Welcome to a New
Paradigm In Storytelling

About Contraverse

Contraverse is an end-to-end VR production and distribution company for innovative and exceptional story-driven virtual reality. We produce immersive VR experiences that immerse you in alternate worlds and put you in the perspective of the main characters in the story. We develop world-class digital distribution apps that supports all major VR headsets and mobile platforms to showcase high quality narrative 360 video content to a global audience. We also develop and manage next-generation VR cinemas aimed to create an end-to-end solution to manage and exhibit narrative VR content to a large audience in a synchronized setting.

Pioneering Cinematic 
Virtual Reality

As experts in the field of virtual reality and cinematic storytelling, we continually strive for new ways to utilize VR’s ability to inspire, innovate and engage. At Contraverse, we specialize in producing original VR productions that are pioneering the evolving field of cinematic virtual reality. From conceptualization and pre-production, to capturing and designing engaging 360 visuals and immersive spatial audio, Contraverse is paving the way for a new paradigm in storytelling.

Mission Statement

Contraverse is dedicated to immersing you in alternate worlds with extraordinary stories. We are committed to pioneering the art of virtual reality storytelling and developing the underlying infrastructure for the future of cinema through the combination of technical innovation and unique experience design.

Philosophy

1. Focus on the audience's experience above all else.
2. Empathy for the audience will connect us closer to their desires.
3. Art and storytelling can inspire and change the world.
4. Through constant improvement and a close attention to detail we can achieve a level of quality and immersion that is unmatched.

Our Story

Contraverse was founded by Josh Gonsalves, a game designer and filmmaker who had the simple idea of breaking through the television screen to feel what it would be like to be part of the movie, as if we could become the character in the movies we watch. Our humble beginnings started at Ryerson University's RTA School of Media as a thesis project aimed to pioneer cinematic virtual reality storytelling. After a successful Indiegogo campaign we independently produced three short experiences that pushed the boundaries of storytelling in VR. Once completed, we found that the infrastructure for Cinematic VR was not nearly at the level we had hoped for and had trouble sharing these stories with the world. We decided to take a step further and develop technology and methods to power VR cinemas and apps for digital distribution to share the characters, stories, and worlds we create. We continue to evolve the cinema industry with immersive technologies and compelling immersive content.

Want to work with us?

We're looking for talented people who want to push the boundaries of what is possible with storytelling and technology. If you're a filmmaker, sound designer, developer, engineer, or creative individual with a passion for storytelling and exceptional experience design, then we welcome you to connect with us.

If you're a company, brand, or production company looking to leverage VR and want a professional VR production, custom VR app, or VR cinema for events or installation, please contact us to see how we can work together to reach your goals.

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