Join us for a talk by Isabelle Anouk Bourduas from MinorityVR on May 8 at 12pm at the Open Doc Lab!

About the Speaker:

After obtaining her MFA in Film Production from The American Film Institute, Isabelle Anouk Bourduas spent five years producing independent feature films in Los Angeles.

She returned to Montreal to produce live television for Just For Laughs. Shortly after, she became Head of Production for Cineflix where she supervised numerous international documentary series for Discovery’s and National Geographic’s channels. Mayday Aircraft Investigation, which she financed and supervised, is distributed in 23 countries. By contributing to the set up of the distribution arm of Cineflix International, she established relationships with independent producers in the UK, Australia, and the US, feeding the company’s distribution pipeline through co-pros and acquisitions. The then became head of Co-Productions for the company.

After 7 years, she joined Zone3, Quebec’s most important television producer with 2500 hours of television produced annually. She set up the English production division of the company . There, she developed, financed, and executive produced popular series for W network, Rogers, Comedy Network, History US and CMT, namely 250 episodes of Match Game, and the controversial series God Guns and Automobiles for History Us.

When Isabelle discovered VR, she was instantly moved by her experience and made it her mission to bring this ground-breaking storytelling technology to broadcasters and non gamers.

A Seat at the Table is a VR installation to be set up in unsuspected places to reach the widest audience possible. It is an experience in identity politics, an attempt to allow Americans to have dinner with families of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. A Seat at the Table will shatter the political echo chambers people are in by bringing the country together to break-bread over a dinner table.

Location:

MIT Open Documentary Lab E15-318

20 Ames Street 3rd Floor, Cambridge