As a filmmaker I shoot anything from 16mm to 3D stereoscopic 360°.
As a VR Creator I see linear 360° as well as interactive social.
I work as a technical and creative Director and Producer.
I worked for different styles of clients like e.g. BMW, Samsung, UNICEF, LIVE NATION.
I worked with different styles of institutions like e.g. Public broadcasters (Arte, ZDF, rbb, WDR), Göthe institute (Montreal, Salvador de Bahia, Nairobi), Festivals (Berlinale-EFM, Stereopsia, VRHAM!).
I love the diversity of the medium always looking for challenges and possibilities to collaborate and create relevant content that moves minds and muscles.
Below you find a short selection of some of my favourite immersive projects from the past years that I had the honor to be part of (tbc):
by NowHere, 2021
Interactive VR Documentary
Role: Co-Producer & Volumetric Video Postproduction Producer
Awards: “Storyscapes Ward” – 20th Tribeca Film Festival, “Best Documentary Experience”-2021 Raindance Film Festival, “Gran Prize”+”Best Immersive Cinema”-2021 VRNow Awards, “Best Interactive Entertainment”-2021 nextReality Contest
African Space Makers
by The NRB Bus Collective, 2020
Interactive 360° Mockumentary
Role: Director of Photography & VR-producer
Awards: “Best VR Direction” Stereopsia Europe 2020 Lumiere Awards, “Impact Award” XRMust XR Awards 2020
Director, Script: The NRB Bus Collective
Author: Vincenzo Cavallo Faras
Director of photography: Isa Mohamed, Philipp Wenning
Stereographer: Sönke Kirchhof
Sound: Bilal Hasimi
Spatial Audio: Rekorder Studios Berlin
Line Producer: Silvia Gioiello
Producer (Kenya): Brian Afande
Producer (Germany): Sönke Kirchhof
Production: Cultural Video Production
Co-Production: Black Rhino VR
BFI – THE EXPANSE
by INVR.SPACE, 2020
Social VR Festival Platform
Role: 3D Design & Visual Realisation & Production
Awards: Halo Award 2020 for best platform “Special New Horizon” (as META.SPACE Platform)
Concept & Design: Ulrich Schrauth & Anja Cambria, Festival Producer (BFI): Olivia Howe,
3D Design & Visual Realisation: Philipp Wenning & Sönke Kirchhof, Developed & Produced by INVR.SPACE
by Mona Al Gammal, 2017
VR experimental Fiction
Role: Technical Director, Creative Technologist
RhizomatVR was part of the exhibition “Limits of Knowing” by Berliner Festspiele.
Direction, Scenography, Script, Concept: Mona el Gammal
Technical Director & Creative Technologist: Philipp Wenning
Director of Photography: Christian Möller
Postproduction Supervisor & Editor: Philipp Wenning
Production: Berliner Festspiele/Immersion, ZDF/ARTE, INVR.SPACE GmbH
Executive & Creative Producer: Sönke Kirchhof
Associate Producers: Simon Ofenloch (ZDF/ARTE), Kay Meseberg (ARTE360/ARTE G.E.I.E.), Annina Zwettler (ARTE Deutschland), Jochen Werner (Berliner Festspiele)
„Future of VR“ features:
Marc Bolas (Director for Mixed Reality Research, USC Institute for Creative Technologies)
Paul Raphael (Co-Founder and Director of Felix&Paul Studios)
Mona Hamdy (Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Al Baydha Development Corporation)
Eric Joris (Artistic Director, Crew)
Kern Perlin (Professor of Computer Science, NYU Media Research Lab)
John Root (Co-Founder of Magic Leap and VR LA)
Cory Strassburger (Co-Founder of Kite & Lightning)