Michel Reilhac is an independent interactive story architect. He is also a thought-leader for hybrid forms of storytelling, and immersive, participatory, and interactive experiences. He is currently Head of Studies for Venice Biennale College, and Director of the Multi-Platform Master Studies at Media Business School in Spain, and is frequently invited to teach and speak at international events such as Cannes International Film Festival, SXSW Austin, Tribeca Film Festival, Sunny Side of the Doc, The Pixel Lab, Dixit, FEMIS, just to name a few.
From 2002-2012, Michel was Head of Film Acquisitions at Arte France and executive director of Arte France Cinema. From 2007 to 2011 he has was a producer for the Hollywood hit Son of Rambow, and Lars von Trier’s (the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark in 60 years) the Antichrist and Melancholia. In 2012, in recognition for his work at Arte, Michel was named Man of the Year in film by the French trade magazine Le Film Français.
This year the Sundance Institute celebrates its 10th anniversary of its New Frontier program with an exhibition of new work at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, including immersive cinematic works, virtual reality installations, an extensive lineup of documentary and narrative mobile VR experiences and an inside look at the innovations being developed at some of world’s leading media research labs, including Michel Reilhac’c VR film VIENS! (Come!)