Félix & Paul Studios’ Latest Immersive Virtual Reality Experience - INSIDE THE BOX OF KURIOS™-Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil

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Félix & Paul Studios' latest immersive virtual experience - INSIDE THE BOX OF KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil - launches on Samsung GearVR Innovator Editions for GALAXY NOTE 4 and GALAXY S 6 smartphones. Now available on Oculus VR Store

INSIDE THE BOX OF KURIOS-Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil

For this virtual reality experience, we teamed up with Cirque du Soleil and created an ambitious and imaginative show - for a single spectator

Montréal-based Félix & Paul Studios, a leading producer of cinematic live-action virtual reality content, today announced that its latest VR production, the groundbreaking virtual reality experience INSIDE THE BOX OF KURIOS™ - Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil, is now available to viewers via the Oculus Store on Samsung’s Gear VR Innovator Editions for the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S 6. This unique ten-minute virtual reality experience - a coproduction between Félix & Paul Studios and Cirque du Soleil Média in partnership with Samsung for the launch of the new Gear VR virtual reality headset for the Galaxy S 6 - puts the viewer in the midst of a fantastical 3D world full of acrobats, jugglers and unusual curiosity acts. The Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus, is now available for purchase at Best Buy stores nationwide and online at BestBuy.com and Samsung.com.

“We’re excited to team with Félix & Paul Studios and Cirque du Soleil Média to bring the stunning cinematic virtual reality experience INSIDE THE BOX OF KURIOS™ - Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil to a broad range of consumers through the Gear VR Innovator Edition for Note 4 and Galaxy S6,” said Nicholas DiCarlo, vice president and general manager of immersive products and virtual reality at Samsung Electronics America. “Working with our partners Oculus and Best Buy, Gear VR users will experience the magic of Cirque du Soleil in an immersive way unlike anything they have ever experienced before”.

With INSIDE THE BOX OF KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil, Cirque du Soleil Média and Félix & Paul Studios have created an original virtual reality experience that immerses the viewer in a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients viewers’ senses and challenges their perceptions. Just like the theatrical version of KURIOS, INSIDE THE BOX OF KURIOS transports the viewer into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. The virtual reality version allows anyone with a Samsung Gear VR and compatible Samsung smartphone to immerse themselves in a world that is an ingenious blend of unusual curiosity acts and stunning acrobatic prowess, showing that anything is possible through the power of imagination.

“For this virtual reality experience, we teamed up with Cirque du Soleil and created an ambitious and imaginative show - for a single spectator. We want to take our audience of one on a journey that's really unique, emotionally vibrant, and filled with moments of humor, surreal wonder and fantasy,” said Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, co-founders of Félix & Paul Studios, who co-directed this experience with Michel Laprise, director of the theatrical version of Kurios.

INSIDE THE BOX OF KURIOS takes full advantage of Félix & Paul Studios’ proprietary VR production platform, including stereoscopic 360° recording and processing technology.

About Félix & Paul Studios

Félix & Paul Studios is a virtual reality content and technology innovator focused on the creation of cinematic, highly immersive live-action virtual reality experiences. Led by directors and visual artists Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, the Montreal-based studio has developed a proprietary platform for 3D 360° virtual reality filming, audio recording and production, as well as a unique, pioneering and in-depth approach to the new art of virtual reality storytelling. The studio’s creations set the highest quality standards in the industry and offer viewers a fully immersive sense of presence, time and space yet to be achieved on any other media platform. Félix & Paul Studios is backed by leading investors and advisors in the visual arts, entertainment and high tech industries.

For more information, please visit http://www.felixandpaul.com, like the studio on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/felixandpaul and follow them @felixandpaul.

Read and follow warnings and instructions with the Headset before use. The Headset should be calibrated before each use. Not for use by children under 13. A virtual reality experience may trigger health reactions. See a doctor before use if you have a history of seizures. Stop use if you experience health reactions.

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