The short horror film, The Presence, is the first production from Pseudoscience Pictures. The story follows four characters through a séance gone wrong. It is a proof-of-concept film illustrating Pseudoscience’s two approaches to VR storytelling: active and reactive.
In the active version the viewer is able to move around freely through multiple viewpoints – discovering different threads of a larger plot in a method inspired by live, immersive theatre. The other version, reactive, waits for the viewer’s gaze to discover the next shot organically – allowing the filmmaker to tell a story through an audience’s natural curiosity.