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20th May 2021
AKUMA: a new short film from Dimension | Trailer

We are thrilled to share a sneak preview of AKUMA, a short film being made in Unreal Engine and featuring the new MetaHuman Characters. 

The film, an atmospheric short about a samurai meeting his demon, has been written and directed by Dimension creative director Rob McLellan. It is scheduled for release in June 2021.

AKUMA | Trailer

AKUMA has been created by Dimension, in collaboration with Vicon, who have provided their motion capture system and Shōgun software to help make the short film. 

“By combining the latest in VFX motion capture, digital humans and real-time development, Vicon and Dimension are collaborating to produce AKUMA to give a glimpse into a future of filmmaking and virtual entertainment that’s efficient, believable, authentic and visually stunning. AKUMA will be a great example of the capacity of MetaHumans and Unreal Engine for storytelling.”

Rob McLellan | creative director, Dimension

Rob McLellan is creator of ABE, the short film and cinematic VR experience produced by the Dimension team about a robot who is looking for love in all the wrong places. At Dimension, Rob works to create cinematic virtual worlds in real-time, for original content and for virtual production for feature films and drama. 

Andy Ray, Vicon’s sales director, UK & ROW said: "We're always excited to be involved in bringing to life productions that are using the latest creative tools like Epic's MetaHumans, and driving forward what it's possible to achieve together. This collaboration really shows off the capabilities of our motion capture ecosystem combined with Dimension's creative execution and vision."

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