Film phase: Completed
A virtual experience that transforms you into a rainforest tree. With your arms as branches and body as the trunk, you experience the tree’s growth from a seedling into its fullest form and witness its fate firsthand.
ABOUT THE DIRECTORS
Tree is co-directed by Milica Zec and Winslow Porter.
Milica Zec is a film and virtual reality director, editor, producer, and screenwriter. Her debut VR film, Giant, has been a highlight of film and new media festivals including Sundance New Frontier and Cannes’ NEXT Programme. Based on real events, “Giant” has been critically lauded as an example of VR’s incredible potential to encapsulate the human experience. Prior to creating Giant, Milica collaborated with the performance artist Marina Abramovic for nine years, including on her seminal show, The Artist is Present at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Milica has also written and directed the films Marina Abramovic Presents MACCOC (Venice Biennale 2011) and a music video for the Antony and the Johnsons song, “Christina’s Farm.” Milica is a graduate of The University of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, Serbia and SCPS NYU. Since 2015, she has been a member of NEW INC, the New Museum’s art, technology, and design incubator in New York City.
Winslow Porter is a Brooklyn-based film and virtual reality director, producer, and creative technologist. Winslow has always been fascinated with the possibilities of how the intersection of art and technology can elevate storytelling. After beginning his career as a film editor and modern dance composer, Winslow attended NYU Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) and delved into the world of creative technology soon thereafter. Winslow’s previous work includes interactive experiences for Google, Delta, Diesel, TED, Merrel, and Wired. While at Carbon Pictures in 2014, Winslow produced the Tribeca Film Festival Transmedia Award-winning documentary CLOUDS. Since 2015, he has also sustained a membership at NEW INC. He now has six years of experiential work under his belt, and Tree is his sixth VR project.