Keram Malicki-Sanchez (Founder)
Keram founded VRTO in spring 2015. He is also the editor-in-chief of since 2008 and founder of FIVARS – the Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories. A graduate of UCLA’s certification programs in Cinematography, Producing and Digital Media, respectively, Malicki-Sanchez is also an alumnus of Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School – Los Angeles chapter – and has 30 years of experience as an actor in over 65 films and television shows including American History X, John Q, True Blood and 24. He was also the frontman of seminal Toronto avant-garde rock band Blue Dog Pict and ambient electronic band Automated Gardens and runs Constant Change Music Publishing. His music has appeared in films for MGM, EPCOT Centre, Lifetime Networks, CBC and many others.

He has been asked to speak about the intersection of technology and the arts at NXNE, Cinegear Expo (Los Angeles), the Toronto Star, Toronto Tech Week, CNE Innovation Garage, Digital Hollywood, NAB (Las Vegas), ideacity and many more. He is also the founder of Transportive Technology – a virtual reality production company and Constant Change Media Group – a 360 media company and disruptive media consultation firm.

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Listen to some interviews with Keram about virtual reality, storytelling and approaches and ideologies

Keram Malicki-Sanchez: Storytelling & the Future of VR @fivarstories RVS012
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Keram Malicki-Sanchez @kmalickisanchez is the founder and director of the experimental Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Stories in Toronto. We chat all things VR, 360, storytelling, and the future of VR –

The WhaleCast Episode 35: Keram Malicki-Sanchez and Virtual Reality
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Eric sits down with Keram Malicki-Sanchez, the organizer of VRTO and the founder of and the recent FIVARS Festival of International Virtual and Augment Reality Stories. They discuss the art and business of virtual reality and the ways that independent artists are experimenting with an entirely new creative medium.

The Animator’s Guide to VR – ArdeeXYZ
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Rick Dolishny, the host of this podcast and the founder of ardeeXYZ VR Animation Studio interviews Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Founder of VRTO and FIVARS about the VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo 2016.

Fellowship of Organizers – The VRTO Team

  • Jessy Blaze – Senior Event Producer
  • Chrissy Aitchison – Production Manager, Graphic Design
  • Joshua Miles Joudrie – AV Lead
  • Michael Duhacek – AV Captain
  • Rory Wicks – Volunteer Captain, Graphic Design
  • Adam Fimio – Volunteer Lead

If you are interested in becoming a part of the VRTO team/volunteering for future events, email us today!