Perspective: The Misdemeanor, is an immersive experience that transports the viewer to the streets of New York and puts them in the middle of an urban petty theft that escalates quickly and leads to serious ramifications. Filmed as first-person POV, the film offers four different perspectives on the event – that of the teens accused of stealing and that of each police officer involved in apprehending them. This emotionally gripping VR experience offers an unprecedented look at the very inside of the timely topic of police brutality, one of the most important topics facing US society today.
The Misdemeanor is the first immersive film to put the viewer inside the shoes of the people experiencing these events who have different levels of authority. The film has the potential to become an important part of the conversation on the issue.