DARK SLOPE AND INSIGHT PRODUCTIONS PARTNER TO DEVELOP SLATE OF HYPERREALITY TELEVISION PROJECTS

The partnership sees the two companies collaborate on a dynamic range of unscripted series that employ ground-breaking extended reality and virtual production technologies

17 MAY 2022 (TORONTO, ON) – Dark Slope, the Toronto-based virtual production and metaverse gaming company, and Insight Productions, one of Canada’s most established production companies, today announced a partnership to develop original competition formats for a new era of metaverse entertainment.  Built from the ground up, the projects will utilise cutting-edge virtual production technologies to elevate the reality television genre, producing a diverse range of formats for both children and adults. Production on the first project is set to begin later this year. 

Dark Slope announced their Hyperreality Initiative late last year, which is set to produce a new form of immersive, experiential television and blur the lines between the real world and the digital one. Dark Slope’s specialist game design capabilities, outstanding visual effects rendered in Unreal Engine, advanced haptic feedback, as well as camera, hand, face and object tracking will come together to push the boundaries of what is possible in television, bringing the competitors as close to the metaverse as they can get. 

Insight Productions, a Boat Rocker company, is renowned for its award-winning, highly rated reality series, and original formats including Battle of The Blades, Wall of Chefs, The Amazing Race Canada, Big Brother Canada, Canadian Idol, its most recent format, LOL: Last One Laughing Canada for Prime Video, and the just announced Eurovision Canada.

“Our partnership with Dark Slope affords both companies an incredible opportunity to produce dynamic new formats that will dramatically elevate the genre,” said John Brunton, Chairman, CEO, and Executive Producer for Insight Productions.  

“Our expertise in reality competition programming and desire to continually push the boundaries of storytelling, combined with Dark Slope’s unsurpassed virtual technologies and ability to create boundaryless exploration, will make for incredible viewer experiences,” said Mark Lysakowski, Executive Producer & Senior Vice President, Insight Productions.

Dan Fill, President of Dark Slope Studios comments, “We look forward to sharing what we are creating by combining Insight’s expertise in storytelling and original formats with our technical expertise in virtual production. The age of immersive metaverse television is now within our reach and we are excited to be trailblazers in this genre.”

Dark Slope and Insight Productions will be hosting a private, hands-on showcase of their hyperreality show concepts at Goya Studios in the heart of Hollywood from June 8-10, 2022. To book a meeting or express interest in attending their showcase, please contact rob.esom@darkslope.com 

About Dark Slope
Founded in 2018, Dark Slope pushes the boundaries of multi-sensory entertainment center spectacles, virtual reality experiences, immersive games, and motion capture-driven virtual production for television. From its 8000 square foot studio, Dark Slope leverages its warehouse-scale virtual production stage with proprietary pipeline, tools, workflows and game-engine technology in order to bring world class creative properties to life. Based in Toronto, and with a global workforce, Dark Slope combines advanced technologies with compelling storytelling to reimagine the future of entertainment. Visit https://darkslopestudios.com/ to learn more. 

About Insight Productions Ltd. (A Boat Rocker Company)
Insight Productions is known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts and is Canada’s most established content producer.  An industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming, the company has created some of the most dynamic and top-rated programs including The Amazing Race Canada (the most watched Canadian show on record); ratings hit Big Brother Canada; Stronger Together/Tous Ensemble (the highest viewed non-sporting broadcast in Canadian TV history); The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration, a live concert special on CBC watched by one in three Canadians; and original formats Battle of The Blades and Wall of Chefs. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of ground-breaking content. For more information on Insight Productions, please visit www.insighttv.com or on Twitter @insightprod or Facebook at www.facebook.com/InsightProductions

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Media Contacts
Rakhee Sapra
(905) 334-3516
rakhee.sapra@darkslope.com

Gabrielle Free | Free Publicity (for Insight Production Company, Ltd.)
gabfree.publicity@gmail.com
416-220-0201

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