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Nothing to be Written

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Synopsis

Part artwork, part documentary, NOTHING TO BE WRITTEN tells the stories behind ‘field postcards’ one of the few communication options WWI soldiers had with their families. Nothing was to be written on them, communication was only allowed through the prescribed phrases. Moving, haunting and emotive, an award-winning exploration of the human stories beyond the edges of the postcards set to an original score by composer Anna Meredith, commissioned by the BBC VR Hub and created by 59 Productions.
Official Selection SXSW 2019 - Virtual Cinema Competition
http://www.bbc.co.uk/postcard

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
6 mins 32 secs
Format
Virtual Reality (VR)
Director
Lysander Ashton
Producer
Rebecca Collis
Executive Producer
Zillah Watson
Screenwriter
Mark Grimmer
Production Designer
Molly Einchcomb
Sound
Audio Edit: Mike Hatch, Floating Earth; VR Sound Recording, Design and Mix: Tom Parnell, Jack Reynolds BBC R&D
Music
Anna Meredith; Music: Recorded live at the BBC Proms, July 2018; Sakari Oramo; BBC Symphony Orchestra, leader Stephen Bryant; BBC Proms Youth Ensemble; National Youth Choir of Great Britain
Lead Animators
David Curtis, Marco Sandeman
Animators
Laurent de Vleeschouwer, Chris Stoneman
VR Development
All Seeing Eye

Genre

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Last updated 22nd May 2019

Production Company

BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival and 14-18 NOW:WW1 Centenary Art Commissions present a Virtual Reality experience from BBC VR Hub, 59 Productions and Anna Meredith

Zillah Watson
BBC VR Hub
6th Floor
BBC New Broadcasting House
Portland Place
London
W1A 1AA

Rebecca Collis
59 Productions
rebecca@fiftynineproductions.co.uk
+44 (0)20 3137 3807