The first movie for the Oculus Rift premieres at Sundance

January 27, 2015

The Oculus Rift isn’t for games anymore.

Oculus VR, which was recently acquired by Facebook, has just started getting into the movie-making business thorough their in-house lab Story Studio. Its first movie, ‘Lost’ just debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

‘Lost’ is a short film that tells the story of a lost robot hand looking for its body. The company hopes that the short film will help convince a few Hollywood filmmakers to use the technology to make feature films based on the technology in the future.

The film uses the powers of the Oculus Rift to take you literally inside the movie as it is playing. The narrative will go as usual, but you can quickly explore surroundings while it is happening, making it look like you are part of the story.

If ever the technology takes off, it might offer a very different way for us to experience our favorite movies. Imagine Jurassic Park filmed using the Oculus Rift – I would pay money just to let a T-Rex chase me (without being eaten of course). 

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.