“Lawnmower Man” Director Brett Leonard Shooting Scripted Vr Series “Hollywood Rooftop”

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“Lawnmower Man” Director Brett Leonard Shooting Scripted Vr Series “Hollywood Rooftop”
The director whose 1992 cult film The Lawnmower Man helped bring virtual reality to the cinematic mainstream is working on a new project that he hopes will spark a new wave of Vr storytelling.

Brett Leonard’s latest endeavor, Hollywood Rooftop, is a scripted project that’s being shot simultaneously as a 10-episode virtual reality FragFilm and as a traditional 2D feature film. It combines aspects of movie-making — a character- and dialogue-driven narrative — with the 360-degree spatial language of Vr.

“What John Cassavetes did when the handheld camera came out, I believe we can have with Vr,” Leonard said in an interview with Deadline.

Hollywood Rooftop chronicles a group of talented young up-and-coming actors. They share their challenges, loves, failures and successes as they all try to “make it” in Hollywood.

Written by Mona Lisa Moru, who also will join the ensemble of young up-and-comers, the film features a cast of mostly European actors,
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