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Rise: Proof of Concept Short Sci Fi Film with Anton Yelchin


David Karlak and Virtual Reality powerhouse Nurulize bring a photo-realistic virtual reality experience that takes the viewer inside the world of RISE. The project explores the confluence of VR and science fiction cinema.

RISE VR was featured at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival’s Storyscapes exhibition which is dedicated to the intersection of film, technology, and art. It was also nominated in 2015 for a Proto Award for best Art Direction.

Synopsis for Rise from Vimeo: In the near future, sentient robots are targeted for elimination after they develop emotional symmetry to humans and a revolutionary war for their survival begins.

Rise is a proof-of-concept short film created by David Karlak. The short film stars actors Anton Yelchin and Rufus Sewell. For more info, visit the official site


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