Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes — Submarine Channel

Ashes to Ashes is a surreal tragicomedy in virtual reality. At first sight, the film seems to be about a dysfunctional family burdened with the bizarre dying wish of their recently deceased grandfather. Seen from the perspective the urn containing the ashes, we encounter the colorful family members, who each seem to live in a reality of their own creation.

Ashes to Ashes is an experience designed to challenge the viewer to distinguish what is real from what is not. Ultimately the film questions if there is, in fact, a clear dividing line between reality and fiction. Aren’t we all living in our own world?

costume design
hair & make up
Clement & Sanôu
Sanne Oostervink

Ingejan Ligthart Schenk
Jamille van Wijngaarden
Steye Hallema

Anne Barnhoorn

executive producer
Benjamin de Wit


5th november 2016
Vondel CS Amsterdam

Dutch VR Awards 2017 – Gold
Shanghai International Film Festival 2017 – Prize Cup GCC Award Ceremony

Prix Europa 2017 – Category Online Projects
Gouden Kalf Nederlands Filmfestival 2017 – Category Interactive


“The first thing I noticed while I was watching Ashes to Ashes was how good everything looked.”



Trailer — Ashes to Ashes

“Film en theater komen samen in deze VR-Film.



“Het levert een droomachtige tien minuten op waarin de grens tussen fictie en werkelijkheid constant vervaagt.”


Ashes to Ashes – The Making Of