Biographies: Bruna Berford

Bruna Berford is a VR Animator working for Penrose Studios, a startup based in San Francisco. At Penrose, Bruna helped bring to life the beautiful and unique Allumette, a VR film which held its World Premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Before joiningPenrose, Bruna worked as an animator at Oculus Story Studio (Henry) and as a cinematic artist at Telltale Games (Minecraft Story Mode and Game of Thrones). She is also the creator and director of “Occupation: Animator“, considered an inspiration among the animation community. Originally from Brazil, Bruna holds degrees from the Academy of Art, Animation Mentor and Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro(PUC-Rio).

Penrose Studios is the world’s foremost independent augmented and virtual reality pioneer. The company is currently creating fully immersive computer-generated worlds that are experienced through captivating stories. The San Francisco-basedstartup is known for its unprecedented innovation in virtual reality that liberates the imagination and allows viewers to transcend the confines of reality. The first feature VR movie from Penrose Studios, The Rose and I, was featured in the New Frontier exhibit at Sundance Film Festival in 2016. Penrose Studios was founded in 2015 by Eugene Chung, previously Head of Film & Media at Oculus VR, which was later acquired byFacebook for $2.3 billion.www.penrosestudios.com