Spots Of Light
2023 | 14min' VR Documentary
"Spots of Light" is an immersive VR documentary that takes viewers into the extraordinary journey of Dan Layani, who as a young soldier tragically lost his sight in combat in 1982. Despite facing this life-altering setback, Dan propelled himself forward as he pursued his education, found love, and raised four children. After 25 years of living in darkness, a miraculous opportunity presented itself for Dan to undergo an experimental surgery to bring back his sight. With his vision restored, Dan was able to behold his beloved wife and his four children, for the very first time. However, the story takes an unexpected turn.
Guided by Dan's own heartfelt narration, "Spots of Light" takes the user on an introspective journey through pivotal moments in his life. These moments are depicted through family archives transformed into ethereal particle environments that envelop the user, creating a mesmerizing and meditative experience into Dan's view of his world.
Director - Adam Weingrod
Produced by - Sean Thomas Evans & Kobi Mizrahi
Art Direction / VR Supervisor - Oury Atlan
Lead VR Developer - Jumana Saad
2023 | Venice Film Festival (Venice Immersive, In competition) | Italy