Thursday 4 June 2020

British Horror Sci-Fi title 'The Ascent' to debut on BirdBox.Film on June 12

On June 12, British indie title The Ascent (known as “Black Ops” in the US) will be available exclusively on BirdBox.Film on June 12th from 7pm BST.

Alongside the exclusive launch it will be the first film in history to have its premiere in virtual reality. This will be part of AltspaceVR's “The VR Film Festival”, with film fans being able to tune in at 7pm BST via the AltspaceVR app.

This groundbreaking premiere will include a Q&A with director Tom Paton, cinematographer George Burt and IndieWire’s executive editor Eric Kohn. To access the premiere on 12th, film lovers simply need to log into the AltspaceVR app and have access to an Oculus headset or similar.

UK Release date: 15th June

Official synopsis:
A group of mercenaries are sent into Eastern Europe in the middle of a civil war to retrieve intel but shortly after the mission, the unit find themselves trapped on a never-ending stairwell; forced to climb or die. To survive, they must revisit their past sins if they ever want to get off.

Cast: Shayne Ward (X-Factor winner, Coronation Street), Toby Osmond (Game of Thrones), Sophie Austin (Call The Midwife), Alana Wallace (Black Site), Samantha Schnitzler & Bentley Kalu (Wonder Woman).

Platforms:  From June 12th 7pm Birdbox.Film, Altspace VR

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