Private Project

The Holy City XR

Transport yourself to the world's spiritual epicentre in this engaging sensory narrative experience built using stunning photogrammetrical scans of Jerusalem. The Holy City utilizes a series of challenging interactive games in room-scale environments to help nurture empathy and understanding amongst the Abrahamic cultures and religions that co-inhabit the city.

  • Nimrod Shanit
    Director
    The Ramadan Cannon of Jerusalem, Saving Children, Surviving terrorism
  • Timur Musabay
    Director
    The Golden Glove, Sharkwater
  • Nimrod Shanit
    Writer
    The Ramadan Cannon of Jerusalem, Saving Children, Surviving terrorism
  • Nimrod Shanit
    Producer
    Once Upon a Sea, Best Unkept Secret, Battle for the Belt, Trois Mariages et un coup de foudre
  • Sean Thomas Evans
    Producer
    Sharkwater, The Golden Glove,
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Gamified documentary, video game, documentary, religion, anthropological
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 29, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,100,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Israel
  • Country of Filming:
    Israel, Palestine, State of
  • Language:
    Arabic, Armenian, English, Hebrew
  • Shooting Format:
    Stereo 360, 3D photogrammtery
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cannes film festival
    Cannes
    France
    May 19, 2019
    World Premiere
  • Raindance Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    August 25, 2019
    UK premiere
  • Guanajuato International Film Festival
    Guanajuato
    Mexico
    September 16, 2019
    Mexican Premiere
  • Byron Bay film festival
    Byron Bay
    Australia
    October 18, 2019
    Australian Premiere
    Best Immersive Experience
  • FIVARS film festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    October 28, 2019
    Canadian Premiere
  • Dok Neuland
    Leipzig
    Germany
    October 31, 2019
    German Premiere
  • Vektor - Verzio Human Rights film festival
    Budapest
    Hungary
    November 13, 2019
    Hungarian Premiere
  • Virtuality XR awards
    Paris
    France
    November 22, 2019
  • POFF Black Night Film Festival
    Tallinn
    Estonia
    November 26, 2020
    Estonian Premiere
  • Stereopsia
    Brussels
    Belgium
    December 15, 2019
    Belgian Premiere
    Lumiere award for best educational VR
  • FIPA Smart
    Biaritz
    France
    January 17, 2020
  • Denver Jewish Film Festival
    Denver
    United States
    January 19, 2021
Distribution Information
  • Holy City VR
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Nimrod Shanit, Timur Musabay

Nimrod Shanit, is an award winning director and producer of feature length fiction and non-fiction films. A veteran executive producer of international co-productions and a pioneer of the first completely integrated virtual reality studio in Israel, under the hospice of the Tower of David innovation lab.

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