Felix & Paul Studios Wins EMMY® Award for Virtual Reality Experience “The People’s House - Inside the White House with Barack and Michelle Obama”

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Felix & Paul Studios, the leading creator of cinematic virtual reality experiences, has won an EMMY® award for Outstanding Original Interactive Program for “The People’s House - Inside the White House with Barack and Michelle Obama”.

The 22-minute virtual reality experience, produced in conjunction with Facebook and Oculus, was filmed over the course of five days in November and December 2016. Felix & Paul Studios previously won an EMMY award for Inside the Box of Kurios, a collaboration with Cirque du Soleil Media.

“We are extremely honored to receive an EMMY for ‘The People’s House’,” said Félix Lajeunesse, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Felix & Paul Studios. “As VR creators, it’s incredibly exciting to see cinematic virtual reality being recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and we are grateful to the Academy for the recognition.”

"The People’s House" takes viewers on an unprecedented exploration of the White House, with the President and First Lady as guides. Through an intimate, immersive visit, the viewer is given extraordinary access to explore the profound history of the White House that includes eight years of the Obama Administration and the defining events over the last two centuries. From sitting with the President in the Oval Office, to exploring the Situation Room, and experiencing a special moment with the First Lady in the Old Family Dining Room, "The People’s House” offers personal memories and insights from the President and First Lady as they prepare to leave the place they have called home for close to a decade.

President Obama noted in “The People’s House”: “Every president moves to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with the full awareness that it is a temporary address. This is where we watched our daughters grow up. This is where we came to know the talented, devoted, optimistic Americans from every corner of the country and every station in life. Because as beautiful as these buildings are, it’s the people in them and the work that’s done here… the triumphs and tragedies you experience over the course of your years here—that’s what imbues this place with meaning.”
Felix & Paul Studios currently has over 35 virtual reality experiences under development and will be announcing their next VR projects at Oculus Connect 4 and Google’s upcoming hardware event—both taking place in October, 2017.

"The People’s House – Inside the White House with Barack and Michelle Obama" is available on the Oculus Rift, on the Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus, and on Facebook 360 and YouTube 360. Headspace Studio led the sound design and 3D positional audio production for the award-winning VR experience.



Felix & Paul Studios is the industry leader in the field of high-end cinematic virtual reality with an unparalleled reputation for producing the highest quality experiences in this emerging new medium. The studio combines technological innovation with a unique, pioneering and in-depth approach to the new art of virtual reality storytelling—creating ground-breaking original cinematic experiences (MIYUBI, Nomads series, Strangers) and collaborations with existing franchises (Jurassic World, Cirque du Soleil, Fox Searchlight’s Wild) and world-renowned personalities and leaders (President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, LeBron James, President Bill Clinton).

The company is the world’s only full spectrum VR studio, showcasing end-to-end creative and technological know-how and proprietary tools within one company—including best-in-class spherical 3D camera systems, production and post-production software and processes, and specialized audio capture, design and processing through its Headspace Studios division.

With its headquarters in Montreal, Canada with offices in Los Angeles, CA, Felix & Paul Studios has a highly experienced team of over 60 VR specialists and is backed by Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, Comcast Ventures, Investment Quebec, OMERS Ventures, and the Phi Group.


Natalie Bruss

Jacqueline Geday
Felix & Paul Studios
+1.514.331.7001 #8116

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