Google’s Spotlight Stories Premieres “Age of Sail” VR Experience at Venice Film Festival

Published by , September 3, 2018 3:13 pm

The “Age of Sail” is the newest short film from Google’s Spotlight Stories unit that is premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The 12-minute short is believed by many to be one of the most ambitious projects from the search giant’s immersive storytelling unit has worked on to date. “Age of Sail” will get its North America premiere at the LA Film Festival’s VR and immersive storytelling showcase, the Portal, in September. It will come to VR headsets soon after, and find its way to phones and the web before the end of the year as well.
“Age of Sail” is the story of an old, down on his luck sailor, William Avery (voiced by Ian McShane), who rescues a young girl at sea after she fell off a passenger ship. Only, for Avery, saving a life turns out to be the easy part. Coming to grips with his own role in a world that seems to have moved on is a lot harder.

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