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Google Spotlight Stories launch John Kahrs-directed ‘Age of Sail’

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This week Google has launched Age of Sail, Google Spotlight Stories’ latest multi-platform Virtual Reality (VR)/360° film, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker John Kahrs (Paperman). The theatrical version of the film is now available on the Google Spotlight Stories YouTube Channel, the 360°mobile version is now available via Google Play and iTunes and the VR versions on Steam and Viveport.

Set on the open ocean in 1900, Age of Sail is the story of William Avery (played by Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift and alone in the North Atlantic. When Avery reluctantly rescues a teen (played by Cathy Ang) who has mysteriously fallen overboard, Avery finds redemption and hope in his darkest hours

AGE OF SAIL made its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September and was produced in collaboration with Chromosphere and Evil Eye Pictures.The film was produced by David Eisenmann (Pearl, Son of Jaguar), and Gennie Rim (duet, June, Dear Basketball), and executive produced by Karen Dufilho and Jan Pinkava.

Google Spotlight Stories is the award-winning platform for immersive stories. Age of Sail is Spotlight’s fourth immersive short film project released this year, and its sixteenth to date.

Learn more about Google Spotlight Stories at

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Rob Munday
@skwigly @thenfb @bonobostudio Great interview. Really insightful.
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Tragic Magic 💀
@skwigly @thenfb @bonobostudio Watched it last night, what a wonderful piece of work. Such a great look to it.
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Dr. Bella Honess Roe
Stop motion + wool. The only that would make me happier is if it had chickens in it. Watch this - it's gorgeous.
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