Experience the Thrill of a ‘Jailbreak’: Investigation Discovery’s VR Experience Launching In Advance of ‘I (Almost) Got Away With It’ Premiere

— Eighth Season of I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT Premieres on Friday, May 13 at 10/9c on ID –

(Silver Spring, Md.)— For these perpetrators, the stories may be different, but the motives are always the same: to stay out of prison and live life on the lam. The criminals profiled in I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT evaded justice for years by using their families, fake IDs or force to evade capture. Now, ID is bringing these sleek culprits’ stories to a whole new level with a new virtual reality (VR) experience, inviting users to experience aJAILBREAK like never before. Inspired by Peter Gibbs’ daring prison escape, this immersive and thrilling VR experience lets users feel the adrenaline rush from behind the cuffs and from the POV of the escapee himself. Attempt to escape the confines of prison with JAILBREAK, launching in advance of the eighth season premiere of I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT on Friday, May 13 at 10/9c.

“As the leaders in true crime programming, ID is all about providing our insatiable fans outlets to consume true crime content on all platforms,” said Kevin Bennett, General Manager, Investigation Discovery. “We are excited to introduce the action-packed VR experience JAILBREAK, offering our viewers first-hand access into just how these perpetrators almost got away with it.”

The five-minute JAILBREAK virtual reality experience is brought to life through a partnership with ID, Indigo Films, Digital Cave Media, FogoMotion, and is powered by Discovery VR. The experience was shot on a six-camera GoPro rig, a three-camera rig with 220-degree lenses, and a Kodak 180-degree rig. JAILBREAK is made available on multiple platforms including Discovery VR iOS and Android apps and Oculus devices. Additionally, a 360-degree video of the experience will be available at ID.comYouTubeFacebook, and DiscoveryVR.com, where users can use their mouse or arrow keys to navigate their escape.

Discovery VR, Discovery Communications’ buzzworthy virtual reality offering, is comprised of more than 85 experiences spanning everything from underwater explorations to skiing, slacklining and thrilling wildlife panoramas. With more than 650,000 app downloads to date and nearly 30M cumulative views, Discovery VR continues to bring fans around world, transporting them to locations they may not otherwise be able to experience.

I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT is produced by Indigo Films with David Frank as executive producer. For Investigation Discovery, Keila Woodard is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production and Henry Schleiff is Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America.

JAILBREAK is produced for Investigation Discovery with Kyle Russell and Keila Woodard serving as executive producers for the network. Additional credits for JAILBREAK include: Matt Riggieri, director of VR photography; Ted Leonard, director; Carl Schick, producer; Melody Haug Crawford, production superviser; and Richard Humphries, sound design and mix.

 

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