Through a dark, snowy car ride, Eminem is seen on the trailer for Marshall From Detroit talking about his hometown of Detroit, and why he still chooses to live there despite reaching super stardom and having the means to live elsewhere.
The 21-minute long film will premiere at The Sundance Film Festival. The documentary style project explores Eminem’s life in the city through his eyes and virtual reality. Directed by Caleb Slain, the film is created by Felix and Paul Studios, whom specialize in virtual reality content creation.
By using virtual reality, the filmmakers hope this will create a unique way for audiences to see Eminem’s story come to life. “Our idea was to extend the blanket of intimacy offered by VR beyond the once-in-a-lifetime ride with Marshall and introduce you to a more mystic version of Detroit you could never see for yourself,” Slain told Variety. “We wanted to take the ‘reality’ out of VR and cook it down into something more unreal, but also truthful.”
According to Complex, Marshall From Detroit will debut on Saturday (Jan 26) as part of the New Frontiers program at Sundance.