Virtual virtual reality (VVR) is a two hour narrative game that directly responds to contemporary issues and debates around how the advancement of A.I. and VR are shaping our society and the way we work: gig economy, virtual labor, outsourcing. The game playfully winks at the lines between simulation/real, prefab/free will and human/artificial.
VVR was created by Indie studio Tender Claws with the support of Google Daydream.
Google Play Awards 2017 Best VR Experience
Raindance Film Festival 2017 Best Mobile Interactive Experience
Waiting (Scenes from a lonely planet)
Currently in post-production, Waiting (Scenes from a lonely planet) is a 360° music video shot with the GoPro Odyssey and produced by JoltVR
Etiénne (360° sci-fi short)
Originally commissioned for the Art Exhibit THE FUCHUR: A 22nd Century Cultural Retrospective hold at the Think Tank Gallery in DTLA, Étienne is a 360- degree short that puts the viewer in first person point of view as an observer in a park where not so ordinary things start to happen; at the end the viewer discovers he is not just an observer.
Shot and directed by Tanya Leal-Soto and Charles Newman
The Wicked Kind (360° music video)
The Wicked Kind is a 360 VR Music Experience inspired by the cult classic Tron for the Cuban-American Rock band Aloud.
Film, TV and Documentaries
Tanya started working in Films in Mexico City and ten years ago moved to Los Angeles to work for Academy Award winner Actor Forest Whitaker's production company where she oversaw multiple projects from development to post production.
Independently, Tanya produced the award-winning documentary Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch and last summer, she directed a sci-fi short called “The Salt Fields" which was part of the official selection of the Raw Science Film Festival 2016.
Currently, Tanya is co-writing a 10 episode series for Televisa Foundation, that has the goal of raising awareness among young Latinas and their families about opportunities and careers in technology.
Stage & Puppetry
Tanya has produced and directed several stage performances, experimental pieces and, her favorite, puppet and marionette shows. Most recently she co-created "E is for Edward" a piece performed at the Edwardian Ball 2016 at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.
PEDALBUMP aka Pedal Powered Bumper cars, was an interactive installation taken to Burning Man from 2013 to 2015 under a big top tent.
Created by: Tanya Leal Soto
Pedalbump Team: Zak Knight, Kevin Bourque, Sarah Firefly, Shawn ChikAdee
Special Thanks to everyone at The Red Nose District