Discover the story of residents’ lives before the fire

Sheffield DocFest, Channel 4 VR Hub & Raindance Film Festival

*Winner – Audience Award, Alternate Realities, Sheffield Doc Fest 2018*
*Winner – Best Documentary VR Experience, Immersive Stories, Raindance Film Festival 2018*

59 Productions has collaborated with Parable and Channel 4 to create the design and animation for the VR documentary, GRENFELL: OUR HOME, Channel 4’s first VR film commission. The 15-minute piece premiered at the Sheffield Doc Fest this year where it won the Audience Award in the Alternate Realities programme. It will be widely released at the end of June via social media and free VR stores.

The film tells the story of life in the tower prior to the fire, and features 360 stereoscopic interviews with residents alongside animated sequences evoking life in Grenfell. The film is directed by Jonathan Rudd and features original music by acclaimed Icelandic composer, Biggi Hilmars.

The making of GRENFELL: OUR HOME marks 59’s further expansion into the creation of Virtual Reality work, after last year’s piece MY NAME IS PETER STILLMAN, which was selected for the Venice Film Festival. 59 will release their fourth VR piece in late July – check back soon for more details.


“VR documentary storytelling at its absolute best [..] Grenfell: Our Home has set a new benchmark for 360 films”

VR Focus

“Rather than dwell on the well-trodden news lines, the piece is about their homes in the tower, with their plants, artefacts and hand-drawn murals sensitively reimagined through animation.”

The Guardian

“Grenfell: Our Home Is An Essential VR Documentary”

Upload VR

“The virtual reality documentary that takes you inside Grenfell before the fire”

Evening Standard


Commissioned by

Channel 4

Commissioning Editor

Siobhan Sinnerton

Production Company


Design & Animation

59 Productions


Jonathan Rudd

Executive Producer

David Wise


Alessandra Bonomolo
Nicki Chandris


Biggi Hilmars

Director of Photography

Christopher Corless

Production Manager

Sophia Edmonds


Project Director

Mark Grimmer

Lead Designer

Akhila Krishnan

Assistant Designers

Felix Green
Dale Croft


Tommy Lexen

Artwork & Animation

Jarek Radecki
Edd Stockton
Georgia Clegg
Richard Selby-Chambers
Chris Stoneman
Marco Sandeman

Design Intern

Hanna Schrage

Rotoscoping & Grading

Marco Grandinetti
Bassem Tabet

Technical Assistance

Nick Corrigan
Nicol Scott

Press & Poster Image

Rebecca Pitt
Diego Sanguino