Interrupture: A VR Film

“Interrupture” is a true story that follows the story of two 11-year-old girls from Syria and their fateful, serendipitous friendship after being threatened by ISIS.

  • Jason Drakeford
    Fast and Light to Pluto, Ken Jacobs: A Pioneer of Avant-Garde Film, Seeking the Monkey King, Out There, Shelf Life,
  • Thomas Nybo
  • Thomas Nybo
  • Kayla Rose
    Key Cast
  • Thomas Nybo
  • Shehzad Noorani
  • Tomislav Georgiev
  • Nasar Ali
  • Kumar Tiku
  • Giovanni Diffidenti
  • Jason Drakeford
    VR Development
  • Lon Kaiser
    Sound Design
    Special Thanks
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Documentary, vr, virtual reality
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Austria, Greece, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Photography, 360, VR
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Jason Drakeford, Thomas Nybo

This film was directed by Jason Drakeford and Thomas Nybo.

Jason Drakeford has a background working with infamous artists such as Tony Oursler and Ken Jacobs on intense avant-garde installations and films that bend reality in different and unexpected ways. Most recently he directed the film "Fast and Light to Pluto" for The New York Times. View his work at

Thomas Nybo is a prolific photographer and filmmaker and travels the world non-stop documenting the lives of people in peril. He has produced stories in more than 80 countries and is equally at home in war zones, jungles, urban slums and underground hip-hop clubs. View his work at

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Director Statement

VR Directing duo Jason Drakeford and Thomas Nybo created this film to translate a true story into something unlike anything seen before in current VR documentaries. Avoiding any 360-rig technology due to its current limitations, they combined Drakeford’s creative direction and immersive design technology with Nybo’s photographs and interviews, and other photographs from journalists on the ground, to create an unforgettable journey through the eyes of a child.