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The Hangman at Home - VR
A VR project based on the Carl Sandburg poem of the same title

"What does the hangman think about when he goes home at night from work?"

«The Hangman at Home» is an animated VR experience exploring themes surrounding acknowledgement and the awkward intimacy of humanness. Told in five interwoven stories; each situation presents a person, or persons in a delicate moment: fragile, playful, terrified, contemplated, confused, curious…

We are all very much alike in these moments - alerting us to question our own responsibility and responses.

The project is based on Carl Sandburg's poem The Hangman at Home, from the collection "Smoke & Steel" (1922)


Grand Jury Prize for best VR immersive work, 77th Venice Film Festival, La Biennale di Venezia, 2020

Best VR Interactive Experience at the Cannes XR Award 2021

Special mention, Kaboom International Film Festival, 2021

Special mention, VRHAM Virtual Reality and Arts Festival, 2021

Best VR award, Bolton International Film Festival, 2021

Best VR, BIAF Bucheon International Animation Festival, 2021

Best VR Experience, VRE Festival, Rome, 2021

Grand Prize Winner ANNY Best of Fest VR at Animation Nights New York, NY, USA, 2021

Winner: XR Experience - Interactive, PRIXNUMIX, Paris, France, 2021


Cannes XR, 2021

Annecy International Animation Festival, VR works competition, 2021

IFFR, Art Directions programme, 2021

AniFilm, Liberect, Czech Republic, 2021

Lumières du Cinéma Award, 2020

Geneva International Film Festival, 2020

Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema, 2020

Ottawa International Animation Festival, 2020

DIRECTORS: Michelle and Uri Kranot


Lana Tankosa Nikolic (Late Love Production, DK)

Katayoun Dibamehr and Avi Amar (Floréal Films, FR)

Emmanuel-Alain Raynal and Pierre Baussaron (Miyu Productions, FR)

Marc Bertrand (National Film Board of Canada, CA)

GENRE: VR Single User 

LENGHT: 25 min 

TECHNIQUE: Paint on footage 2D and 3D

VR Format: 6DOF / HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift and Quest 

COUNTRY: Denmark, Canada and France


SUPPORTED BY: The Danish Film Institute (DK), The West Danish Film Fund (DK), CNC (FR), NFB (CA), The Animation Workshop (DK)

English Press Kit

French Press Kit


Politiken (Danish)

DR (Danish)

Radio Canada (French)

The Guardian (English)

Zippy Frames (English) - WIP Presentation in Annecy Int. Animation Festival

XR Must (English)- interview of Michelle and Uri Kranot

Usbek & Rica (French) interview of Michelle Kranot

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