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APTN’S CAUTION: May Contain Nuts immerses fans in popular show with launch of VR comedy sketches

Posted March 1st, 2019

The first of its kind for APTN, CAUTION’s production team is using 360-degree film technology to immerse viewers in six new sketches.

March 1, 2019, Edmonton, Alta. – With the launch of season five of APTN’s CAUTION: May Contain Nuts comes an exciting experience for fans: six new virtual reality sketches featuring well-known characters and worlds from the popular sketch comedy series. Kooky characters will interact with fans directly, making them feel like they’re part of the show. As audiences lose themselves in these sketches, they’ll be introduced to a clown family, pirates living in a shopping mall, the crew of a futuristic spaceship and much more.

“It was important to all of us that the sketches were specially created to take full advantage of the 360-degree VR experience,” says show producer, Camille Beaudoin. “The viewers aren’t just watching, they actually become a character in the sketch and the action happens to them and all around them. It’s truly immersive.”

Dylan Pearce, an experienced 3D VR director, worked with the production company Mosaic Entertainment and CAUTION’s talented writing team to create this interactive experience for fans.

Three of the VR sketches will be exclusively available on aptn.ca/vr, giving fans with VR goggles a special 3D experience. Don’t have VR goggles? APTN and select Indigenous radio stations are distributing VR goggles to fans. Starting Friday, March 8, check aptn.ca/vr to learn more.

If you can’t get your hands on a pair of VR goggles, don’t worry. You can check out additional CAUTION: May Contain Nuts VR sketches in 360-degrees at www.youtube.com/cautiontv with any smart phone, tablet or computer.

Season five of CAUTION: May Contain Nuts premieres March 8, 2019 at 9:30 p.m. ET on aptn e and aptn hd, 9:30 p.m. MT on aptn w and 9:30 p.m. CT on aptn n. Viewers can catch season four on APTN and online at https://aptn.ca/cautionmaycontainnuts/.
A selection of CAUTION: May Contain Nuts sketches are also available on their YouTube channel, CAUTIONTV.

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About Mosaic Entertainment
Mosaic Entertainment is a multi-platform entertainment production company based in Edmonton, Alta. The company specializes in comedy series and feature films, as well as mobile games and digital experiences. Find us on Facebook and Instagram.

About APTN
APTN launched in 1999 as the first national Indigenous broadcaster in the world, creating a window into the remarkably diverse mosaic of Indigenous Peoples. A respected non-profit and charitable broadcaster, it’s the only one of its kind in North America. The network is Sharing Our Stories of authenticity in English, French and a variety of Indigenous languages to approximately 11 million Canadian subscribers. With over 80% Canadian content, APTN connects with its audiences through genuine, inspiring and engaging entertainment on multiple platforms.

For further information about CAUTION: May Contain Nuts, please contact:
Elise Graham
Production Supervisor, Mosaic Entertainment
(780) 479-5960
elise@mosaicentertainment.ca

For further information about APTN or image requests, please contact:
Jacqueline Jubinville
Manager of Communications, APTN
(204) 947-9331 ext. 339
jjubinville@aptn.ca