Google Spotlight Stories ‘Pearl’

2D Theatrical Cut of the 360 VR film

Written & Directed by

Patrick Osborne


Google Spotlight Stories


Stevan Riley

Production Designer

Tuna Bora

Technical Art Lead

Cassidy Curtis

Creative Director, Music & Sound

Scott Blackwell Stafford

Lyrics & Music

Alexis Harte


JJ Wiesler

Music Performed by

Kelley Stoltz / Nicki Bluhm

Music & Sound

Pollen Music Group

Creative Director

Jan Pinkava

Executive Producers

Karen Dufilho / Regina Dugan / Rachid El Guerrab at Google Spotlight Stories


David Eisenmann at Google Spotlight Stories

Production Companies

Evil Eye Pictures / Google Spotlight Stories / Passion Pictures

Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It's a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love. And finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.
The Spotlight Stories team at Google approached us with an interesting challenge – to help create the theatrical cut of their immersive 360 VR film currently in production at Evil Eye Pictures in San Francisco, so that the story could also be enjoyed as a more traditional cinematic experience. We brought the super-talented editor, and accomplished filmmaker, Stevan Riley (Listen To Me Marlon) on board to work with Patrick and the GSS team to find the most effective narrative path through the VR experience. The comparison between linear and non-linear filmmaking was a really interesting one, and experiencing Patrick’s story is quite different in each medium – both are highly recommended!

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