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Halcyon is futuristic murder mystery series with 5 interactive VR episodes on OCULUS RIFT and SAMSUNG GEAR

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WHAT IS HALCYON?

Halcyon is a futuristic murder mystery that explores the dark side of Virtual Reality (VR). The 15-part series includes 10 short-form episodes, interspliced with 5 interactive VR episodes that take you deeper into the story.



CHARACTERS

post_466_001LISA MARCOS

JULES DOVER

Jules Dover is a highly-capable homicide detective fully committed to her work—solving crimes that take place in the virtual world. She’s got some very real skeletons in her closet and is haunted by a painful past. Regardless, Jules is the kind of brass you assign to impossible cases because she has a knack for figuring out even the most twisted mysteries and solving the unsolvable. Where others fail, Jules Dover will succeed.

LISA MARCOS

Lisa Marcos began her career as a fashion model at the age of 12, but after a heady decade of globetrotting, she decided to pursue another passion. Marcos began acting professionally in 2002 with a guest role on Soul Food. Other notable television credits include lead roles on The Listener, Played and recurring and guest starring roles on Flashpoint, Hemlock Grove, CSI: Miami, Bones, Lost Girl, and Shadowhunters. On film she has gone toe-to-toe with Tyler Perry in Diary of A Mad Black Woman, and Anthony Anderson in King’s Ransom.


post_466_image_002HARVEEN SANDHU

ASHA

Asha is a Virtual Intelligence (VI), a fully-functioning digital person with her own thoughts, feelings, and motivations. As Jules’ assistant on cases, Asha is visible to anyone able to access VR through Halcyon’s implant technology. Asha is a smart and valuable ally to Jules, yet she is hyper-aware of the limitations associated with being virtual, namely, that she is physically untouchable.

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HARVEEN SANDHU

Harveen Sandhu is a Canadian actress originally from Kenya. By the age of 18, Sandhu was already writing plays, one of which won awards. After graduating from the prestigious Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto, Harveen was immediately snapped up by the Soulpepper Theatre Company for a season and then by the Shaw Festival where she played such roles as Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion (first woman of colour to play Eliza in North American Theatre), Chloe Coverly inArcadia (for both Shaw and the Mirvish Company) and Sylvia Craven in The Philanderer among others.


post_466_image_003CODY RAY THOMPSON

ALAN

Alan is Blake Creighton’s Virtual Intelligence (VI) assistant. He’s highly intelligent, servile, and accommodating; in fact, he’s a model virtual citizen and many wish other VIs would follow his lead. Having been so close to Halcyon’s co-founder and CEO since the company’s infancy, Alan understands the inner workings of the multinational corporation like no one else.

CODY RAY THOMPSON

Cody Ray Thompson is an actor and producer hailing from Alberta, Canada. Thompson is known for his roles in films including Bad News Bears (2005), Gimme Your Money (2012), Antisocial (2013), and Empyrean (2013). He’s appeared in television dramas including Damienand The Lizzie Borden Chronicles. On stage, he’s acted in Dangerous Corner and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.


post_466_image_004CLAIRE RANKIN

MIRANDA REYES

Miranda Reyes is the Halcyon executive who replaces Blake Creighton as CEO following his unexpected death. Miranda is a driven and high-performing career woman whose focus is always on the bottom line. She believes passionately in the power of Halcyon technology in the new virtual world. Miranda also believes that to preserve the greater order of things, VIs must understand their place.

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CLAIRE RANKIN

Claire Rankin has appeared in over forty films and television programs, including reoccurring and guest-starring roles on Stargate: Atlantis, House, Monk, and most recently Rogue. A classically trained actress, she spent two years training with the Stratford Festival Young Company, and four years performing with the Stratford Shakespearean Festival. Her favourite stage roles to date include Cossette in Les Miserables, Miranda in The Tempest, and Louise in Carousel.


post_466_image_005VICTOR ERTMANIS

GAVIN SPENCER

Gavin Spencer is the co-founder and former CEO of Halcyon. A brilliant technological philosopher, he is responsible for the advent of nanotechnology in VR, and his work has influenced the way people live their day-to-day lives. Once a vocal advocate for virtual life, Gavin has since disappeared, and not even his former confidants know where or how to find him.

VICTOR ERTMANIS

Victor Ertmanis is a veteran stage actor who has appeared in more than 60 professionally produced theatrical productions, including The Alchemist, A Winter’s Tale, and A Streetcar Named Desire. On the silver screen, he’s acted in cult films includingBrainscan (1994) and The Stupids (1996), and on television, Ertmanis has appeared in Canadian classics including Street Legal, Due South, and The Hitchiker.


GET THE APP

The Halcyon VR app for Oculus Rift and Gear VR contains all 15 episodes, allowing you to experience the show through an interactive 3D world and discover the evidence for yourself.
Don’t have a VR headset? No problem. You can enjoy the full story by watching just the 10 short-form episodes, right here.

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Raffaele Schiavullo
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ADMINISTRATOR - Senior 3D/Virtual Reality Specialist and Automotive HMI developer - Working in London and "insanely" passionate about technology and its creative applications