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Across the Line


New Frontier Exhibition
573 Main St.
Friday, January 22–Friday, January 29, 1:00–8:00 p.m.


New Frontier Gateway
136 Heber Ave.
Friday, January 22–Friday, January 29, 5:30–8:00 p.m., VR BAR
Saturday, January 30, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

This penetrating, immersive documentary uses a combination of live footage, volumetric capture, and a montage of real audio, to give the viewer an on-the-ground experience of what it is like to directly confront anti-abortion extremists trying to intimidate patients seeking sexual and reproductive health care at Planned Parenthood.

YEAR 2015

SECTION NF VR Experience


RUN TIME 9 min

COMPANY Emblematic Group

EMAIL nonny@emblematicgroup.com


Executive Producer
Sound Design
Sound Recording
Creative Director
Lead Programmer
Associate Producer
Production Assistant

Artist Bio

Nonny de la Peña

Nonny de la Peña, CEO of Emblematic Group, uses cutting-edge technologies to tell important stories, creating intense, empathetic engagement. Recently named a Yale Poynter Fellow, she has over 20 years of experience in print, film, and television. Her showcases include the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca, the World Economic Forum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

Brad Lichtenstein

Brad Lichtenstein is the president of 371 Productions and co-founder of Custom Reality Services. His documentary Ghosts of Attica won a duPont award, and his Emmy-nominated, PBS Independent Lens film As Goes Janesville was dubbed a "political thriller" by The New York Times. He recently directed Kartemquin's IDA-nominated, duPont Award–winning Al Jazeera series Hard Earned.

Jeff Fitzsimmons

Jeff Fitzsimmons is an author, artist, technologist, entrepreneur, and co-founder of the VR company Custom Reality Services. His work-life has gone from pioneering video maker in Seattle's grunge scene to founder of HarQen—a next-generation voice technology company. He created Sony’s massive Playstation tradeshow booth and has been chief creative officer for Caffeine Communications—a guerilla marketing firm.