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Update on Home360

Using 360° wraparound film and the latest CGI/Virtual Reality technology, Home360 is a project that’s designed to enable people to experience the big story of the Bible as never before. The plan was to bring this experience to towns and cities across England and Wales during 2020.

We have taken the decision to delay the roll out of this project for two reasons:

Firstly, there have been some delays in production and we want to ensure we have time to undertake our planned audience testing before it goes public. The project is highly innovative and technically challenging, and it’s really important to get it right.

Secondly, there has been feedback from church leaders in some of the towns and cities we are taking the experience that a delay would be helpful to enable them to see the film for themselves and get everything in place to ensure the project is a success.

What happens next?

During the next few months, we will be:

  • Testing the rough cut of the film that has been made with focus groups of the target audience in a dome.
  • Undertaking a creative review of the project.
  • Re-setting the timetable (probably in May) for rolling out the experience.

The upshot of all this is that it’s likely Home360 will be postponed until next year. If the user testing is successful, it’s our intention to roll out the project in the summer of 2021.

We thank you for your understanding and hope you will pray with us as we continue to work on the project.

Working alongside local churches, we're reaching out to people who might never have engaged with the Bible through a powerful, immersive film called Home360.

Made in stunning 360° wraparound film and using the latest CGI/Virtual Reality technology, it shows the Bible in a way that people will have never experienced before. Using Scripture and narration, the experience shows us drama in a modern-day home, the parable of the Prodigal Son, and a documentary style overview of the Bible’s big story. 

The experience touches on ideas of love, loss, forgiveness and belonging – themes common to every audience.

The film – 15 minutes long – will be shown in a nine-metre dome seating around 30 people at a time, or around 100 per hour. We're aiming to partner with local churches who'll work with us to identify suitable locations for the dome and provide volunteers for host teams. The host teams will meet and greet visitors at the domes and offer hospitality.

We anticipate thousands of people will share this unique experience. It will offer churches the opportunity to build relationships with their local communities and connect the Big Story of the Bible to everyday life.

Artistic impression only. Photo by Igloovision.

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