Kabaret premiered at IFFR, the International Film Festival Rotterdam in January 2023
An interactive VR-experience about coral’s synchronized reproduction and a lonely shrimp’s worries about the future.
Director, writer and designer: Gina Thorstensen
VR experience design, programmer and audio director: Milan Grajetzki
Programming, shading and 3D animation: Morten Andersen
Sound design and recording: Therese Næss Diesen
Music: Miracle Musical
Kabaret is an interactive VR experience about synchronized coral spawning, and a singing shrimp’s worries about the future. It’s a playful and explorative journey from the edge of our galaxy to the depths of our oceans. We strum out a chime on glowing phytoplankton, swim through a portal of seafood aspic – the titular “Kabaret”, a dish once popular in Norway – and are carried by the moon to a coral reef in mating season. But all is not well here. Can we help save the coral’s yearly spawning? Kabaret is part musical, part documentary and invites us to indulge our curiosity of the natural world, and reflect on our relationship to it.
With support from:
Kulturrådet – Fond for lyd og bilde
Den norske filmskolen