PSYOP VFX company
Kismet VR experience opens mind for new reality
Founded in 2001 by five artists, Psyop is a creative content studio with a simple mission: to Persuade, Change, and Influence audiences by crafting compelling content that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for groundbreaking work that has earned Emmys, Lions, and Annies, Psyop specializes in telling stories and designing with meaning for any screen or medium, and has now expanded to studios in New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, where they create commercials, shorts, VR experiences, games, web series, VFX, and feature films.
As a Director for Psyop since 2006, David has
worked on a great deal of successful projects such
as Coca-Cola;s iconic commercial "Happiness Factory"
which helped earn Psyop numerous industry awards
including the Cannes Silver Film Lion, Gold and
Silver Clios and a BDA Gold.
“I’ve been obsessed with mechanical fortune telling machines ever since I was a child,” says David Chontos, Writer and Director. “Virtual reality has given me a platform to not only create one of those machines entirely from my own imagination, but to step inside of it, and to invite the rest of the world inside with me.”
Kismet developed by award-winning creative studio Psyop, Kismet is a collection of three activities, including a past-present-future Tarot Card, daily Astrology and Horoscope session and ancient board game Ur.
Powered by a deck of 22 hand-painted Tarot cards and an accurate real-time map of the solar system, Kismet is meant to be experienced daily, with unique outcomes every calendar day that are directly tied to not only the cards that you choose, but your individual birth date and the actual alignment of celestial bodies at the time of your reading. Seated across a table from an enchanted automaton with the power to look into the future, you’ll be transported to a place where magic is real. Named after the mysterious character at its core, Kismet is inspired by the mystic arts of Tarot and Astrology, brought to life in a beautifully detailed, handmade, gothic style.
Kismet making of
Kismet - 360 Degree VR Playthrough
Kismet sets itself apart from other VR experiences by delivering the antidote to the many adrenaline-fueled, hardcore game experiences that populate the current marketplace. Rather than pilot spaceships or wield weapons of destruction, Kismet uses VR as a bridge to a more contemplative, spiritual place. Kismet was designed as a broadly inviting experience meant to provoke thought and discussion and appeal to a wide audience.