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David Adler, works with virtual reality and film. In his work he mixes an array of media, aesthetics and technology, always with a strong narrative structure and artistic expression. Experimentation plays a central role in his experiences, he pushes the limits for what kinds of stories can be told in VR and alternative media while ensuring that they are situated in a larger artistic context. 


Central to his experiences is the audience presence and relationship to the character in the story evoking awareness and empathy through their involvement. There is a harshness and poetry to his work that often revolve around historical events. 


His latest narrative VR experience “End of Night”, tells the story of a jewish man’s escape from Copenhagen during the Second World War, the entire story is experienced from the row boat he escapes in as you sail through the scattered landscape of his memories of that fateful night. “End of Night” won Best Narrative at the Venice Film Festival in 2021 as well as several awards from festivals around the world.


His projects under development span across various countries, for example Bhutan, Greenland and Ghana. He uses a variety of media: a fully immersive VR movie, a VR documentary and a feature length film. David Adler’s style of storytelling embraces using experimentation as a key part of development in order to challenge the narrative structure and ensure a constant stream of narrative elements to bring the story to life.

Photo by Thomas Borberg


  • 2021 - Director of VR experience - SHADOW / SKYGGEN

  • 2021 - Director of VR experience - End of Night, Makropol and Novelab 

  • 2020 - Director of VR experience - Taste of Hunger​–VR companion piece to the feature film Smagen af Sult ​[TasteofHunger] directed by Christoffer Boe, Zentropa Productions and  Makropol 

  • 2014 - Animation Director - Sort ​[​No Man’s Land​], Diploma film - The Danish Film School 

  • 2012 - Animation Director - Hvid​ [​White​] - Semester film - The Danish Film School Department of Animation Direction

  • 2011 - Game Director - 1916 Der Unbekannte Krieg - DADIU [The National Academy of Digital Interactive Entertainment]

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