Blind Vaysha VR
This short VR films allows viewers to make a visceral connection with Vaysha, a young girl born with a left eye that sees only the past and a right eye that sees only the future. Like a terrible curse, Vaysha’s split vision prevents her from inhabiting the present. Blinded by what was and tormented by what will be, she remains trapped between two irreconcilable temporalities.

In this metaphoric tale of timeless wisdom and beauty, based on the eponymous short story by Georgi Gospodinov, filmmaker Theodore Ushev reminds us of the importance of keeping our sights on the present moment.
Theodore Ushev
Born in Bulgaria, Theodore Ushev made a name for himself as a poster artist before settling in Montreal in 1999. With Vertical (2003), Sou (2004), and Demoni (2012), Ushev solidified his reputation by exploring new content-delivery platforms. Lipsett Diaries (2010), narrated by Xavier Dolan, examined the pioneering work and tragic destiny of Canadian filmmaker Arthur Lipsett. He followed it up with Nightingale in December (2011), Joda (2012), Third Page from the Sun (2014), and Blood Manifesto (2014). His latest project, Blind Vaysha (2015), is a philosophical tale about the importance of living in the moment.