The Key To Time

The Key To Time by artist Roderick Coover and composer Krzysztof Wołek is a Polish-French-US co-production for VR, Fulldome and 360 cinema that takes viewers on a dreamlike, musical adventure bridging experimental cinema and sound of the 1920s and 2020s. The film tells a story about time, love and longing in the face of climate change and mass extinction. Tanek, a hapless scientist, is trapped in the future in 2120. Floods and war threaten to destroy the world. Tanek has only one hope: to go back in time through dreams. But his travel plans go wrong, and he arrives in a parallel universe...

  • Roderick Coover
    Altering Shores, Toxicity: A Climate Change Narrative, Hearts & Minds: The Interrogations Project; The Catastrophe Trilogy; Penelope; Three Rails Live; Verite To Virtual; The Language Of Wine; The Theory Of Time Here; Something That Happened Only Once
  • Roderick Coover
  • Krzysztof Wolek
  • Paweł Smagała
    Key Cast
  • Chad Sloan
    Key Cast
  • Natalia Kalita
    Key Cast
  • Emily Albrink
    Key Cast
  • Katherine Calcamuggio
    Key Cast
  • Jesse Donner
    Key Cast
  • Joanna Freszel
    Key Cast
  • Chouette Collective
    Production Companies and Sponsors
    Altering Shores
  • Adam Mickiewicz Institute
    Production Companies and Sponsors
  • CeTA (Audiovisual Technology Center) Wroclaw
    Production Companies and Sponsors
  • TR Theater Warsaw
    Production Companies and Sponsors
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La clé du temps
  • Project Type:
    Virtual Reality, 360 Video, Other
  • Genres:
    VR, Fulldome, 360 Cinema, 3D Cinema, Science Fiction, Experimental, Hybrid
  • Runtime:
    41 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    80,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Student Project:
  • Jena 2020 Full Dome Film Festival
    March 11, 2020
    Honorable Mention
  • London Lift Off Festival
    United Kingdom
    December 4, 2020
  • Berlin Lift Off Festival
    February 10, 2021
Director Biography - Roderick Coover

Roderick Coover's award winning films and media arts works have shown in public venues such as Venice Biennale Hyper Pavilion, The Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, ISEA, SIGGRAPH and at numerous international film festivals like Philadelphia International Film Fest, Bergen International Film Fest, Documenta Madrid and many others.

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Director Statement

"The Key To Time" is available in 8k or 4K. It is available in 360 cinema, VR, Fulldome or standard formats. It is available in 3-D or 2-D. It is available with English or French subtitles
It is a Polish-USA co-production. It was created at the CeTA Studios in Wroclaw, Poland and Chouette Collective in Philadelphia, USA.

• 3-D 4K VR download (best for 4K VR systems):
• 3-D HD VR download (best for VR headsets with resolutions below 1920x1920px):

All other formats available on request.
All works in 5.1 stereo.

Festival Selections: London Lift-Off Festival, Berlin Lift Off Festival, Jena Full Dome Festival (AwardL honorable mention), Louisville New Music Festival/Speed Cinema Special Screening at Rauch Planetarium.