Emmy award winning and Oscar-nominated, Pearl, is a 360 VR story that follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country in their beloved hatchback, chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love—and about finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.

Pearl, produced as both a theatrical film and a 360 VR story, is a linear narrative with different audience experiences. In the theatrical adaptation, the camera and pacing are directed and authored, while the 360 VR piece allows the audience agency over the narrative. Produced by Google Spotlight Stories, Pearl is one of the first stories to be told in both theaters and VR.
Patrick Osborne, Produced by Nexus Productions & Google Spotlight Stories
Patrick Osborne created and directed the Academy Award–winning short film Feast for Disney, and served as animation supervisor on the Academy Award–winning shorts Paperman and Big Hero 6. After Disney, Osborne created and directed the groundbreaking VR film Pearl for Google Spotlight Stories; it premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Pearl is the first VR film to be released on five different platforms, from mobile to high-end headset, and has been called the best VR cinematic experience by The Verge in 2016. Currently, Osborne is directing Nimona for Fox and Battling Boy for Paramount and Plan B. He created and is executive producer on the recently ordered comedy for ABC, Imaginary Mary.