard City creative team.
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JITL is proud to present Cardboard City, an interactive documentary that blends Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).
Viewers uncover the stories of Gowanus artists through AR and step inside Brooklyn-based stop motion animator Danielle Ash’s studio in VR (As her studio comes to life, viewers find themselves transported inside a cardboard rollercoaster). Featuring the award-winning 360 film “Cardboard City”. Augmented stories feature artwork and photography by Jessica Dickinson, Marc Handelman, and the Gowanus neighborhood.
A word about the creators:
KIIRA BENZING, Director and Producer. Kiira Benzing is a storyteller crossing the mediums of theater, improv, documentary, fiction and virtual reality. Cardboard City, her first venture in Virtual Reality, won the Samsung Gear Indie Milk VR contest (2016) and debuted at Sundance. Directing credits include: Matterspacetime (short), Cardboard City (VR), Double Portrait (short), Finding The Wave (web series), and Boxed Out (VR in post production). Producing credits include: Shockwaves (VR), Dinner With Friends (VR), A Butterfly Space (short) and the comedy feature film Other Plans starring Jamie Kennedy and Malik Yoba. She produced and co-starred in the social fiction multi- platform series Connection Unavailable.
STINA HAMLIN, Producer. A veteran member of the Producer’s Guild of America and the Women’s Impact Network, Stina Hamlin has been producing non-fiction television for over 20 years. Producing credits include Post Production Supervisor and Production Executive for lifestyle and food series on HGTV, Food Network, and TLC networks. After working in commercials Hamlin transitioned to running post production facilities, DuArt then East Coast Digital in New York. She partnered with Director, Kiira Benzing on “Cardboard City” which won the Samsung Gear Indie Milk VR contest and premiered at Sundance on the MilkVR platform. She is currently producing the sequel to “Cardboard City.
ALYSSA LANDRY, Producer. Alyssa Landry is a storyteller, performer and director who writes and designs immersive and interactive audience experiences using new technologies. A regular on the French musical theater stage, her acting credits include leading roles in Sweeney Todd, Nine, La Vie Parisienne and She Loves Me. Her love for storytelling led her to begin conceiving and writing original musicals. Writing credits include: the award- winning Jusqu’aux Dents (co-author), Bons Baisers de Broadway and Hashtags, her first transmedia project. She is a free-lance show writer and director for Disneyland Paris. Credits include: The Jedi Training Academy, Frozen Sing-Along, The Forest of Enchantment, as well as numerous press events and live entertainment.
Cardboard City is a Double Eye Production.