VIDEO SLOT Welltown is the world�s first gamified VR city

Posted Tuesday 05 Feb 2019

The world's most liveable city has been transformed into an interactive and ridiculously fun virtual reality experience, the first of its kind globally. Member Kat Lintott, Wrestler's Head of VR/AR, gleefully admits they geeked out on this one! The project was commissioned by WREDA, the region's tourism promoter to encourage holidaymakers with a sense of adventure and whimsy to visit, while also nudging expat talent to hurry up and return! Virtual Wellington is free to download from the Steam and Oculus VR stores and can be viewed on YouTube. An android and iOS version are in the works.

Click here to watch the trailer

Click here to watch a 360 sample video

WellTown view over Wellington city

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Raupapa Whakaari Drama to the World funding applications open

Posted Tuesday 05 Feb 2019

Here's a wonderful new initiative designed to give filmmakers a greater understanding of how the international TV landscape works. Created by the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air in conjunction with Script to Screen, the Raupapa Whakaari initiative aims to further develop New Zealand writers' and producers' capacity to create high-end drama series concepts. Up to 10 writer/producer teams will be selected to attend an immersive Series Drama Lab and receive a grant of $10,000 to further develop their concept into a strong pitch. The Series Drama Lab is five-days of intensive project development under the tutelage of high-level international advisors, including craft-based workshops, story feedback sessions and writers' tables. Following the lab each team will have the opportunity to submit a re-worked pitch and a plan for packaging their project for the international market, with four grants available of up to $80,000.

Click here to read more and to apply


Applications open: 9am, 18 February 2019
Applications close: 9am, 18 March 2019