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Rust Golem

Rust Golem is the world's first Choose-Your-Own-Path virtual reality music video to be filmed in 360 degree live action! Guide your protagonists as they try and escape the dungeon of the Rust Golem, full of magic, mystery, and 8-bit video game stylings. Featuring six distinct endings and a rigorous display of hand-rotoscoped animated elements in complete 360 degree video. Rust Golem is a fun, spooky adventure that begs to be played again and again! **IMPORTANT: When streaming, this game requires a strong internet connection and graphics card. We recommend you download the application (Mac or PC) from the main page to ensure you see a good quality version without interruption. Contact us with any support questions, we'd be happy to help!***

  • Nicholas DiMichele
  • Nicholas DiMichele
  • Spencer Synwolt
  • Nicholas DiMichele
  • Adrian Vasquez de Velasco
  • Craig Gilbert
  • Tim Reinhart
    Key Cast
  • Melissa Lusk
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 30, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    360-degree Virtual Reality
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • SXSW Interactive Gadget Fair
    Austin, TX
    January 23, 2016
  • Indie Grits: "Indie Bits"
    Columbia, SC
    April 14, 2016
  • M.U.F.F. Milwaukee Underground Film Festival
    Milwaukee, WI
    April 28, 2016
  • CURRENTS: New Media Festival
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    June 11, 2016
  • Sci-Fi London
    London, UK
    April 27, 2016
  • DIgital Muddy Expanded Media Festival

    March 15, 2016
  • ReelHeART
    Toronto, Canada
  • Geek Fest Toronto
    Toronto, Canada
    February 14, 2017
  • US International Film & Video Festival

    May 1, 2016
  • Action on Film
    Monrovia CA
    September 2, 2016
  • Best Shorts Competition
    La Jolla, CA
    March 1, 2016
    Award of Merit: Experimental, Award of Recognition: Music Video
  • Wendy's Shorts

    January 20, 2016
    Best International Experimental
Director Biography - Nicholas DiMichele

Nicholas DiMichele is a music producer and 360 post-production supervisor. He has worked for NYTimes, MTV, Interscope records and more as part of TotalCinema 360, and produced over 30 records in Brooklyn, NY.

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