In 2017, VR Gorilla followed a team of scientists and divers to create a film on their quest to study Indonesia’s iconic manta rays and Komodo dragons, and how plastic pollution is threatening their survival. The film, which is a Watermen Project, VR Gorilla and Blend Media collaboration, takes you on an incredible journey through the waters and islands of Komodo National Park; a unique ecosystem situated in the Indonesian archipelago.
World record freediver and Ocean Explorer William Winram, together with his protégé marine biologist Lukas Müller, go to extreme lengths to show you the beauty of the park and some of its iconic inhabitants, including the deadly Komodo Dragon and the giant Reef Manta Ray. During their dives they assist Nat Geo’s “Queen of Mantas” Andrea Marshall Andrea Marshall who is researching the manta ray population in the Park.
This project would not have existed were it not for Dr. Andrea Marshall from the Marine Megafauna Foundation and her generous donor who put her boat at the service of the oceans in this project.
The film can now be viewed in full on the following platforms:
Oculus Quest 1 and 2 : https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/3793613860696947/
Oculus Rift: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/4144174098940074/