Immerse yourself in this extraordinary adventure and share a new perspective of the underwater world.
Uku means to dive. Uku360º is a series
of 360VR experiences that explores our intrinsic human relationship to the ocean and it’s inhabitants.
As humans we have a deep subconscious connection to the ocean. Although it is a place we cannot breath, it is a place many of us are drawn to for different reasons.
It is time for us to switch off your mind and connect with some of the world’s most majestic animals.
Uku360° gives audiences the power to be immersed in the underwater world, by creating a tangible and emotive outcome for viewers.
Beyond providing audiences with a sense of agency as they are encapsulated in this 360° VR narrative, we anticipate this to trigger a wave of additional positive outcomes.
Giving people the chance to become part of an adventure so unobtainable within the real world injects opportunity for learning, appreciation and emotional connection to our oceans.
The Uku360° team combines the skills of highly experienced and award winning industry professionals. Their shared passion and love of the underwater world brought them together, but their backgrounds in documentary, narrative filmmaking and VR will carry Uku360° from fruition to completion.
Based out of Melbourne, Australia, award-winning filmmaker, Cassie De Colling, brings vision and diverse cultural narrative to Uku360° with her background in directing commercial and documentary content from locations such as Kashmir, Japan, UK and Thailand.
Together with global virtual reality leaders Plato Reality Uku360º has a team that can create unchartered ocean experiences.
Cassie’s career began in filming extreme snowboarding and skiing in the mountains across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Kashmir and the USA. Her love of adventure and passion for the outdoors and wildlife filmmaking led her to chasing dolphins and orcas for the BBC Natural World Series, this where she started to learn the craft of documentary and storytelling. Passionate about the environment and cultural diversity she strongly believes that filmmaking is a way to tell stories with people rather than about them. Cassie’s style tends to lend itself to a natural mix of cinematic creativity and real life documentary. Amongst her achievements Cassie was recently nominated for ‘best commercial director’ at the Australian Directors Guild awards in 2017. Her project Uku360º has just been awarded development funding through the Screen Australia and Film Victoria , in collaboration with the expert team from Jumpgate VR. Cassie hopes to be a female pioneer in this cutting edge field of storytelling.