Lightning: A VR Story

To save his friend from the dangers of the forest, a little firefly named LIGHTNING must find the courage to turn his light back on.

  • Jeremy Casper
    Vacant House
  • Jeremy Casper
    Vacant House
  • Andy Luiten
    Original Score
    Grandma's House, The Life Gamble
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Virtual Reality
  • Genres:
    action, adventure, family
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Jeremy Casper

Jeremy Casper is a virtual reality animator, screenwriter, director, and producer, as well as a guest speaker, lecturer, and story consultant. He is the Co-Director of the L.A. Film Studies Center where he teaches screenwriting and narrative storytelling. Jeremy also leads filmmaking seminars all over the world, in partnership with The Global Short Film Network and The Visual Story Network. He is an award-winning feature film writer/director and a co-author of two books on writing short films. In addition to traditional filmmaking, Jeremy also has a background in illustration and 2D animation. Lightning: A VR Story is his first 360 animated film which he wrote, directed, and animated; the film was created entirely in virtual reality using Tvori, a powerful and intuitive 3D animation program.

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Director Statement

Lightning: A VR Story is the first animated narrative film that was specifically created IN virtual reality FOR virtual reality.

Lightning was created using groundbreaking virtual reality technology, but what excites me the most about visual storytelling (regardless of the medium) are good characters and well told stories.