DPYX is the writing, producing and directing team of Marcy Boyle and Rachel Holzman, who met while studying film at Barnard College, Columbia University. Marcy isa dual citizen of the US and Ireland who studied Muay Thai with a European Welterweight Champion for 3 years. Marcy was one of 100 virtual reality developers selected by Oculus for their Launch Pad program. Rachel is a third generation New Yorker who holds a master dive license and has filmed many international dive spots from the Rainbow Reef in Fiji to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
NOBODY CAN COOL, their first feature film, a graphic novel and film noir slant on the“women in jeopardy thriller”, was shot in 14 days on location in a log cabin in Castaic,CA. It was released in the US and Canada on dvd and streaming (iTunes, Amazon, Walmart, etc.) and in the UK in December 2015. They have been featured in publications including NERDIST, JEZEBEL, STARBURST MAGAZINE, RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE, WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH, and MODERN HORRORS, where they were just included in a list of trailblazing female directors including THE BADABOOK's Jennifer Kent, A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT's Ana Lily Amirpour, and Karyn Kusama.
DPYX is currently developing hard action, science fiction and horror film projects aimed at a wide audience and featuring substantial female characters who stand toe-to-toe with their male counterparts. They are also in development on a documentary about one of their film heroes, the trailblazing producer, Debra Hill (HALLOWEEN, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, THE FISHER KING).
Their interest in Virtual Reality stems from an aspiration to elicit a visceral response in the film viewer and explore alternative storytelling structures to create intense immersive narratives. In 2015, they hosted a screening of Marguerite Durasʼs film, INDIA SONG and wrote an article for INDIEWIRE referencing the Virtual Reality narrative possibilities suggested by Durasʼs hypnotic, enveloping masterpiece. Their first cinematic VR piece, MUAY THAI @ THE YARD, was first shown at Titmouse Studios Gallery in Los Angeles and is now available on Samsung VR, and their second, CARDBOARD GOLIATH, was at VRUK in London in February 2016, USC, LA Games Con, LVL Up Expo, and was recently selected for FIVARS festival of virtual and augmented reality in Toronto. They are excited to be exploring the possibilities of cinematic Virtual Reality and looking forward to experimenting with Augmented and Mixed Reality in narrative storytelling.
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