On January 13th 2018, 1.4m people across Hawai’i received an SMS from the state’s Emergency Management Agency:
BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
In the minutes that followed, they were forced to confront existential questions that had been unthinkable just moments before: where could they go for shelter? What would remain of their communities if they survived a nuclear blast? How could they explain to their children why we live in a world where such unimaginable destruction was possible? And how could their own Government continue to pursue nuclear policies that threaten the entire global population every day?
By the time FEMA managed to retract the incorrect warning message, it was too late to pretend that normality would resume. Their collective experience had laid bare the growing threat that nuclear weapons pose to the world. In the words of Kauai resident Cynthia Lazaroff, ‘Nothing happened, but everything changed’.
SIGGRAPH 2022 – 2022 VR Theater Best In Show
NewImages 2022 – Special VR Award
SXSW 2022 – Winner XR Experience Competition
Producers and partners
Archer’s Mark, Atlas V, Novelab, Games for Change, Princeton University SGS,
CNC, Région Occitanie, VR for Good, ARTE France, BFI “Lottery Fund”, BFI Diversity Standards
Producers Arnaud Colinart, Jo-Jo Ellison, Mike Brett, Steve Jamison
Coproducer Kurban Kassam
Executive Producers Arnaud Seidenwurm, Yelena Rachitsky, Colum Slevin, Marianne Lévy-Leblond, Heidelinde Blumers, Lizzie Francke, Alexander Glaser, Tamara Lilinoe Patton, Susanna Pollack
Creators Mike Brett, Steve Jamison, Arnaud Colinart, Pierre Zandrowicz
Screenplay Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Mike Brett, Steve Jamison
Based on Bobby Krlic
Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Cynthia Lazaroff, Angie Anderson, Bruce Allyn, Jacqueline Branner, Tamara Lilinoe Patton, Audrey Branner, Mark Branner, Wendy Awai-Dakroub, Daniel Ellsberg, Mitsuko Heidtke, Ray Acheson, Cassie Favreau-Chung, Ara Laylo
Joe Biutanaseva, Tori Biutanaseva, Lilibet Biutanaseva, Litiana Biutanaseva, Talei Biutanaseva, Bobby Bray, Elijah Dallen, Ariana David, Robin Dass, Panda, Marcella Edgecombe-Craig, Daniel Egham, Donna Ground, Shala Haruko Iwaskow, Lisa Ioane, Emily Mele, Josephine Mafi, Steve Mafi, Steveni Mafi, Geneva Mafi, Damon Mele, Deborah Paramore, Jemina Paramore, Sarah Pearn, Sumire Tateno Woods, Lois Troutt, Lorelie Winterfrost, Aurelia Winterfrost, Murray Winterfrost, Clive Warbrick