White Spark Pictures

Australia’s White Spark launches virtual reality tech business Surround Sync

Perth-based production and VR company White Spark Pictures has launched a new technology business that aims to allow hundreds of viewers to experience virtual reality experiences at the same time. Surround Sync, which is being led by White Spark’s COO and MD Benn Ellard, will be responsible for the delivery of its patent-pending Surround Sync […]

White Spark Pictures receives museum funding for VR documentaries

White Spark Pictures, the Australian production company established by Briege Whitehead, has entered development on a trio of new VR documentaries after striking a funding partnership with three museums. The deal will see the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, the Western Australian Museum in Perth and the Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum […]

Factual round-up: Quintus expands originals; Peacock seeks ‘Baby Gabriel’ doc; White Spark sets ‘Milky Way’ debut

Quintus expands originals Berlin-based factual content distributor and channel owner, Quintus Studios, has greenlit two new original factual co-productions. The new projects to be greenlit include Illegal Gold: The New Cocaine, a 6 x 60-minute series produced by Mazdoc, exploring how illegal gold extraction threatens to destroy one of the world’s most biodiverse areas The […]

Australia’s White Spark looks to the stars with decade-long doc project

Australian factual indie White Spark Pictures is embarking on a decade-long, multi-season documentary project following the construction of the SKA telescopes – considered one of the world’s greatest-ever scientific endeavours. The World’s Largest Telescopes: Beyond The Milky Way will launch its first 2 x 60-minute series (or 1 x 90-minute special) in 2024, with two […]

TBI Weekly: Why cheaper tech will surface new voices in natural history

As 2022 gets into its stride, natural history is again making an impact on screen and on the commissioning slates of new and established buyers. Tim Dams explores how cost-efficient technologies are opening up myriad new opportunities for this classic genre. For those in the natural history TV business, the past few years have been […]

Why there’s nothing virtual about the potential of VR

Briege Whitehead, who heads up Australian production firm White Spark Pictures, explains how virtual reality (VR) programming can be both impactful and profitable for producers. As a TV producer and director who also has a growing virtual reality business, I was saddened to hear about the recent closure of the BBC’s VR Hub. Not least […]