Даррен Эмерсон

Darren Emerson

Director, producer and co-founder of London production companies VR City and East City Films.

His first VR film “Witness 360: 7/7” was selected in competition at IDFA Doc Lab in 2015, the inaugural Kaleidoscope VR Festival and has played at many high profile festivals including Cannes, One World Humanitarian Film Festival, Docville, Docaviv, as well as being part of the MIT Virtually There conference and exhibition in 2016.

The VR documentary “Indefinite” won the first ever VR commission by Sheffield Doc/Fest, and was supported by UK Arts Council and The Site Gallery.  It has since been featured in the New York Times Op-Docs VR app, as well as touring festivals globally.

Darren also directs live action VR for commercial and broadcast clients such as BBC, ITV, MTV, and The National Theatre.

Darren is a passionate advocate of VR story-telling and has been invited to speak at VR Labs at CPH:DOX, IDFA Doc Lab, BFI Future Film Fund, I-docs, EDEF, the One World Humanitarian Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Dubai International Film Festival, the Berlinale and Cannes.

Selected VR Filmography:

“Witness 360: 7/7” (2015)
“The Life RX” (2016)
“Indefinite” (2016)
“No Small Talk” (2016)
“Welcome to Laphroaig” (2017)
“Junior” (2017)
“The King of Infinite Space” (2017)
“The Rich List” (2017)