A drone discovers an unknown asteroid. On its journey over the rocky surface, it receives a strange signal. To locate the source, the drone ventures deep into an ancient labyrinth—a place that holds a secret even darker than space itself. Sonar is a new kind of 3D, 360 cinematic experience, striking a balance between traditional moviemaking and interactive media.

Philipp Maas & Dominik Stockhausen
Philipp Maas is an up-and-coming director for animation and virtual reality experiences. His animated VR short film, Sonar, was selected by international festivals including Sundance and Cannes. Before specializing in VR, he worked in the German CG & VFX industry on commercials and short films. He currently works at Oculus Story Studio, where he looks at novel ideas and workflows for virtual-reality storytelling.

Dominik Stockhausen is a student of animation and visual effects at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Working as a CG generalist and director, he is focused on finding innovative new ways of telling stories.