Mr. Chang arrives to his “Spiritual Temple,” a place that represents one’s destiny. To solve his marital crisis and financial problems, he summons his guardian – The Thunder God. They attempt to tidy his life, which turns out to be a big mistake… with hilarious consequences.
Shooting Format: Stereoscopic 3DVR, 8K per eye
Screening Format: Available in 4K and 8K Stereoscopic 3DVR
Headset: Available with Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive and Acer MR.
Language: Includes both English and Mandarin versions
What if by changing your spiritual temple, you can change you life? Are we going to live happily ever after? With the natural fit between this traditional Taoist ritual and VR, I want to explore this out-of-body experience, with tons of jokes.
Director- John Hsu. Born in Taipei, 1981,
John Hsu graduated with MFA from Radio-TV-Film department, Shih Hsin University. Always interested in digital culture, video games, comedy and sci-fi genres, he won the “Best Director Award” at Golden Bell Awards 2005, the biggest television award in Taiwan, with his TV movie debut “Real Online”. John was a member of Berlinale Talent Campus 2007 and also a Shopsteward of INPUT 2009. His previous short films have been selected at Rotterdam Film Festival is currently working on his first feature film. “Your Spiritual Temple Sucks” is his first VR project. Also one of the founders of AFK PL@YERS, the biggest machinima production group in Taiwan.
Real Online, Digital Betacam, 76min, feature TV film, 2005
Intoxicant, 35mm, 26min, short film, 2008
After Dark, HD, 21min, short film, 2011
The Great Escape From Café City,HD, 20min, Short film, 2013
The Weather Report Of The End, HD, 8min, Short Film, 2015
Priority Stickers 2.0,HD, 2min, Short Film, 2015
Awards & Recognition
“Best innovative storytelling” World VR Forum, 10th June 2018
“First prize” Inception and KaleidoVR Online VR Film Festival,14th June 2018
“Converse Award Best Virtual Reality Short“28th July 2018,Guanajuato International Film Festival
“Taiwanese VR film awarded in Switzerland” Enditem/J, Focus Taiwan