In Pursuit Of Repetitive Beats

East City Films

In Pursuit Of Repetitive Beats

A multi-sensory joyride into the heart of a working-class revolution in dance.

In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats is an interactive virtual reality experience by award-winning filmmaker Darren Emerson, inviting audiences to go in search of an illegal rave, one night in Coventry in 1989. From poster-strewn bedrooms to pirate radio stations, police headquarters to secret warehouses, step-into the shoes of rave culture pioneers as you go in search of the party.

Witness this social phenomenon first-hand, in an immersive exhibition and explorable virtual world set in Coventry. Combining Acid House tracks with interactivity and multi-sensory simulation, In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats brings to life the stories of the promoters, police officers, and rave-goers, whose rivalries and relationships drove a revolution in music and society.

Directed by Darren Emerson and produced by East City Films and BPM XR LTD, it is supported by the BFI, awarding National Lottery funding, and Coventry City of Culture Trust.

Presented by Coventry City of Culture Trust and East City Films as part of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

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An East City Films & BPM XR Production
Written & Directed By
Darren Emerson
Produced By
Ashley Cowan
Dan Tucker
Production Managers
Steph Clarke
Siona Davies
VR Production
All Seeing Eye
Volumetric Capture
Sound Design
Gareth Fry
Music Consultant
James Cooper
Exhibition & Set Design
We Don’t Love You Anymore
Funded by
British Film Institute & Coventry City of Culture Trust

For East City Films

Darren Emerson
Executive Producers
Darren Emerson
Ashley Cowan
Dan Tucker
Production Manager
Siona Davis
Production Assistant
James Grubb
360 Video Dop
Jon Boyce
Lighting Cameraman
Tom Allum
Camera Technician
Andrew Yardley
Drone Operator
Andrew Yardley
360 Rover Operator
Tom Allum
Sound Recordist
Panos Chountoulidis
Camera Operator (Ibiza)
Moose Campbell
Camera Operator (Mo Cap)
Simon Kennedy
360 Video Post-Production
Conan Roberts
Conan Roberts
Lead Animator ‘Convoy’
Marco Sandeman
Andy Overton
BTS Camera Op
Anthony Badu
Jem Talbot
Casting Director
Natalie Monroe
Alton Hetariki
Hair & Make Up
Kailey Walker
Art Director
David O’Neill
1st Ad
Tara Trangmar
Andy Cox
Kieran Sewell

For All Seeing Eye

VR Creative Director
Ollie Lindsey
Technical Director
Adam Child
Senior Developers
Robin North
Chris Mullany
Senior Environment Artist
Olly Skillman-Wilson
Junior Developer
Hankun Yu
Houdini & Redshift Artist
Will Young

For University of Portsmouth CCIXR

Technical Director
Alex Counsell
Business Director
Pippa Bostock
Motion Capture Technician
Panduka Rejapakse

For 3Dify

Technical Director
Ian Byrne
3D Artist


Adrian Dowling
Mick Wilson
Cornell Chambers
Neville Fivey
Jeff Parris
Tim Godwin
Joe Decambre
Tony McCook
John Scroggie
Vicky Dixon


Raver Mate 1
Robson Medler
Raver Mate 2
Jessica Saunders
Raver Mate 3
Eto Badu
Police Officer 1
Russell Barnett
Police Officer 2
Kate Thomas
Police Officer 3
Kezie Ejbe
Police Officer 4
Ciaran John
Police Officer 5
Samuel King
Pirate Radio DJ
Lee Fisher