Yorkshire and Humber production companies supercharge Virtual Production knowledge with new scheme

The Screen Industries Growth Network (SIGN) has partnered with Prox & Reverie and Screen Yorkshire to support three Yorkshire and Humber based TV and film production companies – Bridgeway Films, Cosmos Films, and CurleyVision – to increase their knowledge of Virtual Production (VP) through a free to access scheme, Remote Control.

Remote Control is designed and produced in partnership with VP experts Prox & Reverie, a next-generation immersive media, product development and technology company. The three project teams will make use of Prox & Reverie’s Forge facility in Doncaster, which offers a wide range of immersive technologies and expertise, and remote collaboration through virtual reality headsets and tools.

The scheme will support the three companies to bring real time technologies into their projects and drive forward to adoption of new workflows and creative approaches in TV and film production. It will also allow them to develop a critical understanding of the creative and commercial value of VP.

Led by BAFTA winning, Oscar nominated producer Chris Hees, Bridgeway Films is a Hull based production company working within live-action, animation and agile content. Through the Remote Control scheme, they will identify where VP can enhance their next feature film, Hitchhikers, and how to work both creatively and efficiently with the technology on set.

Producer Thea Burrows, who participated in the first cohort of the SIGN funded FLEX programme with Screen Yorkshire, established Cosmos Films as a vehicle to tell unique stories with universal appeal. Their goal with Remote Control is to develop a story concept into a selection of assets which is underpinned by a practical knowledge of VP technology.

CurleyVision is a York based independent production company founded and led by Chris Curley, producing comedy and entertainment television formats. They will explore new game show formats that make use of real-time performance capture technology.

Remote Control is a SIGN funded project.