Vibeke Bryld, Denmark, 2020

10 min.Interactive projectsVirtual reality

The 10-minute sensory VR project invites you to tune into an old human frequency from when man and nature were – for better and for worse – connected. The experience lets you be the subject of a myth about a man who is seduced by the call of the merpeople. You will experience a call from the sea inviting you to let go of the world around you. Reality will literally wash away, submerging you in a mysterious, yet comforting world under water. A world that seduces you with the promise of an eternal home in the abyss.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Havfolket kalder mørknet vand
Danish title Havfolket kalder mørknet vand
Director Vibeke Bryld
Producer Maria Kristensen
Sound Mads Michelsen
Composer Signe Lykke
Production designer Elin Maria Johansson
Production country Denmark
Production company Region Nordjylland
Comment The VR piece serves as both a stand-alone VR-experience and a companion piece to the documentary/hybrid film 'Thyland'. Both works are born of the harsh seas of the North and the superstition that lived among the fishermen at the mercy of nature’s whims.


Production company Region Nordjylland
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje, Statens Kunstfond, Danske Filminstruktører, FAF
In collaboration with Midtjysk 3D Service


Direction Vibeke Bryld


Poems Tue Michael


Producer Maria Kristensen
Production manager Esther Nissen
Executive producer Heidi Elise Christensen
Executive producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Technical support Maria Mária Rakušanová


Drone operator Mikkel Landgrebe Nielsen


Composer Signe Lykke

Production design

Production designer Elin Maria Johansson


Sound designer Mads Michelsen
Consultant Sune Kaarsberg

Visual effects

Programmer Oscar Louw
CG artist Mads Vadsholt
CG artist Elisabet Hau
CG artist Lars Nørgaard


CG supervisor Lars Nørgaard
Animation Philip Piaget Rodriguez
Animation Lars Nørgaard

Interactive crew

Lead programmer Felipe Dacal Fragoso

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