Pearl is nominated for Oscar!

Pearl 360 video Oscar Nomination

Pearl nominated Oscar

In a first for the VR or 360 Degree Video Genre, we have a short film nominated for an Oscar in the 89th Academy awards. The fact that Pearl is nominated for Oscar is a big deal for the ever expanding Virtual Reality Community.

We understand that version of Pearl that was nominated is a yet to be released Theatrical version, similar to what Pixar would produce. The category that Pearl is competing in is the “Best Animated Short Film” we are so looking forward to seeing how Pearl does.

Pearl is also up for an Annie Award and this award will happen on the 4th February 2017.

The movie itself is quite interesting. It starts off with a young woman jumping into the back of an old car. We soon see that this car has played an important part of her life, it is the place where she grew up with her father. They both made a living busking around the country.

The father would sometimes feel that he should be providing more for the daughter. Eventually, she grows and goes her own way before… Actually, I will let you watch the movie.

This movie is a part of the Google Spotlight Series on Youtube, there are a bunch of really cool video’s up on this channel so it is well worth subscribing too from this point on.

What is exciting is the accelerated occurrence of brilliant content being created in the 360-degree style. Of course, this style of video works perfectly and is best viewed in our Google Cardboard Headsets.

We are seeing content being created on the Video Clip front, such as Mix Master Mike and the Magma Chamber or even Queen and the Bohemian Rhapsody Experience which we have reported on in the past. The future looks very bright indeed and at AustechVR we cannot wait to see what 2017 brings us.

Lets hope that as well as Pearl is nominated for Oscar, we hear that it has in fact won!