Lenny Platt shares how he’s pretty sure THE VOID changed his life. Read his review on Coalesce below:
We’ve entered a golden age of escapism.
Immersive experiences in film, dance, gaming, and brand marketing are becoming more common, more accessible, and way more impressive. Enter, Ghostbusters: Dimension.
Far too much of our modern digital life is two-dimensional and isolated. The best experiential teams are tapping into emotion (and nostalgia!) with experiences and events that are engineered to make lasting memories. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned as an event producer myself, it’s that those moments are even more impactful when they’re experienced with other people.
For the past four years, my team at BBQ Films have made it our mission to transport audiences into other worlds and other times. We recently teamed up with Sony and local officially-sanctioned Ghostbuster fan clubs to produce the world’s first immersive experience for the original 1984 film — a fully-functioning Ghostbusters HQ (Ecto-1s and Ecto Cooler included).
Blending live theater with film exhibition, we use intricate sets, live actors, costumes, audience interaction, food, drink, and music to place people inside their favorite film for one magical evening.
Since cinematic immersion is my lifeblood, I jumped at an invitation from Tom Gephardt to try The Void’s new Ghostbusters: Dimension experience. As an actor, and a card-carrying Ghostbuster since the age of nine, I was hoping this Ivan Reitman-approved film extension would be as big a Twinkie as advertised.
Not to blend genres, but here’s the gist: I took the red pill. I went down the rabbit hole. And not to oversell it, but I think The Void changed my life.
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