'Common Ground' nominated at the VR Awards


We are thrilled to announce that Common Ground - an interactive VR documentary about social housing in the UK - has been nominated for the Best VR Social Impact award at the VR Awards 2019. Common Ground is directed by our CCO Darren Emerson and co-funded by CreativeXR and StoryFutures Academy. The interactive VR documentary received its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival as part of the Virtual Arcade in April 2019 and it’s UK premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest as part of Alternate Realities.

Common Ground is the technological and creative culmination of four years of work and development in VR; and the next step in my immersive documentary storytelling. It is a work that utilises my passion for exploring social injustice, giving voice to those not usually heard, and building an experience that allows us to connect more closely to the lives of other people. It’s a privilege to have my work selected for Tribeca and I would like to thank Digital Catapult and StoryFutures Academy for seeing the project’s potential and providing the funding to get it made.
— Darren Emerson - Director & CCO, East City Films

For more information on the film click here for our case study, and get in touch for a viewing. Click below for information on the other finalists.