Cate Blanchett visits Japan with Toku Saké

Cate Blanchett was in Tokyo over the weekend and early this week with Toku Saké team. In February, she was announced as the Toku Saké’s new creative director where she will be overseeing creative strategy and direction, including new product development and innovation.

Personae Consilium and Cate’s friend and make-up artist, Mary Greenwell, shared some photos from the trip.

Other than Cate’s new film RUMOURS premiering at Cannes, the VR project EVOLVER she narrated has been selected in competition at Cannes Film Festival’s Immersive section.

EVOLVER from Marshmallow Laser Feast is a collective virtual reality experience which drops audiences deep inside the landscape of the body, following the flow of oxygen through our branching ecosystem, to a single ‘breathing’ cell. Through this transcendental narrative, it becomes clear that breath not only sparks life, but also connects us to the natural world through the cycle of respiration.

Evolver is voiced by Blanchett, and has previously played at Tribeca and Geneva International Film Festiva. It is helmed by Barnaby Steel, Ersin Han Ersin and Robin McNicholas of London-based art collective Marshmallow Laser Feast. Dirty Films is also a production company, and Coco Francini, Blanchett, and Andrew Upton are executive producers on the virtual reality project, which is billed as a free roaming, immersive journey through the breathing body.








Sources: Tribeca, ScreenDaily