Recent Work

New Frontier, with the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, commissioned a series of immersive journalism experiments which explore the craft of reporting through the medium of Virtual Reality. Click Effect – the first project selected for this commission – is a collaboration between Here Be Dragons, Producer Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, journalist James Nestor and filmmaker Sandy Smolan. It is a live-action, immersive VR experience, in which we follow two renegade marine science researchers as they attempt to free-dive a hundred feet below the ocean’s surface in a single breath to capture the “click” communication of dolphins and sperm whales – the world’s largest predators.