We Met in Virtual Reality – The first documentary filmed entirely in Virtual Reality

the first feature-length documentary, filmed entirely in virtual reality, tells stories of love, loss, and unexpected connection within the world of VR.

“We Met in Virtual Reality” is a 2022 documentary film directed and written by Joe Hunting. The film takes place entirely within the video game VRChat and explores the social relations developed by the users of the platform during the pandemic and how their lives were changed by their time on the platform. The film captures the excitement and surprising intimacy of a burgeoning cultural movement, demonstrating the power of online connection in an isolated world. The documentary features several unique communities within VRChat, and through observational scenes captured in real-time, it examines the benefits of immersive escapism, the sociology of such spaces, and the human experience of an online world that may soon shape the future. The film premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and was released on HBO Max on July 27, 2022. The film has received positive reviews, with critics praising its visually striking approach and surprisingly poignant results.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Met_in_Virtual_Reality
[2] https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/we-met-in-virtual-reality-film-review-2022
[3] https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/we_met_in_virtual_reality
[4] https://variety.com/2022/film/reviews/we-met-in-virtual-reality-review-1235329455/
[5] https://www.imdb.com/title/tt16378482/

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