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Nov 8, 2018

Michael Conelly, President & Creative Director of Blackthorn Media with is an Academy and Emmy award-winning team of content creators, Paula Fairfield, an accomplished sound designer.

We discuss their latest project, Caliban Below, an immersive VR experience set in 1680 in Northern Italy where you, Caliban, have to learn why you’ve been trapped in a dream. Caliban Below is available now on Steam.

Michael is a VFX creator turned VR Director. He is a prolific visual effects designer with over 20 years of experience, having worked as a digital effects supervisor on large entertainment projects such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, The Kingdom, Fast & Furious, Charlotte’s Web, and Hop--to name a few. Michael’s first two writing and directing efforts in VR, The Abbot’s Book and Dragonflight, were featured at Sundance and Tribeca.

Paula Fairfield is an accomplished sound designer who’s worked on many notable projects in both television and film including Game of Thrones, mother!, Snow White and the Huntsman, and the upcoming film Alita: Battle Angel and Amazon Studios series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. She is pioneering sound design in the immersive space with this upcoming revamp of the Caliban Below VR experience.

Learn more at and connect with Michael on Twitter at @blackthornmedia and with Paula at @noizgirl.