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The Nightvision Experiment

How we got here

The Nightvision Experiment is a unique experience. We started our journey several years ago with a small crowdfunding campaign. From the success of that we managed to create a unique experience on twitter which was much loved by all our fantastic backers. We collated extensive feedback about what people liked and what they didn’t and from that we’ve adapted The Nightvision Experiment into an App.

We hope this will bring the story to a wider audience. Let us know what you think, we would love to to stay in touch and constantly improve the story!

The Story

Characters on social media start getting sent streams of videos. The action becomes unbelievably pacey. At times, it’s impossible to keep up as Caroline’s friends scrub through the clips being uploaded.

You feel like a voyeur, peering into this strange world, the confusion and panic is infectious and you find yourself following links and praying for Caroline’s friends. Heart racing, palms sweaty. Brilliant!

If you lose your sense of disbelief at the cinema this is a step up. Something totally different, jarring and new. You feel so close to the action you want to pick up the phone and dial 999.

The acting is first class, Shazad Latif and Kathryn Drysdale play their roles with the vulnerability you would feel being trapped in pitch black. And Keith Allen is riveting and iconic as the Professor.

Technically this is a challenge and the directing and editing is a feat in itself with multiple storylines on different cameras overlapping perfectly.

The Nightvision Experiment became a cult piece of horror entertainment – now we look forward to launching it to a new audience. If you love horror or if you are interested in the future of digital storytelling this is a must watch.

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5 Star review

We are humbled to have received such a great review from The London Film Review. 5 Stars – 5!!!
To pull out a couple of our favourite quotes..

Let me preface this review by saying that I’m generally very wary of handing out five-star reviews, partly because of the high expectations that then result – I think to date this is the fourth I’ve awarded.

Rushing along from that point, Night Vision Experiment drags you in almost before you realise what is happening. As fresh as The Blair Witch Project was back in the day, Night Vision Experiment delivers a unique experience.

Saying more about the plot would give too much away, but at its heart Night Vision Experiment is a good old-fashioned horror yarn that utilizes twitter, youtube and some mocked up websites to tell its story – and it is very, very effective.

With an added interactive quality in that you can tweet to the characters (if you have the wherewithal to do so, though I confess I was so absorbed in watching and clicking that it didn’t actually occur to me), Night Vision Experiment feels about as real as it can get. For jaded horror fans, Night Vision Experiment puts the creep back into horror and you’ll be hard pressed not to feel that you are watching real events as they are occurring.

A big, bold and successful experiment, book a ticket now because Night Vision Experiment has limited performances and is going to be one of those cult things that people talk about years from now. It’s very very rare that you’ll find me wishing for a sequel. I’d be down for Night Vision Experiment 2 – or whatever new storyline utilizing this brave new format the creators can come up with. Top stuff.

Amazing, inspring stuff. So nice to know we are managing to scare people!

Hope we can scare you all again very soon.

Nightvision #7 in Top 10 independent films

What an amazing honour to be placed in the The London Film Review’s Top 10 Independent Films

We think that is pretty exciting… apart from anything we’re not even a film! Some amazing films to put in the same class.

This is a great time to be making digital stories. Feels like a moment where the industry is standing up on it’s own two feet. Exciting times ahead.

Theatre for the Facebook Generation

Keith Allen was talking about the production on Radio2. As part of the interview he called The Nightvision Experiment “Theatre for the Facebook Generation” this sort of stuck with us. Some one else had called it Facebook theatre which is equally good.

From feedback we’ve now swapped platforms and The Nightvision Experiment is playing out within an app which seems a more natural home.

So what we need now is a new name…

Over to you!