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.
Stay tuned for the next round of VR to Go experiences.
How it Works
Pick up Friday from 12pm to 3pm and drop off on Monday from 10am to 1pm. 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 custom interface make it as simple as pointing, clicking, selecting… and experiencing over 100 minutes of the best VR storytelling experiences in the world.
December 3, 2021 –
March 4, 2022
Accused No. 2: Walter Sisulu
Directed by Nicolas Champeaux and Gilles Porte, Accused No. 2 is a historical documentary that brings to life the 1964 trial testimony and cross-examination of Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela’s mentor and the unsung hero of the ANC’s fight against Apartheid in South Africa. (France, 15 minutes, English, 2018.)
Daughters of Chibok
Directed and produced by Joel ‘Kachi Benson, Daughters of Chibok is a documentary dealing with the aftermath of Boko Haram’s kidnapping of Nigerian girls from their school in 2014, and exploring important global issues of gender rights and the right to education. (Nigeria, 11 minutes, English, 2019.)
Directed and written by Jonathan Griffith, Everest is a documentary in which the viewer joins climbers on an expedition to reach the summit of Mount Everest, in one of the most immersive adventure experiences ever captured. (USA, 10 minutes, English, 2019.)
Directed by Fernando Maldonado and Jorge Tereso, Gloomy Eyes tells of a time after the sun, tired of humans, decided to hide and never rise again…and the ensuing darkness awoke the dead from their graves. In this story that narrator Colin Farrell calls “the most beautiful thing I have ever been a part of,” a zombie kid and a mortal girl fall in love and form a deep connection that not even the most powerful man in town can destroy. (France; 6 minutes, 48 seconds; English, French, Spanish; 2019.)
Goodbye Mr. Octopus
Directed by Amaury Campion. On her 16th birthday, Stella and father Leonard get into a big fight when he refuses to let her participate in the final soccer championship with her team in Australia. Upset, she blames her overprotective father, saying he is the reason her mother, a star anthropologist who lives on the other side of the world, left them. But a letter from her mom will shift Stella’s perspective. Heartfelt and illuminating, Goodbye Mr. Octopus invites the viewer to follow Stella as she learns much more about herself, her family, and what it means to grow up. (France, USA, 8 minutes, English, 2020.)
Written and directed by Nyasha Kadandara, Le Lac is an environmental documentary dreamscape where liquid gives way to dust. Set in the Central African oasis of Lake Chad, a once rejuvenating source of life for millions that is now 90% depleted, the film is a meditation on nature and survival under threat from climate change and political upheaval. (Chad/Kenya/Zimbabwe, 9 minutes, English, 2019.)
Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness
Directed by Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton and James Spinney, Notes on Blindness is a biographical documentary that provides a virtual reality experience based on the audio diary of a writer and academic, John Hull, who has completely lost his sight. (France, United Kingdom, 7 minutes, English, 2016.)
The Real Thing
Directed by Benoit Felici and co-directed by Mathias Chelebourg, The Real Thing lets viewers travel from Paris to London and Venice without ever leaving their living rooms. The documentary is a journey into China’s replicas of foreign cities and monuments, exploring real-life stories within these parallel worlds. (France, 16 minutes, Mandarin Chinese, subtitles French or English, 2018.)