Common Ground

East City Films

Common Ground

Common Ground is an immersive documentary conceived and directed by Darren Emerson, which explores the history and legacy of social housing in the UK with a focussing on the notorious Aylesbury Estate and its residents.

The documentary mixes stereoscopic 360° video, illustration and real time photogrammetrically captured environments to explore how the planning and design of the estate in the 1960s and shifts in politics over generations have touched the lives of those who call it home today.

Common Ground was funded by Creative XR and was an official selection at Tribeca 2019. It won Best Immersive Storytelling at Sandbox Immersive Festival.

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An East City Films Production
Written & Directed By
Darren Emerson
Produced By
Ash Cowley
VR Production
All Seeing Eye
Sound & Audio Design
1.618 Digital
Funded by
Digital Catapult & Arts Council England

For All Seeing Eye

VR Creative Director
Ollie Lindsey
VR Technical Director
Adam Child
Neil Commander
Senior Developers
Robin North
Jason Walters
3D Modelling & Textures (Environment)
Aaron Hicks