This World Oceans Day, we’re pleased to debut ecosphere, a new documentary series for Oculus Quest. Produced in partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Silverback Films Ltd, and Oculus, ecosphere is a three-part journey across some of nature’s most fragile and diverse ecosystems. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actress Anna Friel (Marcella), ecosphere is available now free on Oculus Quest and Oculus Go.
Filmmakers have often used VR to give audiences a fresh perspective on critical issues. With ecosphere, VR helps audiences explore the relationship between the people, wildlife, and ecological systems supporting life on Earth. Split into three distinct episodes — Borneo, Kenya, and Raja Ampat — the 180° experience takes you through rainforests, savannahs, and coral reefs, and introduces audiences to the people fighting to protect them from harm. Using the latest image capture technology and filmmaking technique, ecosphere is a profound adventure that both entertains and educates viewers.
To learn more about the ecosphere, and hear insights from the creators behind the project, we spoke with ecosphere Director Joseph Purdam and Oculus Immersive Media Lead Eric Cheng. Below, you’ll find three photo galleries that take you behind the scenes of the production.