Dir. Martín Allais / Nico Casavecchia


It’s 1978, New York City, running through a gritty subway station in NYC when WHOOSH! – a graffiti-splattered subway train nearly takes you out.


Welcome to Battlescar – a three-part VR series that invites you to dive into the grungy punk world of two teenage runaways: Lupe, a Puerto-Rican American 16-year-old, and Debbie, a badass with a mysterious past. Lupe needs a home, Debbie wants someone who “gets her,” and together they will form a punk band and take on the city.

What does it mean to be punk? 

Created by Martín Allais and Nico Casavecchia, written by Nico Casavecchia, produced by Atlas V in co-production with Arte, Albyon, 1STAveMachine, with support by Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma in association with Kaleidoscope, sound Design & original music by Antfood.

About the director

Martin Allais BIO:

Martin Allais is a visual artist, illustrator, animator and director. Experimentation, freshness and playfulness are key elements in his work, which strongly reflects in his finished pieces.

He co-founded the collective No-Domain, directing commercials for brands like Heineken, Seat and G4 Channel, among others. Whilst Martin was part of No-Domain, the New York based production company, Blacklist, Part of Psyop, Inc, represented the collective. Psyop is a multi-awarded production company, and creators of iconic commercials such as Coca Cola’s Happy Factory Campaign and Crow for MTV.

Martin has participated in international events like Designmai (Berlin), Sperm (Prague), Mapping (Genève) and Sonar Festival Barcelona (editions of 2004 to 2007), touring with the festival as the official video performer.

Nico Casavecchia BIO:

Nico Casavecchia is an Argentinian director, screenwriter and illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. His work employs mixed-media techniques ranging from animation to live action. His first feature film Finding Sofía, a live action narrative film, premiered at the Austin Film Festival in 2016.

Nico directed A Boy and His Atom (2013), a stop-motion animated short film created by IBM Research scientists. It was made by moving carbon monoxide molecules, and is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s smallest stop-motion film.

Nico’s work has been showcased in festivals like Sundance, SXSW, BAFICI, Siggraph, Viedram (Rome), Holland Film Festival, Ars Electronica, among others, and has collected Gold and Bronze statues in Cannes, Clio, AICP, and London LIA awards.


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