Free Fall

Animation Immersive Film
French & English
35 minutes & 9 minutes

Free Fall is Dana Gingras’s new creation for an immersive dome theatre and virtual reality. The immersive film is a physical experience of vertigo and transcendence, produced by the circular motion of falling bodies subject to gravity. This force flows in us, through us and around us. The immersive experience seeks to stimulate the viewer’s senses in unexpected ways, causing surprisingly visceral and psychological sensations that give rise to a feeling of abandonment and movement through a vortex of interstitial space.

Presented in the Satosphère from April 2nd until April 27th, 2019, Free Fall offers a temporary escape while reminding us that the pull of the earth and our finality are inescapable. It evokes curiosity and a sense of freedom by blurring the lines between human forms and their movement, and by disrupting our usual understanding of space and how our senses engage within it.


The project was supported by the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) as part of its residency Art Creation Program


An Immersive Film by

Dana Gingras

Original Text and Narration

Marie Brassard


Olivier Lemieux, Sovann Rochon Prom-Tep, Esther Rousseau-Morin

Art Direction and 3D Animation

Josh Sherrett (The Workshop)

Sound and Music Composition

Roger Tellier Craig

Produced by

Catherine Chagnon



SODEC, The Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Society for Arts and Technology (SAT)


Atelier Grand Nord RV 2019


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