October 18, 2018, marked the two year anniversary since the release of the short film and music video for Porter Robinson and Madeon’s hit track, Shelter. The six-minute short film is produced in collaboration with Crunchyroll and A-1 Pictures.
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Based on an original story written by Porter Robinson, the short film for Shelter tells the story of a 17-year-old girl named Rin who lives inside a futuristic simulation. Despite being all alone in the simulation, she was content in her beautiful loneliness. She maintains control of the simulation every day through a tablet that she uses to create different variations of the virtual world that she lives in. Until one day, she comes to learn the true origins of her life over the past few years.
Check out the full behind-the-scenes video below:
Now that you have taken a look behind the scenes, you can revisit the full short film below:
From the stories that Porter Robinson tells through his music to his stage productions, it is safe to say that his visions never ceases to amaze his fans. Whether it be a Porter Robinson or Virtual Self release, we are more than excited for what he has in store for the world next.