- Robert Stromberg, co-founder + Chief Creative Officer
Jurassic World VR Expedition™ is an interactive cinematic virtual reality (VR) game that transports players to the visually stunning prehistoric jungles of Isla Nublar, where fans will engage in a film-inspired Jurassic World epic rescue adventure. Jurassic World VR Expedition makes its debut today at more than 100 Dave & Buster’s family entertainment centers, making it the biggest location-based VR launch to date. The VR game launches ahead of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom™, which arrives in theaters on June 22, 2018.
The VRC development team includes several Academy Award-winning and nominated animators, visual effects artists and technicians. Written and directed by James Lima, a multi-Emmy Award nominated visual effects artist, Jurassic World VR Expedition boasts a new approach to VR. Participants will be transported into the Jurassic World environment for a five-minute suspenseful, terror-filled expedition to rescue the dinosaurs who were freely roaming the island at the end of the 2015 Jurassic World film.
Jonas and Amy are two twins who couldn't be more different and sharing a small bedroom means free-spirited Amy and studious Jonas can’t help but get on each other’s nerves. But when a magical dog finds his way into their lives - they will experience a whole new reality.
Rukus leads the twins on a rollercoaster journey through a thrilling prehistoric world where it will take all of Amy’s athleticism, all of Jonas’s knowledge, and embracing each other’s differences to find their way back home.
Thoughtful storytelling, cutting edge technology, and unlimited imagination combine in this groundbreaking new franchise for a unique entertainment experience the whole family can enjoy.
Raising a Rukus is the first episode of the groundbreaking new franchise from the Academy Award Winning Production Designer of Avatar and the Director of Maleficent.
VRC (The Virtual Reality Company) is a content studio and production company that combines the best in narrative storytelling, technology, art and gaming to create compelling and immersive VR experiences for people around the world.
Founded in 2014 by four Hollywood veterans, (Robert Stromberg, Guy Primus, Chris Edwards and Joel Newton), VRC began with a team of award winning storytellers with a passion for innovation and a desire to explore a new way to share experiences and tell stories.
is the two-time Academy Award winner for production design (Avatar and Alice in Wonderland) and the Director of Disney’s Maleficent, which has made over $760 million in worldwide box office, the highest grossing directorial debut in history at the time of release. Robert’s proven vision and artistic capacity to create captivating imaginative worlds uniquely positions him to embrace the unique design challenges inherent in the immersive experience of VR. Robert is chairman of VRC's board of directors.
is the former Chief Operating Officer of Overbrook Entertainment, the film and television production company founded by actor/producer Will Smith and producer James Lassiter. He also co-founded and managed Tentpole Ventures for Smith, a seed-stage tech investment fund that focuses on consumer lifestyle companies and whose portfolio includes Pinterest, DogVacay, Fancy and Loom (acquired by Dropbox).
Prior to joining Overbrook, Guy was Director of Digital Media at Starbucks, where he co-created the popular "Pick of the Week" program. As Group Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft's MSN Entertainment, Guy earned the company an adtech award for his creation of "The Scenario" for Sprite. He also served as Vice President of Strategy & Planning for Blue Flame, the marketing and advertising agency founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs. Guy is a member of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board and chairman emeritus of the advisory board of Georgia Tech’s School of Industrial Engineering. He has also been honored as a "Captain of Industry" by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. Guy also serves on VRC’s Board of Directors.
is responsible for managing VRC’s worldwide business development programs, strategic partnerships, and distribution channels for premiere VR experiences and franchises.
Jason is an accomplished entertainment executive with more than 15 years of experience in the entertainment and digital media industries. Most recently, Jason was a partner at executive search firm Safire Partners, where he directed the effort to place top talent with leading companies in the gaming, VR, and entertainment industries. He also served on the senior leadership team at Playboy Enterprises heading up the Digital Ventures group, helping to nearly double revenue to more than $75 million.
Jason’s experience includes senior business development, sales and branding roles at Endemol Worldwide Brands, Agility Studios and FremantleMedia Enterprises. He is an advisor for several startups and is a regular speaker at gaming and digital entertainment industry events.
serves as the Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs and corporate secretary, managing all of the VRC’s legal and corporate matters and advising on issues relating to corporate strategy, policy, compliance, and risk management. Prior to joining VRC, Jessica worked as the Director of Legal Affairs for a beverage/IP start-up. Jessica began her career as an associate at the law firm of Best Best & Krieger. She graduated from Brooklyn Law School and received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is admitted to practice in California and New York. Jessica also serves on VRC’s Board of Directors.
Dr. Clough is President Emeritus of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He recently retired as the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Clough was president of Georgia Tech from 1994 to 2008, when he oversaw dramatic changes in the institute, including $1 billion in new construction. At the Smithsonian Clough was the driving force to digitize the entire archives of the Smithsonian, bringing the educational value of the institution to the world through the internet. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed him to the President's Council of Science and Technology. In 2004, Bush appointed him a member of the National Science Board.
James Newton Howard is one of the most popular and respected composers for cinema, and has scored over 100 films. Howard won a Grammy® for his film score for THE DARK KNIGHT and has received eight Academy Award nominations. Some of Howard's best known film scores include PRETTY WOMAN, THE PRINCE OF TIDES, THE FUGITIVE, KING KONG, BLOOD DIAMOND, THE HUNGER GAMES, and MALEFICENT.
Kevin Morrow has worked for nearly 30 years in the music industry as a talent manager, concert promoter and marketing executive. He was the President of Live Nation's New York division and previously worked as a Senior Vice President of Tours & Talent for House of Blues Entertainment nationwide. In addition to his roles with such distinguished companies, his accomplishments include acquiring acts for the Superbowl including artists ZZ Top, Blues Brothers and James Brown.
George Rose is founder of Suffolk Ventures, an investment vehicle in entertainment and technology companies. Since Suffolk Ventures was established, it has become an active player in seed stage and early stage investments in start up entities. The company holds a diversified portfolio of a dozen companies in various stages of growth. In addition to business interests, Mr. Rose also follows his long held interests in the effect of technology and entertainment on medical and social issues. In 2011, he started THE ROSE FAMILY FOUNDATION, a 501c3 charitable foundation committed to the exploration and promotion of the use of video game technology and know-how in education, medicine, and other areas of social impact.
Mr. Rose became Executive Vice President and Chief Public Policy Officer of Activision Blizzard in November 2009 and retired at the end of 2012 to pursue personal investment and consulting interests. Mr. Rose joined Activision Blizzard in July 1995 and held various positions of increasing responsibility within the Business and Legal Affairs Department from then until November 2009, including serving as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Activision Blizzard from April 2000 until September 2007. Prior to joining Activision Blizzard, Mr. Rose was in private practice in Los Angeles from 1986 to 1995. Mr. Rose holds a B.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
Laurent Scallie deeply passionate about VR and has dedicated his life to this medium since 1992. His accomplishments include founding and running, as CEO, 3 VR companies from Location Based Entertainment (LBE) VR to introducing, developing and fielding three generations of dismounted infantry military simulation systems to the U.S. Army. He was also a key catalyst behind the creation of Oculus. He was granted 3 patents in VR and has a couple more pending, designed VR hardware, middleware, software and VR content. Currently Founder and CEO of Red Pill VR, building the future of VR music visualization, he is also contributor to the VR Proto Awards and the Siggraph AR/VR contest as a judge.
Steven Spielberg is an American film director, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Widely considered one of the most influential filmmakers in cinematic history, Spielberg is the founder of the USC Shoah Foundation institute, as well as a co-founder of DreamWorks Studios. Having won the Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for SCHINDLER'S LIST and Best Director for SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, he is also known for such blockbusters as JURASSIC PARK, E.T.: THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL, and JAWS.