Action filmmaker Doug Liman directs ground-breaking VR series ‘Invisible’

Doug Liman made his name in Hollywood directing such high-octane fare as ‘The Bourne Identity” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” But he has also been a key player in television as an executive producer of the hit USA series “Covert Affairs” and “Suits.” Recently he turned his hand to a new medium, virtual reality, as co-director of the new supernatural series “Invisible.”

The five episodes of the first season of “Invisible” debuted on the Samsung VR service last fall and are eligible for Emmy consideration. Liman’s digital entertainment company 30 Ninjas produced the series with Conde Nast Entertainment, Samsung and VR startup Jaunt. Lexus came along for the ride as the presenting sponsor.

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Melisa Wallack (“Dallas Buyers Club”) crafted a taut tale of suspense centered on the Ashlands, one of the leading families of New York City who harbor a secret. The key to their success lies in their ability to become invisible.

Among those taking on the challenge of acting in one of the first VR series were: Sofia Black-D’elia, Olivia Boreham-Wing, Austin Cauldwell, Lewis Cancelmi and Michael Siberry. Liman shared directing duties with Simon Crane, who helmed 2nd unit footage for “Star Wars: Rogue One,” Michael Litwak, Jerome Sable and producer Julina Tatlock. Each oversaw one of the five episodes.

After debuting on the Samsung VR service in October, “Invisible” was then showcased on The Scene, the digital platform for Conde Nast Entertainment, where it was shown in 360 degrees.

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