Borges Virtualis

Borges Virtualis is a multi-media experience, that immerses the player into the role of a detective in search of the missing actor/director of a 1978 film adaptation of Borges’ The Intruder, (The story of a young peasant woman, enslaved and then killed by two gaucho cowboys). The player journeys from clue to clue of the filmmaker’s disappearance, within the context of Argentina’s “Dirty War” (1978-83), when 30.000 people went missing in the hands of the reigning dictatorship.

  • Caio Ribeiro
    Sometime In August, Branded By Fire, Last Letters from Monterosa, The Realm
  • Caio Ribeiro
  • Caio Ribeiro
  • Elia Valls
    Key Cast
  • Caio Ribeiro
    Lead Artists
  • Victor Morales
    Lead Artists
    Rapid Transit
  • Victor Morales
    Key Collaborators
    Rapid Transit
  • Project Type:
    Virtual Reality, Installation, 360 Video
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
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Director Biography - Caio Ribeiro

Caio Ribeiro is a native of Brazil. After growing up in multiple South American countries as well as Europe, Caio settled in NY where he attended film school at Hunter and Brooklyn College. Once graduated, Caio pursued a carrier as a director of photography. Throughout the 1990's Caio shot multiple heavy metal and Hip Hop videos for the likes of Brutal Truth, Main Source, Lords Of The Underground, and others, achieving broad recognition with the breakthrough video "Shook Ones" by Mob Deep.
In the mid 1990's Caio started to write and direct narrative films. Caio's first short film, Ballad for Two Lovers, won the best director's award at the Brussels Film Festival in Belgium in 1999. Caio's first feature film, Sometime in August, was named an official selection at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, The Hamptons Film Festival, and nominated for the best American independent film of 1999.
From 1999 to 2004, Caio wrote and served as director of photography for two World War II films, Last Letters from Monte Rosa and The Fallen. Both films were winners of multiple awards and distributed internationally. From 2007 to 2012 Caio filmed The Realm, a sci-fi tetralogy that pays homage to The Twilight Zone.
Caio completed his latest feature film, Branded By Fire, an autobiographical story of his traumatic upbringing, and how it relates to a universal struggle we have endured in the past and very much today.
Caio is currently developing Borges Virtualis a multi-media installation, that takes the audience from the familiar experience of watching a movie in a theater, to actually inhabit the set of the film itself.

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Director Statement

After 25 years making films, I am currently moving towards the exploration of VR and video game development.