Last May, Help, our 360-degree VR sci-fi short we produced in partnership with Google ATAP, Bullitt and vfx house the Mill, made its debut at Google’s annual I/O conference in San Francisco.

Now, the film is available to watch on YouTube.

Director Justin Lin on the L.A. river set of 'Help'.
Director Justin Lin on the L.A. river set of ‘Help’.

Nominated for a “visual media experience” Interactive Innovation Award at this year’s SXSW, Help was directed by YOMYOMF founder Justin Lin (currently in post on his next film, Star Trek Beyond) and stars Offender Sung Kang (Han from the Fast & Furious franchise) as an LAPD officer on the run with a young woman (Lauren Elise) from a very angry alien that’s crash landed in Los Angeles–it’s a five minute 360 degree, one-take chase from Chinatown to the L.A. River. You can read more about the “making of” the project in this blog I wrote last year.

Justin Lin & Sung Kang on the set of 'Help'. Photo courtesy of The Mill.
Justin Lin & Sung Kang on the set of ‘Help’. Photo courtesy of The Mill.

Check it out and let us know what you think. The non 360-degree version is below, but to watch it in all its glory, you’ll need the YouTube app on a compatible Android device or you can down the Google Spotlight app for the iPhone here.

And here’s a short “making of” featurette:

1 Comments

  1. You can watch this on YT or if you have Google Cardboard, even better.