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Dear Angelica by Oculus Story Studio 

  • By levi brocklehurst
  • 20 Jul, 2017

Dear Angelica is a masterpiece of captivating emotional VR storytelling

Dear Angelica by Oculus VR Animation Story Studio
Dear Angelica by Oculus VR Animation Story Studio
Dear Angelica  is a fully formed powerfully emotional journey created for VR. It's a story of the relationship between a child and mothers shared comfort, joy, sadness and eventually loss that everyone can empathise with, which makes for a truly emotional and engaging piece meant to stir the brain and heart. 

Dear Angelica VR Animation
Dear Angelica VR Animation
The story is centred on 'Jessica' who is a young woman (voiced by Mae Whitman) who is reminiscing about her late mother and the time they spent together. It begins in a darkened room, with Jessica (Mae Whitman) burrowed in her bed writing a letter to Angelica her late mother. As Jessica watches her old movies you're taken on a journey and experience her memories as living painting being created before you with all emotions that a painting can convey as she visualises her past. It’s simultaneously intimate and detached, serene and unsettling. Her dream like memory makes you feel as if you are an unwelcome intruder yet trusted confidant in both Jessica’s room and mind as you share her deepest thoughts giving a sense that you can never really touch what is there. The Music, words and images are beautifully surreal and completely fills the space around you resulting in an overwhelming sensory emotional experience.
VR Animation 'Dear Angelica'
Dear Angelica captivates the essence of storytelling by being both beautiful and heart-warming but at the same time gut-wrenchingly sad. Experiences like Dear Angelica show the power of the VR storytelling as a conduit for emotion and empathy and is a perfect example of why VR is the most immersive, transformative, and powerful storytelling medium to date. This is a must-see experience, and one you should share to champion the potential of VR storytelling.
Dear Angelica was made using Quill
Dear Angelica was made using Quill
Directed by the former Pixar artist Saschka Unseld and art from illustrator Wesley Allsbrook the piece uses a drawing tool called Quill which was specifically developed for the project. Dear Angelica is available today on the Oculus Store.

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