Are you looking for new cinematic sensations? PAM CUT has partnered with the Phi Centre (Montreal, Canada) as the exclusive U.S. venue for VR TO GO.
Date nights, family nights, friend hangs, and me-time all just got a whole lot more interesting! Experience some of the best virtual reality out there today created by major international artists, filmmakers, provocateurs, and storytellers—all from the comfort of your own home. A rental of a VR TO GO all-in-one headset allows you to experience breathtaking, unexpected, and moving moments where you’re not just watching passively on the couch—you are immersed in the space and actively a part of the story. The selected projects change quarterly and are curated by PAM and Phi Centre, the premier multi-media hub for VR and immersive art in North America. All of the featured projects have won awards at major international festivals and are considered some of the best work in the world showcasing the possibilities of what’s next.
How it Works
Pick up your headset on the designated day and drop it off at the end of your rental period, It’s like Blockbuster rentals—but for VR!
72-hour rentals include the use of 1 custom-curated Oculus GO headset, pre-packaged with a selection of 10 immersive projects that will transport you to multiple worlds real and imagined.
Full instructions and a custom interface make it as simple as pointing, clicking, selecting… and experiencing over 100 minutes of the best VR storytelling experiences in the world.
June 10, 2022 – August 26, 2022
Rental periods are Friday to Monday or Tuesday to Friday
You will be able to select your pick-up time slot at checkout.
Meet Mortaza VR
France/Belgium, 13 minutes, English, 2020
Forced into exile at the age of 24, Mortaza had to flee from his own country, Afghanistan, because he was sentenced to death by the religious authorities. Through a dangerous and clandestine road, he will reach France and live free. Based on Mortaza Jami’s book Je savais qu’en Europe on ne tire pas sur les gens (“I knew that in Europe they don’t shoot at people”).
I Saw the Future
France, 6 minutes, English/French/German, 2018
In 1964, Arthur C. Clarke, co-writer of 2001: A Space Odyssey with director Stanley Kubrick, revealed his vision of the future. Revisiting the signal transmitted by the first cathodic images, this VR experimental film literally plunges us into the sound and visual matrix at the heart of this archive. I Saw the Future allows spectators to submerge themselves in a 3D space echoing the futurist predictions of a visionary humanist scholar.
The Blind Vaysha
Canada, 8 minutes, English/French, 2016
Vaysha is not like other little girls: she was born with a left eye that sees only the past and a right eye that sees only the future, and she cannot live in the present. Should she poke out one of her eyes so that she can live in the other’s temporal reality? Or is she doomed to perceive the world from this perplexing perspective?
France, 9 minutes, English/French, 2016
Kinoscope is a VR experience immersing the spectator into a lively and colorful universe to discover the history of cinema through numerous box office hits such as the Godfather films, Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver, The Brink’s Job, Bonnie and Clyde, and more. A virtual reality journey immersing the spectator into a lively and colorful universe to discover the history of cinema.
United States, 3 episodes—10 minutes each episode, English, 2018
A three-part VR experience created by Eliza McNitt and produced by Darren Aronofsky, Spheres: Songs of Spacetime invites you to uncover the hidden songs of the cosmos through this powerful, immersive spectacle that fuses art with science. Using hand tracking and light interactivity, join with the universe and bring life to the veiled symphony of sound and light.
A Predicament of Pangolins
10 minutes, English, 2019
An original film focusing on one of the most heavily trafficked species of mammal in Africa—the Temminck’s ground pangolin—this experience will see two wild pangolins enacting a tale of trial and tribulation as they seek food in the Kalahari desert of Zimbabwe against the backdrop of a rapidly changing environment. A Predicament of Pangolins is a story about pangolins, climate change, and you.
The Sick Rose
Taiwan, 17 minutes, English, 2021
Rose had a fight with her mother. Feeling sorry for saying hurtful words, Rose is determined to apologize to her mother who is currently working at the hospital. However, as the pandemic around her escalated, the way to the hospital has become dangerous and difficult. Would Rose, a sick little girl who does not know her way, be able to reunite with her mother?
The Dawn of Art
10 minutes, English/French, 2020
Explore the Chauvet Cave 36,000 years ago, with Daisy Ridley’s voice as your guide. It’s in the Ardèche gorges, in the south of France, that our ancestors drew humanity’s first masterpieces, giving life to their beliefs.
The Dawn of Art is not just a tour, but a storytelling experience, sparking emotions, and immersing you in the past, mirroring the way early humans were immersed in their painted caves.