We did it! We have won a VR Expo award for Empire Soldiers VR.
The awards ceremony was held in Nottingham and it was a fantastic black tie affair. Our Artistic Director Paul scrubbed up well. We were nervous and excited to be there, then thrilled to come away as the winner of the Immersive Theatre Award.
We want to say a big Thank you to everyone who helped make Empire Soldiers VR happen. Big Thanks go to funder Arts Council England and commissioning partner Threshold Studios for believing in the project, without you guys it would still just be an idea.
Massive thanks go out to Karl Arthur aka Madu Messenger for his fantastic research, writing and creative contribution. Without Madu's passion and research we would never have started on our Empire Soldiers journey. Also shout-outs to Alphonso Christie, Mellow Baku and Sally Hossack for being part of the bigger team, you guys are great!
The whole MBD team is on cloud nine and loving seeing our shiny new award in the office!
So what's next? The team is now working on the second VR film in the Empire Soldiers series telling the stories of the South Asian Soldiers in WW1 and their families. Keep your eyes peeled for more information on the next instalment.