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My Name is Peter Stillman

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Lysander Ashton / GB, 2017 / 20 min.

New York City, middle of the night. Detective story writer Daniel Quinn receives a call from a Peter Stillman. ‘Are you Paul Auster of the Auster Detective Agency?’ What follows is a jumble of events in this gripping VR experience, inspired by Paul Auster’s debut novel City of Glass from The New York Trilogy. The first episode of Xtended, EYE’s virtual reality programme.

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Based on Paul Auster's critically acclaimed novel City of Glass, this VR experience puts the user in the world of Daniel Quinn, a reclusive crime writer who unwittingly becomes the protagonist in a real-life thriller of his own.

Tickets for the four-minute VR experience are €2,50.

As the experience begins we quickly realise that we are in the flat of Peter Stillman and soon the man himself appears in front of us. whilst we listen to the dark and disturbing history of Peter's childhood unfold we slowly realise that not all is as it seems, is that Peter in front of us or simply a mirroring of our own reflection? In a story about identity, My Name is Peter Stillman makes us question who we really are in this fragile world.

Paul Auster in EYE

EYE also screens three films by Paul Auster: Smoke (April 1 and 9); The Inner Life of Martin Frost (April 2 and 6) and Blue in the Face (April 3 and 8). Jason Wood will give a film lecture about Paul Auster as an author, scriptwriter and filmmaker - and about the adaptations of his work for theatre and VR.

Virtual reality by 59 Productions, www.59productions.co.uk, commissioned by The SpacePartner van Xtended: Beam Systems.

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Director

Lysander Ashton

Production year

2017

Country

GB

Original title

Xtended: My Name is Peter Stillman

Length

20 min.

Part of

Xtended

Virtual Reality productions are an increasingly important element of the contemporary film experience. Eye has created a new programme, Xtended, to focus on VR. In Xtended, you’re not confronted with the flat surface of a film screen. You move around virtually in 3D through a designed space that surrounds and immerses you on all sides.

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