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Vincent McCurley’s VR work Cardboard Crash (NFB) wins Digi Award



November 15, 2016 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

On November 10 in Toronto, the Cardboard Crash virtual reality experience, created by Vincent McCurley and the NFB’s Digital Studio in Vancouver, picked up a Digi Award for Mobile Entertainment. This is the 11th Digi Award won by an NFB production. Cardboard Crash was first previewed in the DocLab program of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) in 2015 and then appeared in the New Frontier section of Sundance in 2016. It also received a Webby Award in April 2016 in the Online Film & Video – VR: Gaming, Interactive, or Real-time (Branded) category. The project is produced and executive produced by Loc Dao for the NFB.

About Cardboard Crash

In a world of AI and self-driving cars, who determines the ethics algorithm to handle emergency situations? In Cardboard Crash, the user is slowed down to “bullet time,” becoming the computer, and forced to confront a hard decision where there is plenty of data, but no easy answer.

Click here to download the Cardboard Crash Sundance edition VR app.


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