Filmmaker Sandy Smolan
Journalist James Nestor

The Click Effect is a live-action, immersive VR experience, following two renegade marine science researchers as they attempt to free-dive a hundred feet below the ocean’s surface in a single breath to capture the “click” communication of dolphins and sperm whales – the world’s largest predators. It was done as a collaboration between The Sundance Institute New Frontiers, Here Be Dragons, Producer Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. It was the first NY Times OP-Doc VR film and premiered at the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals. This video is a behind the scenes look about the making of Click.