Set in the near future, Mark Redman leads a double life: one in rural Colorado, where he takes care of his disabled cowboy father and tends to their family ranch; another in virtual reality, where he builds epic worlds and has found romance as a gay man. But the truth has a way of getting out, and when it does, will Mark be accepted for who he is?
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
LIFE RENDERED was the recipient of an Epic Megagrant. Epic Games is the architect behind Unreal Engine, the world’s leading 3-D creation software. Unreal Engine has been utilized on major film and television projects including The Mandalorian and Game of Thrones to bring their fantastical worlds to life with stunning realism. The film team used Unreal Engine to build the expansive, vibrant virtual worlds seen in LIFE RENDERED.
For the virtual scenes, the LIFE RENDERED production team used the latest motion capture technology to film the actors’ performances while they piloted their characters’ digital avatars. They also used a custom-designed virtual camera system, complete with virtual anamorphic lenses, to film the scenes — accomplishing a first-of-its-kind virtual production.
EVIL MONSTER DOG
In association with
NEON SHEEP PICTURES
COUNTER PUNCH STUDIOS
Motion Capture: RYOT
VR VFX, Animation: Counterpunch and Virtuous
OPTICAL VFX and TEXT: Milkhaus
IN ASSOCIATION WITH EVIL MONSTER DOG / NEON SHEEP PICTURES / RYOT/ COUNTER PUNCH STUDIOS “LIFE RENDERED”
STARRING OWEN TEAGUE LUCE RAINS ARMEN TAYLOR CASEY ANDREE DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY ANTON FRESCO EDITOR CHAD HERSCHBERGER MUSIC BY ALEXIS GRAPSAS PRODUCTION DESIGNER SAVANNA JOHNSON MATTHEW CERVANTES COSTUME DESIGNER EMILY CHOI PRODUCERS JAKE SALLY PATRICK HACKETT ERIC DAY JONATHAN SCHWARTZ EMMA NEEDELL EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS NICOLE ROMANO KAREN DUFILHO MILES PERKINS OWEN TEAGUE CO-WRITTEN BY RYAN BARTON WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY EMMA NEEDELL
POST-PRODUCTION SERVICES PROVIDED BY MILKHAUS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CATHY TREKLOFF EDITOR CHAD HERSCHBERGER ASSISTANT EDITOR PATRICK HUBER COLORIST DAVE KRAHLING COMPOSITING AND ADDITIONAL ANIMATION JAMES DURÉE