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Dead Head

Experience a unique perspective of the Zombie Apocalypse... Will Hank and Julie make it out of the barn alive? Find out in this head-pounding Virtual Reality encounter like you've never seen.

  • Ben Leonberg
    Bears Discover Fire (short)
  • Ben Leonberg
    Bears Discover Fire (short)
  • PJ Morreale
  • Scott Riehs
    Bears Discover Fire (short)
  • Ben Leonberg
    Key Cast
  • Alice Shindelar
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
    360 degrees
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Director Biography - Ben Leonberg

Ben Leonberg is a NYC-based film director at YouVisit Studios. Despite living in the city, Ben makes movies that feature exciting outdoor locations like caves, deserts, and remote forests. Ben is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA film program and frequently works in cinematography and special-effects. His most recent film, "Bears Discover Fire", won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2016 Boston Scifi Film Festival.

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Director Statement

"Dead Head" is a story with a lot of heart… that you get to see splattered all over the scene. The experience is a collision between the story, practical-effects, zombies, and the brand new medium of Virtual Reality. "Dead Head" is uniquely suited for VR. The perspective of the viewer is crucial to the plot; as the story progresses you gradually become physically involved in the gory tale.

One of the the biggest challenges poised by shooting with a 360-degree camera rig is that the camera sees everything. There’s no way to hide or monitor the scene in real time. This making directing live-action VR very difficult. For "Dead Head", I addressed this problem by acting in the scene myself along with our Director of Photography and editor.

With that being said—
Enjoy "Dead Head".

Ben Leonberg
Director - YouVisit Studios