At KALEIDOSCOPE our mission is to give independent artists and studios the resources they need to do great work. A professional network for the immersive industry, we bring together creators, investors, and industry leaders to help fund the next wave of great XR art, games, films, apps, and experiences.
Founded in 2014 by designers René and Selena Pinnell, Kaleidoscope produced the first virtual reality festivalearning coverage in leading publications such as The New York Times,VICE, and The LA Times. Partnering with Wired and Oculus, Kaleidoscope went on to produce a successful World Tour and later the DevLab content accelerator.
Today, Kaleidoscope plays a central role in the artistic renaissance of virtual reality, with over $14MM raised by Kaleidoscope supported projects including the first seven-figure deal for a VR film at Sundance. With a commitment to creative exploration, Kaleidoscope has backed some of our industry’s most groundbreaking work including the animated VR film BATTLESCAR, starring Rosario Dawson, and the VR series SPHERES, starring Jessica Chastain and Patti Smith and executive produced by Darren Aronofsky.
Projects discovered by Kaleidoscope routinely go on to screen at major festivals such as Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW, and the artists in our community are widely recognized as the most innovative voices in virtual reality.
SELENA PINNELL Creative Director & Co-founder Selena has an extensive background in fashion and design working on the styling teams for major artists such as Aaron Paul, the Dixie Chicks, and Kylie Minouge, as well as clients like BMW and Erik Hart from Hart + Lëshkina.