After Solitary”, a collaboration between Emblematic Group and FRONTLINE, is a groundbreaking virtual reality experience that places the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world. It was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW 2017 for best room scale VR, the top prize at the World VR Forum, and has showcased at AFI Docs and SIFFX.
After Solitary is a visceral window into the practice of solitary confinement co-directed by Cassandra Herrman and Lauren Mucciolo. It features ex-offender Kenny Moore’s story of being held in long-term solitary confinement in the mid-90’s at Maine State Prison and what happened to him when he returned home to his family. This groundbreaking journalistic experience is based off three years of rigorous investigative reporting and marries cutting-edge photogrammetry technology that places users inside of two photorealistic 3D scanned environments—one of a solitary cell and the other of an ordinary bedroom—with a videogrammetry capture hologram of Kenny.