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Program 2016


Let's get physical: moving games beyond Screens

Chris O'Reilly (Nexus)

Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director of Nexus, Christopher O'Reilly discusses gamified learning that goes beyond screens and into physical installations including award winning projects for London's Science Museum, the Royal London Hospital and Google's Made with Code initiative.

Chris O'Reilly

Chris O'Reilly, Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director, Nexus Productions

Christopher O’Reilly is the co-founder and Executive Creative Director of Nexus and its interactive division Nexus Interactive Arts. He leads creative development across the studio. After living in Japan, he initiated international collaborations with legendary Japanese anime directors Oshii Mamoru (Ghost in the Shell) and Koji Morimoto (Memories) before co-founding the London based studio.  A graduate of English Literature from Oxford University, Christopher has a keen interest in storytelling, particularly in the challenging new spaces of VR and interactive film.


Nexus’ is a 200-seat animation studio based in London creating highly innovative cross-platform stories.  Their extensive linear work in film, TV series and commercials includes the Oscar nominated short This Way Up, a Grammy nominated music video, as well as two Cannes Grand Prix winning commercials and several coveted yellow and black D&AD Pencils.  Their interactive division Nexus Interactive Arts creates engaging interactive experiences.  Credits include Google’s Made with Code initiative for which they installed the Holiday Lights at The White House, an Augmented Reality exhibit at CES, and many interactive installations for museums and galleries.  Together they are exploring interactive film and virtual reality, including a new soon to be released 360-film for Google’s Spotlight Stories.

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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