Perhaps you’re familiar with virtual reality – you know, those headsets where you enter a digitally rendered alternate world. Oftentimes when we think of this concept, we envision technologically advanced jargon and visuals. German-born director and writer Saschka Unseld and filmmaker and dancer Lily Baldwin are changing this with the release of Through You. A gorgeous short film that blends dance, performance art, and elevated visual aesthetics, it is created to be viewed in its entirety in VR format.
The film is vibrant and sensual, exploring the concept of a love born, lived, burned and mourned. Dancers Joanna Kotze and Marni Thomas Wood, along with actor Amari Cheatom travel through time periods ranging from the 1970s to 2046 and beyond, exploring the question, “Can love be found again?” The result is heart-wrenching, emotional, and passionate.