Behind the Scenes on Google “Back to the Moon”

The first VR and 360 interactive Google doodle celebrates filmmaking pioneer and VFX innovator Georges Méliès. The project was co-directed by Fx Goby at Nexus Studios and Hélène Leroux at Google.

The ambitious collaboration also included teams from Google Spotlight Stories, Google Arts and Culture, and Cinématèque Française.

Fx Goby: “Méliès is one of my personal heroes, and being able to pay tribute to him in such a visible way is both a rare opportunity and a huge privilege.

“There’s nothing in the film which hasn’t been considered through the Méliès lens; the shape of the stars, the contents on the table, every object has a story behind it which is linked to him.”
Watch the finished 360 film:

Get the full VR experience on mobile, Cardboard or Daydream by downloading the Google Spotlight stories app for iOS or Android or on Steam.

Client: Google
Production: Nexus
Directors: Fx Goby, Hélène Leroux
Score: Mathieu Alvado, London Symphony Orchestra.