Ashes to Ashes is a surreal, tragicomedy in virtual reality about how a dysfunctional family handles the dying wish of their grandfather. Seen through the ‘eyes’ of the deceased –the urn containing the ashes– this short VR film gives a unique point of view on a bizarre set of family relationships that are ready to blow up. We witness how each family member drops their pretences to reveal the full extent of their dishonesty. Ultimately, Ashes to Ashes is about choosing your own reality, your imagination, your world.
Session: Drama No Drama
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CAST & CREDITS
Directed by: Ingejan Ligthart Schenk, Jamille van Wijngaarden, Steye Hallema
Written by: Anne Barnhoorn
DOP / Post Production Supervisor: Peter McLaughlin
Executive Producer: Benjamin De Witt
Cast: Bo Boekelman as Fie, Finn Moskos as Jonas, Roos Drenth as Simone, Janna Fassaert as Ellen, Jeremiah Fleming as John, Antonie Knoppers as Anton, Viktor Griffioen as Mark, Hank Botwinik as Grandpa, Ruby Jonker as stand-in for Fie
Submarine Channel Producers: Bruno Felix
Submarine Channel Line Producer : Corine Meijers
AVROTROS Commissioning Editor: Mylene Verdurmen
WeMakeVR Executive Producer: Avinash Changa
Sound / Music: Big Orange
VR development studio: Force Field VR
with the support from the Dutch Cultural Media Fund and the Netherlands Film Fund.