BBC launches first VR comedy short
November 12, 2018
The BBC has unveiled its first-ever VR comedy short. The five-minute VR film imagines the viewer as a record company boss that has been kidnapped by the crew of fictional pirate radio station Kurupt FM, in an attempt to try and convince the viewer to sign them to their record label.
MC Grindah and DJ Beats – characters from the popular People Just Do Nothing show – perform one of their tunes, right in front of the viewer, while Chabuddy G puts his arm round them an keeps them company on the sofa.
The film has been produced by Roughcut TV and BBC VR Hub. It is available on the BBC VR app, for the Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR.
MC Grindah said: “We’re already the best thing on the telly and radio, now we’re the best in virtual reality as well. 360 degrees of pure Kuruption. You lucky little people.”
Zillah Watson, head of BBC VR Hub, added: “This hilarious short film is a great example of how fun VR can be. So far we’ve launched BBC VR experiences that have taken us into space, up in a bomber during the Second World War, to Russia for the World Cup, and now finally to a flat in Brentford. We’re making people laugh – which is quite hard in a VR headset – and showing that VR can work in any genre.”
The fifth and final series of People Just Do Nothing returns to BBC Two on November 12th.