Watch the First Trailer for We Met in Virtual Reality

Later this month, audiences will see the first movie filmed entirely in Virtual Reality. Every scene within We Met in Virtual Reality will be from the VR perspective, using the popular software VR Chat. The HBO documentary will follow several communities within the VR world and their challenges through the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The movie is shot in real-time, in true documentary style, revealing the growing nature of virtual worlds and how we connect to each other during a time when most people were in isolation. The film promises to document the story of people falling in love, experiencing loss, and unexpected connections. The trailer, revealed exclusively from IGN, can be found below.

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In the trailer, we see people playing pool, wedding ceremonies, dance classes, roller coasters, and Jurassic Park-themed tours. In addition, IGN provides a complete synopsis for the film.

The film follows Jenny, an American Sign Language (ASL) teacher, dedicated to building a welcoming community for deaf and hard of hearing VR Chat users, and two long distance couples growing their relationships in VR as they prepare to meet physically – DustBunny; a fitness dance instructor building a career in social VR dance classes and her partner, Toaster; and DragonHeart & IsYourBoi, a couple who met through an exotic VR dance community where they are both performers.

We Met in Virtual Reality promises to be a film unlike any other, blending the troubles of everyday life into a virtual world. The documentary releases on July 27th on HBO and is available to stream on HBO Max.

Who’s Involved with We Met in Virtual Reality

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We Met in Virtual Reality is directed by Joe Hunting, marking the film as his feature directorial debut. Despite the lack of experience in the industry, the movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and currently holds a 95% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes with 19 reviews. There are currently no known cast members within the documentary, preferring to go by their online aliases such as DustBunny, DragonHeart, IsYourBoi, Toaster, and Jenny.

Charlotte Cook, Kathryn Everett, and Bryn Mooser are executive producers, with Harley Hessel acting as associate producer. Hunting will also produce the film. We Met in Virtual Reality has been nominated for the Canon Award for Best Cinematography, The Grand Prix Bank Millennium Award, and the NEXT: WAVE Award.

You can prepare to be virtually transported to another reality, only on HBO and streaming on HBO Max, on July 27th.