We invite you to join our mission to keep teenagers and young adults safe by reducing the Bystander Effect and speaking up against GHB, the date-rape drug.I NEED HELP
M10H is a narrative VR project directed by Fanni Fazakas. In the multi-ending VR, the user can be the bystander (the buddy of the perpetrator), who can have an effect on the narrative. By consulting with psychologists and experts, we made sure that the experience is ethically correct and will have a measurable impact.
It causes blackouts, wherein the victim loses control over their body and their actions, becoming completely defenseless.
GHB is often used for sexual assaults, robbery, or human and organ trafficking; and is one of the most common causes of drug-related deaths. A few drops of GHB can knock you out and steal an important part of human dignity, the ability to control your life and body.
If someone is hurt in the context of a party, not everyone reacts. People who are present in such a situation, but are not in the role of the aggressor or victim, they are considered to be bystanders.
There are three main types of bystanders: followers (assistants), who do not initiate, but take an active role in the bullying; behavior supporters (reinforcers), who support the bullying behavior (overtly or covertly, e.g. by turning a blind eye) but do not take an active role in the bullying; and behavior defenders, who dislike the bullying and try to help the target by intervening.
The socio-psychological interventions we intend to introduce with VR can lead to long-term behavioral changes as they contribute to an adaptive reinterpretation of various situations. If people can understand potentially dangerous social situations, they will become more active agents. The present situation is very specific about how to become an active agent in an emerging rape situation at a party and act appropriately to defend the victim, instead of being a passive bystander.
Rumex Fanni is an XR Director, Unreal Engine Technical Artist and Co-founder of RUMEXR. Obtaining her diploma from New York University ITP Program in 2019 her focus turned towards immersive technologies. As a storyteller and researcher who believes in social justice and equality, she investigate how real-time applications and motion capture can be effectively used in edutainment and art practices to achieve a long-term impact.
Noémi Veronika Szakonyi is a freelance film director and producer. Noémi is the founder and managing director of Match Frame Productions, a boutique film production company, focusing on documentaries and short films. The films she produces are supported by HBO Europe, Creative Europe MEDIA and the Hungarian Film Institute. Noemi is a Sundance Documentary Film Program Grantee 2015, 2019 and 2021. She has currently four documentary projects in production and one VR piece in post production. Noémi is a member of the Hungarian Documentary Association (MADOKE) and the New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT).
Krisztina is the director and protagonist of Missing 10 Hours, as the film is based on her personal story. She received her Master’s Degree in Documentary Directing from the University of Theater and Film Arts in Budapest. Currently she is studying on the Doctorate program, she researches social impact and related ethics in documentary films. In 2017 she co-founded Little Bus Production, a production company based in Hungary that focuses mainly on young talents both from the documentary and the fiction film field, since then she also works as producer.
Máté Artur Vincze is a fresh MFA graduate of the NYU Tisch Graduate Film program at New York University. He's currently based in Budapest, managing Match Frame Productions, a boutique production company with Noémi Veronika Szakonyi. They have four feature-length documentaries in production. He also received a Master’s Degree in Documentary Directing from the University of Theater and Film Arts in Budapest. Besides producing, he also works on his first feature-length documentary as a director about international adoption.
Dr. Gabor Orosz is a researcher at University of Artois (France). He wrote more than 100 international papers and based on Google Scholar, he has 3854 citations (Hindex=34, H10index=65). Previously he worked as an intervention developer at Stanford University with Professors Greg Walton, Carol Dweck, and Philip Zimbardo then he has worked on social psychological intervention projects in various countries (Hungary, France, Serbia, US). His contribution will be related to the intervention design and efficacy assessment.
Dr. Máté Kapitány-Fövény is a clinical psychologist, and an assistant professor. He has been working with addicts for more than ten years, both in the field of therapeutic care and addiction research. He is a member of the Presidential Board of the Hungarian Association on Addictions and the public body of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He holds courses on addictology at national and foreign universities. He is the author of the books ‘Függöben - Az alkoholizmus lélektana’ (In dependence - The psychology of alcoholism) and ‘Ezerracú függőség - Felismerés és felépülés’ (Thousand faces of addiction - Recognition and recovery).
Creative producer, co-owner at OCG Immersive Studio, producer at arx anima, the widely known animation company in Vienna. She was the CEO of the ODD Animation Studio in Budapest. As a Post Producer she worked on high end VFX & 3D projects (e.g. Myths and Monsters) for Netflix and won several prizes, such as the 3D Excellence Award or the Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards. With her journalist background she worked for HBO GO as a content editor. She specializes in immersive productions, mobile games and social responsibility projects
Daniel Benyi is Film Producer and XR Supervisor committed to the power of visual storytelling. Over 10 years he has experience leading film & animation productions, creative campaigns, and new media projects. Daniel co-founder of Cyd Virtual Studio and Alpaca Picture, specializing in animation, real-time solutions, and virtual production.
The most important part of our distribution plan is the educational goal.
We aim to organize campus tours in Hungary, in several European countries, and in the US in order to raise awareness of GHB, sexual harassment, and bullying among youngsters (16-26).
“Mara was unwillingly drugged with GHB, the date rape drug most frequently used in sexual attacks. The power to change how the night unfolds is in the visitor’s hands. But will they stay on the ethical pathway if other characters reveal new possibilities?“
“Épp ez az, ami miatt forradalmi ez a projekt: egyszerűen kénytelen vagy nem belemenni érzelmileg, és belekényszerít valami olyasmibe, amit beszélgetés útján a legnagyobb empátiával sem volnál képes átélni.“
“A VR egyik legnagyobb célkitűzése, hogy visszaszorítsa a “járókelő hatást” (Bystander Effect) és ezáltal az elharapódzó közönyt, a fiatal korosztály edukálásával.“
“Missing 10 Hours makes you realize how much the decision and actions of bystanders can drastically influence the course of an evening.“
RUMEXR and MATCH FRAME PRODUCTIONS
Fanni Fazakas, Zsanett Kertész, Krisztina Meggyes
Noémi Veronika Szakonyi, Máté Artur Vincze
Réka Fésűs. Dániel Bényi
Fanni Fazakas, Zara Maria Olsson
Cecilia Trabalka - Traila
Motion Capture Acting
Márk Márfi, Blanka Szekeres, Péter Katona
Motion Capture Supervisor
Szívós Dániel, Zara Maria Olsson, Kornél Mészáros
Rita honosi, natália varga
Flóra - Dominika Rezes
Gergő - Márk Márfi
Alíz - Sophie Török
Domi - Péter Katona
Bouncer - Simon Szabó
Taxi Driver - Sena Dagadu
Policeman - Ferenc Tóth Simon
Policewoman - Blanka Szekeres
Mara - Natasha Arancini
Greg - Daniel Amerman
Alice - Sophie Török
Nicky - Maxwell Glick
Bouncer - Chris McCullough
Taxi Driver - Sena Dagadu
Chef - Nicolas Greco
Policeman - Brendon Jenkins
Policewoman - Michelle Morgan
Huiyi Chen for first prototype development
Cassandra De Klerck
Moholy-Nagy University Innovation Lab
Dr. Máté Kapitány Fövény
Dr. Gábor Orosz
Code n Soda