Gloomy Eyes

A strange love in a world without sun... A fiction in virtual reality told by Colin Farrell

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A strange love in a world without sun

Narrated by Colin Farrell, Gloomy Eyes tells the story of the sun who got tired of humans and decided to hide and never rise again. An animated VR-trilogy in 6DoF & 3D real-time.

When the sun got tired of humans it decided to hide and never rise again
The darkness awoke the dead from their graves. After the sun retreated and darkness engulfed the world, an oppressive leader has made being a zombie against the law, their very existence is illegal. They are forced to hide in the forest, away from dangerous zombie hunters. At night when the hunters retreat into their homes, the cold sunless world becomes calm and quiet. A zombie kid called Gloomy wanders alone, out of sight…  This zombie is different. Truth is, he doesn’t feel too comfortable around others of his kind. Gloomy is not like other zombies. He has something inside him that we can’t see or understand. But Nature knows he’s special.

An unexpected encounter one night changes everything
By unlikely chance, or by the mysterious powers of nature, a human girl and the zombie boy Gloomy fall in love. Nena is no ordinary girl. Born in the cold darkness and knowing no other way of life, she is the niece of the harsh leader of humankind. But Gloomy and Nena care not, and immediately form an irreversible bond, powerful enough to bring brightness again to their obscure town. Can their atypical love survive in a world where the living and the dead cannot peacefully coexist?

Gloomy Eyes is above all a love story and a tale of magic
At its core, Gloomy represents all of us. It is a story about being different, belonging and the awkwardness and improbability of finding love. The unlikely connection between Gloomy and Nena transcends all loneliness, fear, and bigotry.

Enter a universe of surprising magic and adventure
Delight in a miniature, charmingly eerie, spinning world. Narrated by an old grave keeper (Colin Farrell), this poignant tale of tenderness brings magic and light into a land plagued by obscurity.

Available on Oculus Quest, Steam, Oculus Rift, and Viveport.

Nominations and Awards

  • Winner

    Annecy 2019

    Cristal de la meilleure œuvre VR

  • Winner

    SXSW 2019

    Prix du Jury pour la narration (Virtual Cinema)

  • Winner

    Infinity Film Festival 2019

    Award of Virtual Reality Experience

  • Winner

    New Images 2019

    Masque d'Or

  • Official selection

    Biennale Di Venezia 2019

  • Official selection

    Sundance Film Festival 2019

  • Winner

    Sandbox Immersive Festival 2019

  • Winner

    Raindance 2019

    Artistic Achievement / Audio Achievement

  • Winner

    Anima 2019

    Prix du Jury du meilleur court-métrage en VR

  • Official selection



  • Authors and directors - Fernando Maldonado, Jorge Tereso
  • Script - Fernando Maldonado, Jorge Tereso, Santiago Amigorena
  • Coproduction - ARTE France, Atlas V, 3DAR, Ryot, HTC Vive Originals, Viveport
  • Supported by - CNC, Unity, Sacem, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Procirep


  • English voice - Colin Farrell
  • French Voice - Tahar Rahim
  • German voice - Max Riemelt
  • Spanish voice - Jorge Drexler
  • Chinese voice - Jam Hsiao


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