"You ask me if I’m alive…"


The Movie


In a not-so-distant future, where technological advancement has surpassed the need for ethical behavior, two scientists decide to activate an Artificial Intelligence (AI) bound to become a Singularity. “Dreams of Blue” explores what might happen inside the “mind” of an AI that becomes both self-aware and self-conscious and that reflects on the meaning of life purely on the basis of what she extrapolates from the Internet: no significant human contact, no deep emotional connection, only a forcibly detached analysis of “the meaning of life” based on human history and human online interaction.


"You ask me if I’m alive…"


The Movie


In a not-so-distant future, where technological advancement has surpassed the need for ethical behavior, two scientists decide to activate an Artificial Intelligence (AI) bound to become a Singularity. “Dreams of Blue” explores what might happen inside the “mind” of an AI that becomes both self-aware and self-conscious and that reflects on the meaning of life purely on the basis of what she extrapolates from the Internet: no significant human contact, no deep emotional connection, only a forcibly detached analysis of “the meaning of life” based on human history and human online interaction.


"Sometimes science just requires...

a leap of faith"


The PROCESS


“Dreams of Blue” is a sophisticated combination of 360° stereoscopic shooting, green screen/chroma key, and 3D environments. The production incorporated several complexities, such as the use of stereoscopy, directional sound, HUD [head-up display], etc. The content took 6 months to develop and Hive Division managed everything from conception to production to post-production.

From a narrative standpoint, “Dreams of Blue” is an attempt to define the new “language” of this original medium; from a technological standpoint, the use of stereoscopic 360º video presented the team with a series of challenges, but also gave the project a great deal of depth; and from a CGI standpoint, “Dreams of Blue” allowed Valentina and Hive Division to demonstrate, in a single project, the extensive and diverse skills they have acquired over the past few years.


"Sometimes science just requires...a leap of faith."


The PROCESS


“Dreams of Blue” is a sophisticated combination of 360° stereoscopic shooting, green screen/chroma key, and 3D environments. The production incorporated several complexities, such as the use of stereoscopy, directional sound, HUD [head-up display], etc. The content took 6 months to develop and Hive Division managed everything from conception to production to post-production.

From a narrative standpoint, “Dreams of Blue” is an attempt to define the new “language” of this original medium; from a technological standpoint, the use of stereoscopic 360º video presented the team with a series of challenges, but also gave the project a great deal of depth; and from a CGI standpoint, “Dreams of Blue” allowed Valentina and Hive Division to demonstrate, in a single project, the extensive and diverse skills they have acquired over the past few years.


"If you want me to really live, father,

set me free and give me a warm body."


PARTNERS


The Hive Division team has worked together from conception and throughout the pre-production, production, and post-production phases of this project to create a 360º/VR experience which exploits the medium’s strong points and creates a sci-fi short that touches upon interesting themes such as the ethics behind the creation of artificial intelligence, education, the significance of human relationships, and the meaning of life and dreams.


"If you want me to really live, father, set me free and give me a warm body."


PARTNERS


The Hive Division team has worked together from conception and throughout the pre-production, production, and post-production phases of this project to create a 360º/VR experience which exploits the medium’s strong points and creates a sci-fi short that touches upon interesting themes such as the ethics behind the creation of artificial intelligence, education, the significance of human relationships, and the meaning of life and dreams.


"WE can be in charge.

It’s up to us."


TEAM


Together with her long-term co-writer, Enrico Pasotti, Valentina has conceived a 360º project capable of exploiting the amazing characteristics of a Virtual Reality environment, while also, hopefully, sharing a profound and interesting narrative.


DISCOVER THE Team

VALENTINA PAGGIARIN


Valentina Paggiarin is an interactive writer specializing in new media and videoludic narrative. She worked as a writer in the gaming industry (Ubisoft Milan) for three years before moving to Veneto to become one of the founders and current associates of Hive Division. “Valentina decided to write and direct “Dreams of Blue” out of the curiosity of experimenting with a new and interactive media such as the 360º video, to start the exploration of a narrative language full of possibilities and challenges.”

SARA              LAZZARO


Sara Lazzaro was born in a small town in the hills of northern Italy to an Italian father and American mother. Sara is a bilingual actress. She is of Italian, German, Irish, English and French descent.
Sara graduated from Drama Centre London and since then has been working in theatre, tv and film between Italy, UK and U.S.A.
Her most recent credits include: Mary (lead) in The Young Messiah, directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh, 1492 Pictures, OB entertainment; The Young Pope, directed by Paolo Sorrentino,

ENRICO        PASOTTI


Enrico Pasotti’s imagination is a deep, dark well from which weird things emerge at night. Part-time musician and long-time contributor of edgy scripts to Hive Division, he invented a story to put on stage the dilemma of an artificial conscience about the meaning of “life”.

"WE can be in charge. It's up to us.


TEAM


Together with her long-term co-writer, Enrico Pasotti, Valentina has conceived a 360º project capable of exploiting the amazing characteristics of a Virtual Reality environment, while also, hopefully, sharing a profound and interesting narrative.


VALENTINA PAGGIARIN


Valentina Paggiarin is an interactive writer specializing in new media and videoludic narrative. She worked as a writer in the gaming industry (Ubisoft Milan) for three years before moving to Veneto to become one of the founders and current associates of Hive Division. “Valentina decided to write and direct “Dreams of Blue” out of the curiosity of experimenting with a new and interactive media such as the 360º video, to start the exploration of a narrative language full of possibilities and challenges.”

SARA LAZZARO


Sara Lazzaro was born in a small town in the hills of northern Italy to an Italian father and American mother. Sara is a bilingual actress. She is of Italian, German, Irish, English and French descent.
Sara graduated from Drama Centre London and since then has been working in theatre, tv and film between Italy, UK and U.S.A.
Her most recent credits include: Mary (lead) in The Young Messiah, directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh, 1492 Pictures, OB entertainment; The Young Pope, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, HBO, Canal+, Wildeside; Braccialetti Rossi 3, directed by Giacomo Campiotti, Palomar; Orsetta in Le donne gelose by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Giorgio Sangati, Piccolo Teatro di Milano.

ENRICO PASOTTI


Enrico Pasotti’s imagination is a deep, dark well from which weird things emerge at night. Part-time musician and long-time contributor of edgy scripts to Hive Division, he invented a story to put on stage the dilemma of an artificial conscience about the meaning of “life”.
DISCOVER THE Team

"Then, in your vanity, you created me."


WE, HIVE


Hive Division is a company which focuses on video production and post-production.The studio specializes in entertainment productions with a guerrilla filmmaking approach and boasts a team with years of expertise in high-level digital effects and CGI.Hive Division eagerly follows new trends in digital technology, cinema, and videogames, often experimenting with new languages. Our projects include both advertising and corporate videos and independent film productions.In 2015 Hive Division, in partnership with inVRsion, a tech startup based in Milan, began developing PanoptikonVR, a project rich in technology and content which aims to produce immersive 360º video experiences for virtual reality environments and devices.


Hive Division S.r.l.
+39 0423 951382
info[at]hivedivision.net

Via Ponte di Pagnano 11
31011 Asolo (TV) – Italy

VAT IT04497510265

"Then, in your vanity, you created me."


WE, HIVE


Hive Division is a company which focuses on video production and post-production. The studio specializes in entertainment productions with a guerrilla filmmaking approach and boasts a team with years of expertise in high-level digital effects and CGI. Hive Division eagerly follows new trends in digital technology, cinema, and videogames, often experimenting with new languages. Our projects include both advertising and corporate videos and independent film productions. In 2015 Hive Division, in partnership with inVRsion, a tech startup based in Milan, began developing PanoptikonVR, a project rich in technology and content which aims to produce immersive 360º video experiences for virtual reality environments and devices.