Register now to reserve complimentary entry to the House of Imagination exhibit space, where you can see all five immersive projects considered for this year's Storyscapes award section. General admission is available in two hour time-slots April 23-26


Storyscapes is a collaboration between BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin and Tribeca Film Festival that brings together five distinctive transmedia projects by artists and digital media innovators from around the world. This year, the stories are all around us, brought to life by innovative storytelling techniques that engage us on the new and different sensory levels.  The projects in Storyscapes incorporate virtual reality, live performance, 3D graphics, music and gesture-based gaming to encourage participation and sparks the imagination.  In this second incarnation of Storyscapes, the ability to interact with the projects is even more profound, displaying just how powerful storytelling can be when told across different interfaces.

2014 Storyscapes Finalists

Click on each project below to learn more about them in the Film Guide:
Choose Your Own Documentary
Circa 1948
On A Human Scale
Use of Force

Download the official House of Imagination app

The House of Imagination app will help you navigate the space: find exhibits, view the Imagination Series films, and discover what SAPPHIRE® cocktails you can enjoy at one of our bars. The app uses iBeacon technology that knows where you are in the space to give you specific, relevant info—like details about an exhibit you’re approaching or a featured cocktail of the bar that’s just steps away. You can also use the app to plan your visit to the House of Imagination in advance. Think of it as your sophisticated, in-the-know friend who always knows where to go next.

The Bombay Sapphire®House of Imagination
At Dune Studios
121 Varick St | 7th and 8th Floors | Entrance on Dominick Street between Hudson and Varick St.

All visitors must be 21 and over and will require an ID for entry.
Walk-ins are welcome, but priority will be given to those who pre-register

Bombay Sapphire® House of Imagination Hours of Operation

WED 4/23 4:00PM - 11:00PM Register
THU 4/24 4:00PM - 11:00PM Register
FRI 4/25 4:00PM - 11:00PM Register
SAT 4/26 1:00PM - 7:00PM Register

Storyscapes Featured Events

In addition to the general exhibit, the excitement of the 2014 Storyscapes Transmedia Projects continues with special events hosted at the The Bombay Sapphire House of Imagination. Guests are invited to meet the Storyscapes project creators at special performances, presentations and eye-opening tours.

All Storyscapes featured events are complimentary. Select an event and time from the list below to reserve your tickets.

Registering for soecial events includes admission to the general exhibit. Walk-ins are welcome to special events, but priority willbe given to those who pre-register.

Storyscapes Special Events Programming


By: Fernando Gutierrez De Jesus, Nathan Penlington, Sam Smaïl, and Nick Watson

Participate in a live performance of Choose Your Own Documentary, an epic quest that is part stand-up, part documentary. Audience members will control the fate of Nathan Penlington by using remote controls. Following the performance will be a Q&A with creators about the making of the project and interactive storytelling.

THU 4/24 4:00 - 6:00pm Bombay Sapphire House of Imagination Register
FRI 4/25 8:00 - 10:00pm Bombay Sapphire House of Imagination Register
SAT 4/26 2:00 - 4:00pm Bombay Sapphire House of Imagination Register
SAT 4/26 5:00 - 7:00pm Bombay Sapphire House of Imagination Register


Circa 1948: World Premiere & Artist Talk

By: Stan Douglas with the NFB Digital Studio

Join visual artist Stan Douglas and the NFB Digital Studio Vancouver for the world premiere of their collaboration Circa 1948. Take a live, guided tour of the non-linear world of the Circa 1948 iOS app. See how elements from the past shed light on contemporary issues. Following the premiere will be a Q&A with the creators.

WED 4/23 7:00 - 8:30pm Bombay Sapphire House of Imagination Register


CLOUDS: Directors’ Tour

By: James George, Jonathan Minard

View a live navigation of CLOUDS led by the creators, James George and Jonathan Minard. Artists featured in the documentary will join the directors for a conversation on art, code, and the future of storytelling. Following the tour will be a Q&A with the directors and guest artists.

WED 4/23 9:00 - 10:30pm Bombay Sapphire House of Imagination Register


On A Human Scale: An Instrument of Us

By: Matthew Matthew

Watch an improvisational musical performance featuring the interactive installation On A Human Scale with creator Matthew Matthew, composer Jeremy Turner, and members of Bon Iver and yMusic. Special guests: Rob Moose (violin and guitar), CJ Camerieri (trumpet and French horn), and Hideaki Aomori (clarinet and flute).

WED 4/23 6:30 - 7:30pm Bombay Sapphire House of Imagination Register


Use of Force: An Immersive Documentary

By: Nonny de la Peña

Engage with director and producer Nonny de la Peña as she demonstrates how Use of Force puts the audience “on scene” to experience fully immersive documentary stories. Learn about the role of the specially crafted virtual reality goggles that track every move.

WED 4/23 5:00 - 6:00pm Bombay Sapphire House of Imagination Register