Manic VR

Explore the exuberant and chaotic worlds of an imagination haunted by bipolar disorder.

Guided by the compelling voices of Felicia and François who, for the past 3 years, have used their sister’s voice mail as their personal diary, the user will embark on a journey to decipher the whirlwind of mania, psychosis and depression. Through room-scale interaction and 3D animation, unearth the destabilizing effects of bipolarity – delve into the heightening of senses and the untamed imagination that accompanies this complex and mysterious condition.

This is a companion piece to the feature documentary film Manic by Kalina Bertin.

Total length: 10:30 min
Format: HTC Vive, Room-scale Real-Time interaction
Production: EyeSteelFilm and Dpt.


Directed by: Kalina Bertin
Produced by: Sandra Rodriguez, EyeSteelFilm_Creative Reality, Dpt.
Creative Direction: Kalina Bertin, Sandra Rodriguez, Fred Casia, Nicolas S. Roy (Dpt.)
UX Research and Design: Sandra Rodriguez.
Creative Coders: Josquin Zabka (Dpt.), Alexandre Bordereau (Dpt. Paul Georges, Dpt.)
3D Artist:Hugo Forget (Dpt.)
Original Music and Sound Design: David Drury
Narration Editor: Kalina Bertin, Alexandre Bordereau (Dpt. Paul Georges, Dpt.)
Dialogue Mixer: Cory Rizos