THE VR TEAM
Originally from Israel, Yael gained her experience in Virtual Reality as the house editor in InceptionVR, a VR content and distribution company with branches in L.A, London and Tel Aviv. She finished her bachelor degree with honours in Cinema and Communication from Seminar Hakibutzim College in Tel Aviv. Her short film “Awakening” was nominated in Haifa International Film Festival 2013, and her play “The story of Yalla and Rega” won the writer’s award in Haifa International Children's Theatre Festival 2015.
After writing and creating for cinema and theatre, Yael was fascinated by VR as a totally new medium through which she could tell stories and engage audiences. She wrote a VR fictional series "Spotlight Effect" and is currently under production to be published at the end of 2019. Since her relocation to Toronto, Yael has been working as a VR editor and VR consultant for various Toronto based companies and teaches workshops on storytelling in Virtual Reality for students in Toronto.
Ryan Whitehead is Creative Director & VR Supervisor, responsible for driving and shaping creative top VR projects, including 60 Minutes Gorilla Doctors, multiple series’ for CBS Sports, and Taylor Swift’s Emmy-Award-Winning “Blank Space Experience,” the first spherical video project ever to be awarded an Emmy.
An award-winning VR pioneer, Ryan holds five VR Emmy Award Nominations and has picked up multiples Cannes Lions, Clios, and Webby awards. He has helped spearhead and guide the VR industry, and has always been active in supporting the community. Ryan has brought more than a decade of spherical video experience to interactive projects for over 100 of the world’s most prominent brands, including Audi, Samsung, NFL, Bad Robot, Disney and Nike.