Cultivating Seeds

Today, I’m excited to share that Penrose Studios is announcing its $10 million Series A.

At Penrose, we believe in taking an integrated approach to building our company. This means building interdependent architectures across our creative, technical and business initiatives and teams. This is important enough for us that we have enshrined this in one of our core values, cross-pollination. Our artists and engineers work side-by-side to deeply influence each other’s work.

Worldwide Launch - Allumette

Since we first introduced our second VR movie, Allumette, earlier this year, we’ve been overwhelmed with the love, support and celebration we’ve received from the VR and film communities. When Allumette premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, we were honored and humbled to bring VR further into the film industry and show a new way to tell stories that everyone in the world can appreciate.

Now, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve released Allumette to the world on Oculus Rift, Sony PlayStation VR, Steam VR and HTC’s Viveport.

Watch the Allumette trailer

Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds

Since returning to San Francisco after an incredible experience at the Sundance Film Festival, momentum in the VR and AR industry has been palpable. We are truly on the doorstep of a new Renaissance.

At Penrose, we’ve enjoyed recognition and praise from influencers in the film space for our first piece, The Rose and I, as well as our next piece that will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Allumette. We strive to be authentic in our approach to VR storytelling, and remain dedicated to our hand-crafted creation of virtual worlds. 

The Rose And I - Limited Release Developer's Cut

BuzzFeed's Review of Our VR Film: "The Beautiful “The Rose And I” May Be The Best Argument For Virtual Reality"

Today, Penrose is announcing the Limited Release Developer's Cut of "The Rose And I", a VR short film that we Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2015. To receive the download link, please follow @PenroseVR on Twitter and Tweet The #RoseAndI. We will DM you a private download link by next week. This will only be available for a limited time.