ADRIAN RASHAD DRISCOLL
“Social Alchemist, VR Nerd, Executive Troublemaker"
From the small city of Barstow CA, (yeah, the pit stop on the way to Vegas) ADRIAN RASHAD DRISCOLL followed his dream of becoming a professional actor and moved to Los Angeles. Shortly after that he was woken up. After 6 years of great weather and bad traffic, he now makes his living as a filmmaker and VR consultant. He has had the privilege of working with large studios and amazing companies to produce great VR titles and experiences. In addition, Adrian works with the EAST school program on multiple VR projects that are more geared towards education and medical research. His goal is to focus on the deeper side of VR and MR and to destroy the stigma of “VR being just for gamers.” French Fries are the key to his heart.
STEVEN SCHARDT (WRITER/DIRECTOR) is an independent filmmaker. His producing credits include Humpday (Sundance 2009, Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2009), The Oregonian (Sundance 2011), Your Sister’s Sister (Toronto 2011, Sundance 2012), Touchy Feely (Sundance 2013), and Men Go to Battle (Tribeca 2015). He wrote and directed the short Cavalier (SXSW 2013), and co-wrote and co-directed the film Treatment (Tribeca 2012) with Sean Nelson.
More recently, he collaborated with Seattle artists Zoe Scofield & Juniper Shuey on a dance piece for dome and 360, Experiments Nos. 1-3, and Will Oldham a.k.a. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy on two music experiences in VR. Auto is his first narrative film in VR; it premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and played at NEXT in Cannes. He is a graduate of Harvard College and lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
His next project is a speculative fiction series for mobile, VR and AR.
David Betteridge is an experienced Director, Producer & Cinematographer with over 35 international awards and festival nominations, for advertising, branded content, documentaries, short films and most recently 360 video.
Unlike many in the world of 360 who come from technical backgrounds, he brings a strong sense of narrative and a defined visual authorship to his work, drawing on his experience as a visual artist, storyteller and filmmaker. This experience is backed up by a strong technical knowledge of all aspects of 360 video and VR learned over the last four years as Creative Director and 360 Director at London’s premium 360 video production company Citizen360.TV