Game software developer, Unity, is becoming a force in the future of filmmaking and storytelling. Neill Blomkamp—director of District 9—is using Unity to make his next film, The Mirror. This is the sequel to their award winning short film, Adam.
In this piece Blomkamp speaks about its impact on his filmmaking process.
“It’s very different, but the principles are the same. From a directing perspective, it lets you focus only on the creative stuff that you’re making. You don’t have to worry about the logistics.”
Creative freedom is great, but there's more. Filmmakers can render films in VR, and Blomkamp feels that the cost of making these films will drop with tools like Unity. They even released the assets from Adam for free to creatives to make use of. Whatever the benefits and challenges, seeing these trailers and films alone is enough to tell this is going to be huge.