The free event is part of SESQUI’s National Tour, travelling coast to coast to coast in 2017
Halifax, May 31 – Today, SESQUI, a Canada 150 Signature Project, presents the East Coast premiere of the 360° film HORIZON at the Discovery Centre in Halifax. The event offers free screenings of the 22-minute immersive experience celebrating Canada’s 150th.
Created and captured with advanced 360° technology and filmed at 9K resolution, HORIZON is a soaring visual symphony, putting viewers in the centre of the action through an inspiring showcase of Canadian creative expression. Filmed in all 10 provinces and 3 territories and combining both urban and natural landscapes, HORIZON draws upon artistic inspiration from the Canadian cultural mosaic.
“SESQUI is about bringing people together in the communities where they live to celebrate our country and share in our culture of creativity,” said Joanne Loton, SESQUI Executive Producer. “We are excited to connect with Canadians in Halifax and across the country and offer a new and inspiring way to see and understand Canada.”
Audiences can enjoy free screenings of HORIZON at the Discovery Centre again on June 21, as one of many locations screening the film. Through the cinematic dome tour, fixed-dome theatres, pop-up dome events and VR exhibitions, audiences across Canada can experience HORIZON and other SESQUI programs. The film is also available through SESQUI’s mobile app, MERIDIAN VR, available on iOS and Android.
HORIZON is directed by Drew Lightfoot and produced by Jen Scott with Executive Producers Joanne Loton and Andrea Stewart. The film was made possible through support from the Government of Canada and from various technology, equipment, production and other public partners across the country.
ABOUT SESQUI – THE FUTURE IS ALL AROUND US™
With a vision to see and understand Canada in new and inspiring ways: SESQUI is a revolutionary 360° cinematic journey into the heart of Canada. SESQUI aims to engage millions of Canadians through its full dome and virtual reality content, online activities and learning programs that showcase the best in Canadian arts and innovation. SESQUI is a Canada 150 Signature Initiative poised to lead celebrations in Canadian communities this year. For more information, please visit www.SESQUI.ca and through our hashtag #SESQUI2017.
Hibaq Ali, Marketing Coordinator, SESQUI
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