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The first live-action Spotlight Story, HELP, brings cinema-quality filmmaking to the world of immersive storytelling. HELP drops the audience into the middle of downtown Los Angeles where an unexpected meteor shower has left a deep scar on the streets of Chinatown. What happens next creates panic and sends a young woman scrambling to escape. Directed by Justin Lin and starring Sung Kang. Made in collaboration with YOMYOMF, Bullitt, and The Mill.

A message from 360 Google Spotlight Stories:

“Our first live action story takes place in the middle of downtown Los Angeles, where a meteor shower has left a deep scar on the streets of Chinatown. Panic, fear and an alien sends a young woman scrambling to escape. Directed by Justin Lin (Fast & Furious, Star Trek Beyond).

2016 Cannes Lions Gold Lion Award Winner for “Virtual Reality” and “Technological Achievement” in Digital Craft
2016 Webby Award Winner for Advertising & Media: Best Use of Animation or Motion Graphics
2016 Communication Arts Interactive Winner for “Tablet & Handheld Devices”
2016 ADC Awards Winner for “Branded Content & Entertainment”

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Directed by
Justin Lin

Executive Producers
Todd Makurath
Sal Gatdula
Phillip Chung
Karen Dufilho
Regina Dugan
Rachid El Guerrab

Line Producer
Diane Castrup

Visual Effects Supervisor
Alex Vegh

Director of Photography
Claudio Miranda
Gyula Pados
Phedon Papamichael

Production Designer
Don Burt

Score Composed By
The Crystal Method

Sound Designer
Peter Brown

Lauren Compton

Sung Kang

VFX Supervisor
Gawain Liddiard

Visual Effects Producer
Leighton Greer

Technical Innovations Manager
Tawfeeq Martin

Google Spotlight Stories
Producer: David Eisenmann; Creative Director: Jan Pinkava; Music Production by Pollen Music Group; Sound Supervisor: Scot Stafford; 360 Music Mixer: Scot Stafford; Re-Recording Mixer: Jamey Scott

Software Lead: James Ritts; Engine Lead: James Beattie; Tools Lead: Brendan Duncan; Engineering Manager: Brian Clark; Program Manager: Ellen Yang; Technical Artists: Brian Collins, Matthew Oursbourn; Software Engineers: Darren Austin, Amrit Dharwadkar, Ryan Enslow, Andrea Hemphill, Tim Leahy, Timothy Richards, Jeff Ridenour, Guruji Panda, Shaveen Kumar, Jamieson Pryorl; Amrit Dharwadkar, Jeff Ridenour; CG Generalist: Kye Wan Sung, Derrick Lau; Graphics Engineers: Brad Blanchard, Jeremy Chernobieff, Daniel Jeppsson, Houman Meshkin, Owens Rodriguez; Tools Engineers: Morgwn McCarty;
Compositor: Bryan Woods; QA Engineers: Ravi Aluru, Jose Camba, Zhichao Ren; Audio Software Engineer: Wayne Jackson; Production Art Assistant: Robinson Wood

Google ATAP
Deputy Director: Dan Kaufman; Director of Operations: Holly Lim; Director, Strategy and Partnerships: Cameron Walker; Financial Analyst: Jonathan Bradley; Chief of Staff: Rachel Lillestolen; Program Administration: Matthew Yonaki; Corporate Council: Tom Lue, Zachary Patton, Noah Richmond; Marketing: Jessica Beavers; Communications Managers: Victoria Cassady, Iska Saric; Social Media Manager: Jaime Schember; Public Relations: Fumi Kitahara Otto; Production Assistant: Sara Diamond

The Mill
Executive Producer: Sue Troyan; Associate Producer: David Lawrence; 2D Supervisor: Daniel Thuresson; 2D Leads: Jason Bergman, Elliott Brennan, Ben Smith; 3D Asset Lead: Krystal Sae Eua; FX Lead: Ashraf Ghoniem; Lighting & Rendering Lead: Sean Durnan;

Title Designer
David C. P. Chan

Creature Designer
Aaron Ingold

Practical Magic
Producer: Matt Lewis; Engineer: Bob Bristow

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This description is from the short film’s original source, which can be found here: Help

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