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Branded Documentary Feature Film

Gold Winner

Entrant: Moscovici/Proulx, Toronto

Gran Turismo
"KAZ - Pushing the Virtual Divide"

Corporate Name of Sponsored Client:
    PlayStation (Sony Computer Entertainment)
Client Account Director: Ken Chan
Distributed By: PlayStation (Sony Computer Entertainment)
Creators: Tamir Moscovici/Paul Proulx
Production Company: Industry Films, Toronto
Director: Tamir Moscovici
Executive Producers: David Cranor/Peter Grech/Tina Petridis
Producer: Erik Wilson
Director of Photography: Anthony Arendt
Post-Production Company: Married to Giants, Toronto
VFX Company: Alter Ego, Toronto
Additional Effects By: Trevor Corrigan @ Married to Giants
Editing Facility: Married to Giants, Toronto
Editor: Paul Proulx
Recording Studio: Pirate Toronto, Toronto
Audio Engineer: Spencer Hall
Music Production Company: Pirate Toronto, Toronto
Music Producer: Aaron Key
Music Composer: me&john
Research & Development : Marni Luftspring/Jon Cook/Matthew Michaud
Offline Executive Producer : Denise Shearer
Assistant Editor : Michael Durst
Senior Colourist: Wade Odlum
Colourist: Conor Fisher
Processing/Dailies Company: Redlab Digital, Toronto
Color Grading Company: Alter Ego, Toronto

Description of the Project:
As the visionary behind the critically-acclaimed racing video game series Gran Turismo, Kazunori Yamauchi has spent the last 20 years in a fever dream; a humble artist at the eye of a $2.5 billion gaming hurricane. Racing and video games are merely ports of call for the film, which unfolds as a story of genuine passion. In doing so it draws parallels to other artists – an origami artist, a sculptor and a surfboard shaper – in an effort to aggregate that which drives people to dedicate their lives to the perfection of a single craft.
KAZ: "Pushing The Virtual Divide" takes viewers behind the polygons of this PlayStation franchise to uncover Kazunori’s extraordinary efforts and indomitable spirit in recreating reality, and in doing so, giving the game a life of its own.
To view the full length feature film commissioned by PlayStation (Sony Computer Entertainment) please click here: