What’s going on in immersive storytelling is analogous to the truly independent American cinema of the 70s (or any of the other ‘New Waves’) where there was a lot of freedom and excitement to try new things. Art in general should always be searching for the new and undefined—immersive storytelling is providing that spark right now.

Jake Price

A new wave of creators are headed to NYFF to blur the lines of storytelling to span multiple platforms. Here’s what you need to know about Convergence


Did you experience Nonny de la Pena’s Use of Force at this year’s Storyscapes?


Journalism in the Age of Virtual Reality: Nonny de la Pena (Future of StoryTelling 2014)

Nonny de la Pena is an immersive journalism pioneer who uses virtual reality to tell nonfiction narratives. Her works, including Use of Force and Project Syria, utilize 3D technology to create full-body, first-person documentary experiences. Witnessing these powerful stories firsthand evokes a personal and emotional reaction that is not as easily harnessed by traditional journalism.

I think that 90 minutes is not enough time to tell a female story. I think that most genres in film are driven by male protagonists — there’s the buddy story, there’s the action film, there’s the epic, there’s the film noir, there’s the romcom, which gets closest to being a female story, but if you’re not George Cukor or Preston Sturges you have a really hard time writing a really good story.

Frances McDormand 

The Olive Kitteridge star reveals how vital television is for telling female stories. Filmmakers, take note.