December 19, 2018

Google Spotlight Stories' latest VR animated short film, Age of Sail is one of ten films shortlisted in this year's 91st Academy Award race.

The film, by Oscar-winning director, John Kahrs, was selected from 81 qualifying films, and sits alongside other amazing shorts i...

December 5, 2018

Great news, everybody! The 2019 Annie Awards announced their nominees and, Google Spotlight Stories' film, 'Age of Sail,' is up for four awards!

Other nominees that could factor in this year’s Oscar race include Age of Sail, directed by Academy Award winner John Kahrs (...

November 15, 2018

Yesterday, Google Spotlight Stories officially released the Theatrical version of their latest short animated film, Age of Sail on YouTube!

Set on the open ocean in 1900, Age of Sail is the story of William Avery (voiced by Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift and alone i...

August 29, 2018

For the past several months, I've been editing a new animated short film by Oscar Winning Director, John Khars. 

The film was created as both an immersive 360° VR film as well as a 2D theatrical version. It is premiering right now at the 75th Venice International F...

June 30, 2017

The past few weeks have been pretty busy for Mission Rock Pictures. In addition to our on going 'for hire' work around the San Francisco Bay area, we have also ramped up production on a new feature length documentary that we are not quite ready to share details about.


May 30, 2017

Over the past week or so, we've been working on some abstract concepts for an LED display at a live event next month. 

I wish I had more details about the concept as a whole, but it's not ours to share. Here's a clip from our test off of our Instagram feed...

February 7, 2017

Saturday night saw the 44th Annual Annie Awards for excellence in animation. Google Spotlight Stories took home four awards for their work in 360 Story-telling and specifically for their short film, 'Pearl' (which is also nominated for best animated short at this year'...

February 1, 2017

Last week, we were sent down to Los Angeles to capture footage inside of Random International's Rain Room installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

From Random International's website:

Rain Room can be seen as an amplified representation of our enviro...

January 24, 2017

Congratulations to Director, Patrick Osborne and the entire Google Spotlight Stories team on being nominated for Best Animated Short Film this morning at the 2017 Academy Awards! 

It's an immersive, 360 film that tugs at all of the traditional heart strings, and I am ho...

November 17, 2016

Google's Spotlight Stories have released a new 360 video called 'Rain or Shine', accompanied by another promo created by Mission Rock Pictures

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