Rita Martinos / Maria Herholdt Engermann & Fabian Driehorst / Denmark & Germany

Fay is a 25 minute (6-dof) animated VR experience that guides the audience on an interactive journey to investigate different emotions within the spectrum of grief.

Through the lens of a VR headset, you’ll be placed in a house that’s been affected by grief.
The main character is a 12 years old girl named Fay. She invites the viewer into her family
home, to experience through her eyes her thoughts, emotions and memories of her late
father. During this VR experience the audience are unlocking different rooms, repairing
broken wooden toys with golden paint, and listening to multiple snippets of authentic
grieving experiences – stories from real people who have lost, all with an intention to shed
light on the broad topic of grief and cope mecanismes.

Fay - Carving Memories

Rita Martinos

Co-Director / Co-Writer


Rita has worked internationally on TVCs, documentaries, corporate videos, and narratives. With roots in Lebanon and a journey around the world over the years before settling in Paris, Rita has produced works for major brands and has had projects aired on national and global networks, such as PBS, MBC, Discovery ID, and ARTE. She’s gained an expanding interest in the world of VR since 2019, and has since been actively exploring the beauty of and power behind immersive storytelling. https://ritamartinos.com

Fay - Carving Memories

Maria Herholdt Engermann

Co- Director / Co-writer / Producer


Maria H. Engermann is a Danish XR producer and experience designer who has spent the past 6 years roaming the field of immersive media. With a background in film production, she is the founder of MANND, a XR studio production house based in Aarhus, Denmark. Her focus is directed towards the exploration and creation of cinematic VR and AR experiences that have an impact towards the further development of the medium

Fay - Carving Memories

Fabian Driehorst



Fabian Driehorst is a producer of animation and VR. He is co-founder of the studio Fabian&Fred. His films won several awards, were nominated for Lola Annie Awards and shortlisted for the Oscars and European Film Awards. He is chairman of ASIFA Germany and member of the German Producers Guild, as well as member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the European Film Academy (EFA). International film schools, Cartoon Springboard, CEE Animation and Animation San Frontier invited him as an expert. In 2023 he became a mentor for Women in Animation (WIA).