Yale Student’s Prize Winning VR Film “Pippa’s Pan 盼” Integrates Storytelling, Search for Memory and Chinese Culture

Published by , April 3, 2017 11:43 am

(Yale.edu)  Yale undergraduate Celine Tien’s new film, “Pippa’s Pan 盼” won third prize in the AT&T VR/AR Challenge, selected from 67 submissions in the virtual and augmented reality platforms in three rounds of judging. As third-place winners, she and her creative team for “Pippa’s Pan 盼” won a $5,000 cash prize.
“Pippa’s Pan 盼” is a story about a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease who is trying to recapture memories of her husband. Tien, a film studies major, worked for the past two years at DreamWorks Animation in Los Angeles and Oriental DreamWorks in Shanghai and previously acted in a number of films and television commercials. An important elements of her project was to revolve her story around a Chinese couple, a reflection of her own background and her desire to see more Asian people in film.

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