October 30, 2018 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Skybound Entertainment’s virtual reality horror series Delusion: Lies Within will debut on Samsung VR Video starting November 2, 2018. Jon Braver wrote and directed the series, which premiered earlier this year at Overlook Film Festival. It also screened at DTLA Film Festival, as a part of an interactive experience in collaboration with Samsung Electronics America.
Delusion: Lies Within is based on Jon Braver’s 2014 immersive experience of the same name, co-written by Peter Cameron and produced by Braver’s LA-based interactive theatrical company Delusion. Set in 1947 in the American South, the series follows two rabid fans of a missing author as they set out to reclaim their beloved novelist from her literary nightmare come to life. Witty Acronym serves as a production partner on the VR series.
“Jon Braver’s vision for Delusion: Lies Within brings to life truly captivating storytelling in VR, and we’re excited to share his story with a larger audience,” said Rachel Skidmore, Vice President of Emerging Platforms at Skybound. “Samsung VR Video is an ideal partner to spread an immersive experience such as Delusion further than the capacity of a theatrical event, and we’re thrilled to be working with the team again.”
“Samsung VR Video is thrilled to team up with Skybound Entertainment again — this time bringing Jon Braver’s Delusion: Lies Within to global audiences. In the immersive adaptation of his wildly successful theater piece, Jon’s superb storytelling combined with the studio’s excellent live-action capture and special effects are exemplary of what virtual reality desires in long-form, episodic content today,” said Yoon Lee, Senior Vice President of Content and Services at Samsung Electronics America.
The episodic story will offer a cinematic adventure following various characters through their dark journey, offering a unique perspective on immersive storytelling. Viewers will be able to purchase the series on Samsung VR Video for $4.99.
Skybound and Samsung previously partnered together for the distribution of Gone, the first-ever scripted virtual reality series from Samsung.
You can view a trailer for Delusion: Lies Within below: