J.Lee Directs Justin Trudeau in VICE’s CUT-OFF Documentary

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CUT-OFF is a heartbreaking VR documentary capturing the stories of disenfranchised youths living in remote Indigenous communities in Canada. Occupied collaborated with Vice and visited places like Shoal Lake 40 in Manitoba, Alberta to create this compelling immersive experience on the dismal realities and shocking tragedies plaguing First Nations teens. A perpetual problem…

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J. Lee Speaks @ VIFF 2016

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Panel: VR as an Agent of Change - Immersive Documentaries and Political Media Chris Milk, Producer of United Nations’ VR documentary Clouds Over Sidra, believes VR is the ultimate empathy engine. “VR connects humans to other humans in a profound way. I’ve never before seen in any other form of media,...
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J. Lee Speaks @ TIFF 2016

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Documentary Meets Virtual Reality is a dynamic panel curated by Landon Zakheim, co-founder & CEO of Bottleneck Immersive. He is joined by Occupied’s J.Lee Williams; Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer at the Canadian Film Centre; Nyla Innuksuk, co-owner of Ainnguaq Productions; and Sabastian Sylwan, CTO & Creative Partner at Félix and Paul Studios to…

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J. Lee @ Banff World Media Festival 2016

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Panel – The Art of Storytelling with VR  J. Lee Williams joins Jacques Méthé, President of Cirque du Soleil Media; Randy Lennox, President of Entertainment Production & Broadcasting for Bell Media; and Patrick McGuire, head of content for VICE Canada in a compelling panel led by Philippe Zosier, Samsung’s Director of Content & Services. Each key speaker…

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Occupied @ Bestival June 2016

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Bestival Toronto 2016 Bestival Toronto is an eclectic 2-day music festival featuring a line-up from Grimes, The Cure to Toronto's Art Department. Themed 'THE SUMMER OF LOVE' this year, the attractions beyond the live music included an inflatable church, a Bollywood stage and a cosmic commune tent filled with trippy...
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Occupied @ VICE MuralFest Party

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The 11-day urban art celebration in Montreal's St-Laurent Boulevard swelled with talented and renowned mural artists. The public was treated with live works from artists like local Montreal creative Jason Botkin and Tel Aviv's Klone Yourself. Beyond the fresh coat of spray paint, the vibrant festival also included an art...
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J. Lee Speaks @ CMW Panel

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J.Lee Williams took part in Canadian Music Week to share his expertise on the potentials of merging future technologies with the music scene! The total of five nights amplified Toronto’s downtown core with live musical performances. An electrically charged week also comprising the economics, business and development of music. The spectrum of…

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Fezz Stenton Takes the Stage @ Mutek 2016

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Keynote & Case Studies 1: Fiction, Documentary, Journalism Mutek is an international festival of digital creativity and electronic music. With a new terrain of opportunities in virtual reality,  Mutek's VR Salon has created a platform of discussions, presentations and exhibitions between the various fields of the creative and technological industries....
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