- LOS ANGELES
Production and entertainment company m ss ng p eces has added VR pioneering director Jessica Brillhart to its immersive roster. Her latest project is Beethoven’s Fifth, a VR collaboration with NASA’s JPL that is an official selection at SXSW 2018.
Brillhart comes from a background ideally suited for technology and storytelling. After graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Brillhart joined Google as its first in house director working on many award-winning shorts and documentaries as part of Google’s Creative Lab. She made the jump into VR, joining the Google VR team where she played an instrumental role in developing and field testing the 16-camera live action VR rig known as Google Jump.
She’s become one of the leading thought leaders in the VR space giving memorable talks at events like Google IO, Oculus Connect, and The New Yorker TechFest among others.
“Jessica’s leadership as a filmmaker in VR has helped push the entire industry forward. Her work can be profoundly serious or hilariously playful, and will always provoke you to ask the right questions,” said Kate Oppenheim, managing partner at m ss ng p eces.
Brillhart said, “I have been a big fan of m ss ng p eces for a long time now. I’ve always admired their curiosity, attention to detail, sense of humor, and guts. After many years of friendship it really feels like coming home, and I’m excited about what we’ll be able to create together.”