Qualia is the first of its kind: a crime procedural in 360 degrees.
Imagine a mystery where you can be in the middle of the action. You control the camera and have the chance to spot clues and solve crimes a step ahead of the show’s detectives. At the end of each episode we are left with a cliffhanger and a question: what is the crucial clue that will lead us to the next big discovery?
The Qualia pilot is a self-contained 3 minute mystery. Launch the 360 player to see if you can figure out who done it!
Qualia was shot entirely with the SA360, Social Animal’s Hi-Def 360 camera rig, and plays in their player.
Social Animal specializes in interactive and engaging cinema-quality 360 experiences for commercial and creative applications. They build innovative technology that enables the creation and distribution of new formats of video. You can find them at http://socialanimal.tv/
CAST & CREW
Jesse Vigil - Writer/Director
Jesse Vigil is a writer, game designer, and filmmaker who is a twice-alumnus of the University of Southern California, completing his BA in Cinema-Television Production in 2003 and his MFA in Interactive Media in 2008. Jesse’s most recent game, an online CCG about high school civics, was featured at SIGGRAPH 2009, where he co-presented a paper on the design process.
Jeffrey Waldron - Director of Photography
Born in the United States, Jeffrey spent his formative years around the world, living in seven cities in four countries on three continents before graduating high school. His career in filmmaking began in animation, completing his first 16mm animated short at the age of ten. His passion for imagery gained further momentum in the years that followed, ultimately leading him to California.
He currently works as a freelance filmmaker, photographer, musician and entrepreneur in Los Angeles.
Jeannie Bolet - “Jordan Locksley”
Jeannie Bolét was born & raised in Liverpool, England to a Chinese Mother and Vietnamese/French father. From an early age, she was exposed to the heavy weight films of the day as her father often ignored the Rating on the front of the video tape, thus allowing a young Jeannie to experience the greatness of The Godfather(s), Raging Bull, Deer hunter, Goodfellas, Taxi Driver…. “I guess he was heavily into DeNiro, which would explain a few things!” Not to mention all the horrors that have had the honor to scare the hell out of her!
Before making the leap into acting, Jeannie studied Fashion at LJMU in England where she majored in Illustration. A career as a makeup artist followed but it wasn’t long before she took the plunge into acting and she hasn’t looked back since. Since moving to LA, Jeannie has worked on many shorts and independant films and is currently working on two of her own screenplays.