Joe Hunting invents a new way of filming reality from a virtual environment. An incredible journey into the heart of the VRChat platform where diverse human communities experience love, grief, sexuality and functional diversity with imagination. Joe Hunting invites us to immerse ourselves in a parallel world, real as life itself. Suddenly, we can choose our identity and gender. We can become fantasy animals and comic book characters. Filmed in an alternative universe, but edited and narrated as an earthly film, in a few years this documentary will be remembered as the prehistory of the metaverse. Surprising, stimulating and tender.
Screening and talk with the director of the film
"You will come for the artifice and you will stay for the emotion of this documentary that begins in an extravagant way, but ends up being sweet".— Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter
"A sweet and emotional documentary about love, friendship and people finding themselves in a place where they can be themselves".— Jonathan Romney, Screendaily
"It is a perfect showcase of how VRChat (and the Internet in general) allows users to transcend the limits and the boundaries of reality to form meaningful connections".— Juan Barquin, The Film Stage