A narrative 360° short film about a Filipino cruise ship cleaner who finally gets his chance to perform in the crew talent show. This film was part of the inaugural class of Google's Jump Start program for VR creators.
DC Web Fest April 6, 2018
LA Asian Pacific Film Festival May 5, 2018
World VR Forum (Switzerland) June 7-10, 2018
STIFF (Seattle) July 26-29, 2018
Seoul Web Fest August 16-18, 2018
Toronto New Wave August 25, 2018
Tacoma Film Festival October 4-11, 2018
F/Stop Film Festival October 4, 2018
Edmonton Short Film Festival October 13, 2018
DTLA Film Festival October 19-21, 2018
Lusca Film Fest (Puerto Rico) Oct 18-24 / Nov 1-7, 2018
Kaohsiung Film Festival (Taiwan) Oct 19-Nov 4, 2018
VR Days Europe (Amsterdam) October 24-26, 2018
Baltimore Next Media Web Fest November 1-4, 2018
Blow-Up Arthouse Film Fest (Chicago) Nov 11-12, 2018
Asia Web Awards December 15, 2018
*more screenings to be announced
Crew Center "it draws a parallel between the smiling crew member – who serves your drinks by the pool or cleans your cabin – and the pain those smiles often hide"
VR Focus "new 360-degree film will shine a light on conditions experienced by Filipino cruise ship workers"
Inquirer.net "designed to push forward how narrative stories are told in 360"
The Filipino Times "during nine months at sea, [Jason] grew closer to his crew, most of which were Filipinos, and was faced with the working conditions Filipino crew members experience that passengers aren’t able to see"
The Keyword: Official Google Blog "his narrative short film, The Crew, tells the story of a Filipino cruise ship cabin steward who uses karaoke to escape his difficult working conditions"