Touching Heaven, Australia's first film made for multi-screen panaromaic movie format, Barco Escape, is set to premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California. .
Written and directed by Simon Lee, produced by Carolyn Starkey and starring Matt Doran (The Matrix, Star Wars - Attack.of the Clones), Touching Heaven is 'a contemporary Icarus story' exploring themes of entrapment, escape and loss..
The five and a half minute short film contrasts sequences that literally trap the audience between scenes of a gridlocked cityscape with panoramic aerial sequences that occupy all three screens..
Shooting took place January in and around Sydney and also with a wingsuit cinematography team in the skies above Torquay, Victoria.
Lee said the intersection of technology and storytelling was rich with creative possibilities.
.It.s fantastic to have the opportunity to work with this innovative format and I.m looking