NEXTVR ORIGINAL ‘HOMELESS: A LOS ANGELES STORY’ TO BE FEATURED AT 57th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

NEWPORT BEACH, CA, (August 15, 2019) - For the second straight year NextVR, the leader in broadcasting live events in virtual reality, will have an original documentary featured at the New York Film Festival. Homeless: A Los Angeles Story tells the story of Maria, a domestic abuse survivor and mother of three living on the streets of Koreatown Los Angeles. The film underscores the rampant homelessness crisis in America, the preconceived attitudes fellow citizens and neighbors feel towards those living on the fringes of society, and the psychological trauma of being imprisoned outside.

“Virtual Reality is one of the most powerful ways to tell stories and is changing the way people think about long form storytelling. As NextVR’s technology continues to evolve and enable a deeper sense of presence for audience, we are going to continue to create original content telling powerful stories about topics that we deeply care about.” said Danny Keens, VP of content at NextVR. “There is a homelessness crisis happening in LA right at our door steps and Director Jonathan Glancy has done an exceptional job helping to shed some light on the personal stories of people affected by it and the ones trying to solve it. We are extremely proud that our work will be featured at the NYFF which will help raise awareness of this crisis in America.”

The Convergence section of the 57th New York Film Festival, to take place October 10-13 2019 at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. The eighth edition of the highly anticipated annual program delves into innovative modes of storytelling via interactive experiences, featuring Virtual Reality, Immersive Cinema, AI, and more.

The NextVR original Virtual Reality Mini documentary will premiere at NYFF before being released to the public on all compatible NextVR platforms later in Fall 2019.

NextVR has been working on original content since 2016 and released multiple thought provoking & popular features: Paranormal Evidence, Surrounded by Sharks and Tribes of New Guinea. Last year’s NYFF featured NextVR Original, Hope Amongst the Haze, a journey into the citizen-led effort to rid the once pristine beaches of Mumbai of the trash that overwhelms them.

Visit nextvr.com and follow @NextVR on Twitter and Instagram and NextVR on Facebook for programming announcements.

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