Liam Young is a designer, director and BAFTA nominated producer who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. Described by the BBC as ‘the man designing our futures’, his visionary films and speculative worlds are both extraordinary images of tomorrow and urgent examinations of the environmental questions facing us today. As a worldbuilder he visualizes the cities, spaces and props of our imaginary futures for the film and television industry and with his own films he has premiered with platforms ranging from Channel 4, Apple+, SxSW, Tribeca, the New York Metropolitan Museum, The Royal Academy, Venice Biennale, the BBC and the Guardian. His films have been collected internationally by museums such as the New York Met, Art Institute of Chicago, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria and M Plus Hong Kong and has been acclaimed in both mainstream and design media including features with TED, Wired, New Scientist, Arte, Canal+, Time magazine and many more.
Liam Young, Director
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Well Played Studios, VR
Press (at) liamyoung.org
Press (at) liamyoung.org
Well Played Studios is a full service VR/AR firm specializing in interactive content and gaming experiences. They are a platform-agnostic developer across premium desktop pc/mac, Mobile, IOT, standalone and console, creating amazing branded and interactive experiences for marketing activations and existing home consumer. Well Played Studios currently works with Visa, Verizon, Paramount, IMG, T-Mobile, Samsung, Red Bull, and more on a number of different AR/VR, IOT and voice activations. These activations have been deployed and managed at Comic Con, The LA Auto Show, The Super Bowl, NFL Draft and more. They are an XR dev studio assisting partners in exploring what can be done in these new mediums to become thought leaders and separate them from their competition.
Director Liam Young Production DesignLiam Young Costume Director/Producer Ane Crabtree VFX Supervisor Alexey Marfin VFX Case Miller, Aman Sheth, Vivian Komati, Yucong Wang Original ScoreForest Swords (Matthew Barnes) Vocals EMEL Lead Researcher Case Miller Researcher Pierce Myers Narrative Consultant Jennifer ChenWest Coast Costume Assistant Courtney Mitchell East Coast Costume Assistant Ela Erdogan Costume Artists Holly McQuillian, Karin Peterson, Kathryn Walters (Zero Waste Weavers), Aneesa Shami (High Altitude Bot Herder), Yeohlee Teng (Code Talker), Courtney Mitchell (Beekeeper), Ane Crabtree (Nomadic Worker, Algae Diver, Drone Shepard) Fiber Artist Janice Arnold Mask Artists Liam Young (High Altitude Bot Herder, Code Talker, Algae Diver, Drone Shepard), Zac Monday (Zero Waste Weavers), Aneesa Shami (Zero Waste Weavers) Costume Still Photography Driely S Costume stills Photoshoot Produced by Eva Huang Performers David Freeland Jr, AJ and Miguel Alejandro Lopez, Joy Brown Commissioned by NGV Melbourne & Ewan McEoin
Writer & Director Liam Young Production Design Liam Young Producers Well Played Studios, HTC Vive Arts, Victoria Chang Narrator Chloe Coleman Lead Artists Kayvan Boudai, Eilliot Ordower, James Clark 3D Artists Case Miller, Jeremy Kamal Hartley, Tien Tien Wang, William Chen Animator Edwin Vargas Cortez Ori Original ScoreForest Swords (Matthew Barnes) Vocals EMEL