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With Genesis you embark on a 24-hour journey to experience the dramatic milestones in the evolution of earth and mankind with a previously unknown intensity.

Chaos, rebirth and catastrophes mark the history of Earth, yet mankind exists. 4.7 billion years of evolution condensed into 24 hours reveal: We are children of galactic luck, born in the final second of eternity.

Genesis dives deep into the dramatic cycle of becoming and passing, showing earth and life from a previously unknown perspective.

Starting with Earth's collision with the protoplanet Theia, we immerse ourselves into the past. Surrounded by cosmic debris we see the young, glowing earth just in front of us. We fly over endless oceans of eternal darkness and move through a magical underwater world with swarms of iridescent creatures 400 million years ago. Emerging from the water an enchanted land unveils: a true paradise of prehistorical jungle and giant insects, only to be followed by mass extinction, leaving us in a lonely, desolate environment. Yet just until a new cycle starts that surrounds us with bombastic dinosaurs who conquer the Earth, before meeting with extinction too. Then finally, we come face to face with our human ancestors, catching glimpses of their achievements and our legacy.

Genesis will revolutionize our view on the evolution of our home planet earth.
As unreal as science fiction, yet full of mysterious landscapes and creatures that truly existed before.

What remains is an intense impression of the earth and the insurmountable force and fragility of life.

  • Joerg Courtial
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  • Maria Courtial
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  • Magenta Virtual Reality
  • Joerg Courtial
    1st Step, 2nd Step, Gladiators in the Colosseum, Vulcanos VR
  • Kai Michel
    The Good Book of Human Nature
  • Felix Faul
    Technical Director
  • Wolf Knittig
    3D Artists
  • Nils Rosenow
    3D Artists
  • Daniel Hirschnitz
    3D Artists
  • Jennifer Cox
    3D Artists
  • Philipp Clermont
    3D Artists
  • Alessandro Mastronardi
    Character Design Australopithecus
  • Joerg Courtial
    Director of Photography
    1st Step, 2nd Step, Gladiators in the Colosseum, Vulcanos VR
  • Manon Kahle
  • Sven Wölk
    Graphic Earth Timer
  • Stefan Lupp
    Sound Design
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Virtual Reality, 360 Video
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Adventure, 360Film, VR
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
  • Language:
    English, German
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • Faber Courtial
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Joerg Courtial

Jörg Courtial, born May 14th, 1966, in Biedenkopf/Germany is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Faber Courtial. Rooted in photography, Joerg quickly developed a unique visual style and was renowned for outstanding VFX & Animations in distinguished documentaries and exhibitions since 1998.

Passionate about new visual grounds Joerg pioneered VR and has been creating award-winning films, that set high standards in storytelling and creative techniques. Joerg’s films are spiked with an incredible richness of detail, with each frame being artistically staged to perfection. His signature style creates cineastic VR experiences of unparalleled intensity and pure emotions.

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Director Statement

Evolution and its 24-h analogy is a known theme, but I was drawn to create an intense new perspective on the unimaginable dimension of time, the crazy laboratory of life, and the galactic luck of humanity.

"Nothing" happened for an infinite period. Gravity was the focus - life passive and random. Then something bizarre occurs: a being emerges that is active, develops consciousness and strategies to defy the laws of nature. It looks to the sky, begins to wish, dream and imagine. The mind expands to create art, religion - a whole new universe, an abstract world, through pure perception. We immerse into the origins of life and come face to face with our ancestors to become painfully aware of the true nature of our being.