A Monkeystack and Shackleton Epic Expedition production, Thin Ice VR is a 20-minute historical re-creation documentary VR experience presented by Tim Jarvis AM.
Working with Tim Jarvis AM since the project’s conception back in 2018, Monkeystack has produced Thin Ice VR – from sending the expedition team to Antarctica right through to creating the virtual environments ready to be discovered upon putting on a headset.
This film offers an unrivalled immersive experience that will leave viewers in no doubt about the devastating effect of climate change. This project fits right in the middle of our lens to produce positive social consciousness projects that entertain, engage and educate audiences. It also ties together our skills in storytelling, interactive, experiential, animation, live-action production and simulation.
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Thin Ice VR celebrated its world-premiere presented by the South Australian Museum and Adelaide Film Festival in November 2021, followed by its inaugural season at the Museum from November 2021 to February 2022.
Awards and achievements
Best Virtual Reality Short at Cannes World Film Festival April edition 2022
Special Award for Best in Australia (all categories) at Qld XR Festival 2022
Best in Virtual Reality (VR) Passive Immersive Experience at Qld XR Festival 2022
Best Sound for Interactive Media at Australian Screen Sound Guild 2021
In 1914, polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton led one of history’s greatest stories of leadership and survival; the ill-fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Over 100 years later we follow in the footsteps of Shackleton with Tim Jarvis AM, experiencing the adventure first-hand to see the effect climate change has had on the Antarctic region through immersive VR.
Thin Ice VR – A Monkeystack and Shackleton Epic Expedition Production
Major Partner: Torrens University Australia
Financed and developed with the assistance of: South Australian Film Corporation, Screen Australia and Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund
Supported by: Kathmandu, One Ocean Expeditions and Documentary Australia
Director: James Calvert
Executive Producers: Tim Jarvis AM, Justin Wight, Troy Bellchambers & Rhys Sandery