The challenge? Take a film full of sci-fi special effects and make it real.

After the success of our films for Cablelabs, The Internet & Television Association approached us to create a live event for 300 top tech and telecoms execs. Inspired by the film, it would explore how a tech-enhanced Near Future could become reality sooner than we think.

At Union Market in Washington D.C, we designed a transformational event. ‘Near Future Live’ combined expert speakers, onstage VR/AR demos, hands-on experiences, and live reinterpretations of our film.

Each reinterpretation brought the future into the room. The first combined live actors and onstage CGI in a hybrid performance. The second used a large transparent touchscreen to create the interface of the future. The third featured a hologram of Albert Einstein interacting live with the emcee…

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