Parul Wadhwa is an immersive and interactive storyteller. As an XR creative director, her work includes virtual and augmented reality experiences, digital storytelling and games. She is interested in the use of new technologies (AR/VR/XR) for impact-based storytelling and enterprises. Currently, she is a Adobe Creative Ambassador and an Epic Games Virtual Production Fellow, develops VR within Facebook’s Oculus Start and Creators Program and advocates for emerging technologies as a thought leader for the AR/VR/XR vertical at the Transformative Tech Lab, a think tank based out of Stanford.
Previously, she worked in the film industries in the United Kingdom, South Korea, and India, in film production, VFX, and digital film restoration.Her work has screened at film festivals, museums and conferences around the world including the MOMA, New York and the American Film Institute, Washington DC.
Her research in XR was presented to state senators at the California State Capitol, on the UC Research Advocacy Day. She is an Interactive Fellow Alumna of the prestigious Tribeca Film Institute, New York and also a European Social Documentary (ESoDoc) Alumna, Italy. Parul holds an MFA in Digital Arts and New Media from the Digital Arts Research Center at the University of California and an MA and BA (H) in English Literature from India and has also completed a Korean language immersion program at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea.
University of California SC - MFA Digital Arts & New Media
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
Virtual Reality + Augmented Reality + Games
AWARDS / RECOGNITION
Facebook's Oculus Start Developer Program 2019
Facebook's Oculus Launchpad Fellow 2018
Numerous Film and Media Fellowships and Awards