HERO: Making Reality a Virtual Experience
A barrel bomb drops, blowing rubble everywhere. Amidst the destruction, a call for help comes from the debris. Will you embark on the hero’s journey? HERO is a deeply provocative, immersive, multi-sensory narrative that evolves as audiences actively participate in its elaborate canvas of virtual and actual environments. A large-scale installation that explores human connection in our modern era of civilian warfare.
This event is open to members of the Kimball Art Center and St. Regis Deer Crest Club. Each member may bring one guest. Seating is extremely limited.
Founder and creative director of iNK Stories. Khonsari’s known for the cinematic look and feel for iconic game franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, The Warriors, Alan Wake, Home Front and the highest grossing VR game to date Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Visionary creator of 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, garnering top industry honors have garnered top honors from institutions such as BAFTA, Sundance, Tribeca, UNESCO, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (DICE), International Mobile Game Awards, IndieCade Grand Jury Award plus 2017 Facebook’s Game of the Year. Upcoming releases include Blindfold (VR), Fire Escape (VR Cinematic Series) and Hero (VR 4D Installation). Khonsari is impassioned by the possibilities of a new wave of immersive entertainment.
Founder and Producer/ Director at iNK Stories – an entertainment studio that Fast Company calls an “innovation agent”. Vassiliki’s work has broadcast in more than 20 countries including Sundance, SXSW, MOMI, Phi Centre, FoST and more. Recently producing the genre defining, BAFTA nominated, 1979 Revolution:Black Friday. Advocating for inclusive storytelling, Khonsari is a PGA WIN’s Culture Shift contributor, Fellow of the Sundance Institute, recipient of support from the The Doris Duke Foundation, IFP, MADE IN NY.