Sundance is back, and this year several KitSplitters are in on the fun! From a black ops cyber-attack launched by the U.S to a virtual reality experience that turns you into a tree, this years projects are truly remarkable. Below are six projects made by KitSplitters that will be featured at Sundance this year. 

Zero days VR (Lead Artists: Scatter, including Yasmin Elayat, Elie Zananiri, Key Collaborators: Mei-Ling Wong, Alexander Porter, and James George)

The story of a clandestine mission hatched by the U.S. and Israel to sabotage an underground Iranian nuclear facility told from the perspective of Stuxnet, a sophisticated cyber weapon, and a key NSA informant. Audiences experience the high stakes of cyber warfare placed inside the invisible world of computer viruses. This project was part of Oscar award-winner Alex Gibney’s documentary Zero Days. The film was produced by KitSplit founding employee Javier Botero, and Scatter, the team that worked on special effects and made the VR project, was one of the first KitSplit members. You can rent Depthkit, the tool they used to get the cloudpoint effect in interviews, exclusively on KitSplit! This project is part of Sundance’s New Frontier showcase. 

Laps (Director and screenwriter: Charlotte Wells)

On a routine morning, a woman on a crowded New York City subway is sexually assaulted in plain sight. This powerful short film used Kitsplit-rented equipment. Follow updates on the film on their their Facebook page.

A still from Tree

Tree (Lead Artists: Milica Zec, Winslow Porter, Key Collaborators: Aleksandar Protic, Jacob Kudsk Steensen)

This virtual experience transforms you into a rainforest tree. With your arms as the branches and body as the trunk, you experience the tree’s growth from a seedling to its fullest form and witness its fate firsthand. This project is part of Sundance’s New Frontier showcase. 

Rancer, Farmer, Fisherman (Directors: Susan Froemke, John Hoffman, Beth Aala, Additional Cinematography: Thorsten Thilo)

From the Montana Rockies to the wheat fields of Kansas and the Gulf of Mexico, families who work the land and sea are crossing political divides to find unexpected ways to protect the natural resources vital to their livelihoods. These are the new heroes of conservation, deep in America’s heartland.

Night Shift (Director and screenwriter: Marshall Tyler, Director of Photography: Eric Branco)

Get a glimpse into a day in the life of a bathroom attendant in a Los Angeles nightclub. this project is featured in the Short film selections at Sundance. 

Are you a KitSplitter with work in Sundance this year? Let us know! Email with details! To check out all of the films featured in Sundance this year, you can head to their website

Featured image courtesy of Laps. Artwork by Clara Nimmo.