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Grenfell – Our Home

Sheffield DocFest & Raindance Film Festival


Discover the story of residents’ lives before the fire

Best Document and VR Experience, Raindance Film Festival 2018 - 59 Production

59 Productions has collaborated with Parable and Channel 4 to create the design and animation for the VR documentary, GRENFELL: OUR HOME, Channel 4’s first VR film commission. The 15-minute piece premiered at the Sheffield Doc Fest this year where it won the Audience Award in the Alternate Realities programme. It will be widely released at the end of June via social media and free VR stores.

The film tells the story of life in the tower prior to the fire, and features 360 stereoscopic interviews with residents alongside animated sequences evoking life in Grenfell. The film is directed by Jonathan Rudd and features original music by acclaimed Icelandic composer, Biggi Hilmars.

The making of GRENFELL: OUR HOME marks 59’s further expansion into the creation of Virtual Reality work, after last year’s piece MY NAME IS PETER STILLMAN, which was selected for the Venice Film Festival.


Audience Award, Alternate Realities, Sheffield Doc Fest 2018


Best Documentary VR Experience, Immersive Stories, Raindance Film Festival 2018

Opened 2018

Sheffield DocFest, Channel 4 VR Hub & Raindance Film Festival

VR documentary storytelling at its absolute best … Grenfell: Our Home has set a new benchmark for 360 films
Rather than dwell on the well-trodden news lines, the piece is about their homes in the tower, with their plants, artefacts and hand-drawn murals sensitively reimagined through animation.


Commissioned by
Channel 4

Commissioning Editor
Siobhan Sinnerton

Production Company

Design & Animation
59 Productions

Jonathan Rudd

Executive Producer
David Wise

Alessandra Bonomolo
Nicki Chandris

Biggi Hilmars

Director of Photography
Christopher Corless

Production Manager
Sophia Edmonds

59 Team

Project Director
Mark Grimmer

Lead Designer
Akhila Krishnan

Assistant Designers
Felix Green
Dale Croft

Tommy Lexen

Artwork & Animation
Jarek Radecki
Edd Stockton
Georgia Clegg
Richard Selby-Chambers
Chris Stoneman
Marco Sandeman

Design Intern
Hanna Schrage

Rotoscoping & Grading
Marco Grandinetti
Bassem Tabet

Technical Assistance
Nick Corrigan
Nicol Scott

Press & Poster Image
Rebecca Pitt
Diego Sanguino