Beyond The Screen: Torchlight’s Space for Creativity

Sony Group Corporation (hereinafter, “Sony”) is launching a new brand campaign titled “Beyond The Screen: Torchlight’s Space for Creativity” with the launch of brand website, and interviews and behind-the-scenes content on YouTube and social media.
Sony’s “Beyond The Screen” brand series with Torchlight

As part of Sony’s mission to “become a brand chosen by creators,” Torchlight offers a space for filmmakers and creators to play with their ideas and find new ways to tell stories using its state-of-the-art advanced visualization facility and workflow. Located at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California, Torchlight uses the latest proprietary technologies from Sony group companies in partnership with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, the world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D tool, that assist the pre-production process. At Torchlight, filmmakers are free to map out the location and progression of their story and explore new possibilities all in a virtual setting. This advanced visualization process allows for even more room for brainstorming, trial-and-error, and finding new expressions that filmmakers can take with them when they create their next work.

The Torchlight team consists of creators of different disciplines who assist and advise filmmakers in their creative exploration. One of the major ways the Torchlight team collaborates with creators is by constructing a real-life scale of the virtual setting of their idea and using camera rigs to walk through those worlds in real-time.

The content includes video interviews of members of the Torchlight team as well as producer, director, and writer Jake Kasdan talking about the significance of Torchlight in supporting creative exploration, as well as behind-the-scenes images of Torchlight at work. Footage includes scenes of Kasdan and the Torchlight team using the facility, PlayStation Studio’s motion capture studio, and using mocopi™ motion capture system and other tools in various experimental/proof-of-concept projects to demonstrate Torchlight’s capabilities.

This content* will be released as a series of videos and static images on a dedicated website, Sony’s official YouTube channel from January 31st. Sony will gradually release short videos and images on its official social channels Instagram, Threads, Facebook, X, and LinkedIn.

*All projects and content featured in this brand campaign are strictly proof-of-concept’s and will not be officially released.

“Beyond The Screen: Torchlight’s Space for Creativity” features the following individuals (not in order of appearance) 

Jake Kasdan – Producer, Director, Writer
Alex Locasale – SVP, Visualization, Torchlight
Alex Cannon – Visualization Creative Director, Torchlight
Andy Davis – President, Production Administration, Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Devon Mathis – VAD Lighting Supervisor
Rey Jarrell – Pipeline Technical Director
Kat Harris – Virtual Production Supervisor
Christina Douk – Realtime Asset Supervisor


Beyond The Screen: Torchlight
Official website:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts
Read More

The Lesbian Bar Project Honored with Emmy Award

Jägermeister is proud to announce that The Lesbian Bar Project took home a New York Emmy Award at the 66th annual ceremony in New York City. The third episode of the docuseries was awarded an Emmy in the category for Entertainment - Long Form Content. The NY based episode tells the story of Lisa Cannistraci, her bar Henrietta Hudson, and the Salsa Soul Sisters, the longest running organization focusing on lesbian women of color. The Lesbian Bar Project is part of Jägermeister's #SavetheNight initiative, which dedicates funds and resources to enact positive change in the nightlife industry. In partnership with The Lesbian Bar Project the initiative is able to give a voice to lesbian bars and help support the queer nightlife community.
Read More

MHz Choice Sets “Paris Police 1905” U.S. Premiere for November 14

MHz Choice, which brings the best of international series to viewers in the US and Canada, has set the premiere for all-new limited series Paris Police 1905 for November 14, 2023. Paris Police 1905 is the highly anticipated follow-up series to Paris Police 1900, which The New York Times named one of the Best International Series of 2022.