GLIMPSE is a highly emotive, visual feast set in the imaginative mind of a heartbroken panda named Herbie (voiced by Taron Egerton), who has recently broken up with his deer girlfriend Rice (Lucy Boynton). Herbie is an illustrator and through his art we delve back through the memories of his relationship from the heart-breaking end to the beautiful beginning.

GLIMPSE is written and directed by filmmaking duo Benjamin Cleary and Michael O’Connor. In 2015, Cleary wrote, directed and edited his first short film Stutterer, which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short. His upcoming release, feature film Swan Song, stars Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris and Glenn Close. O’Connor is an XR writer, director and producer who has worked on flagship video games such as Donkey Kong Country and Super Smash Brothers. GLIMPSE is his directorial debut.


XR@Annecy 2022 – Cristal For the Best VR Work
Cannes XR 2022 – Best VR Interactive Experience
Sandbox 2021 – Best Immersive Art

Writer and Director: Benjamin Cleary and MIchael O’Connor (Mr Kite) 

Producers: Lee Harris (Electric Skies) and Corentin Lambot (Albyon)

Composer: Julianna Barwick

UX Designer: Alison Crank

Sound Design: James Latimer

Art Director: Bambou Kenneth

Technical Director: Gael Chaize