Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment are thrilled to celebrate the video games industry’s first Oscar award.
A short documentary produced by Respawn Entertainment, and Oculus Studios has won an Oscar for Best Documentary Short at the 93rd Academy Awards. Colette is directed by Anthony Giacchino and was originally featured in Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. Colette follows the emotional journey of a 90-year old former French Resistance fighter who travels to Germany for the first time after World War II.
Colette had refused to step foot in the country since the conclusion of World War II, but that changed when a young history student named Lucie entered her life and encouraged her to visit the concentration camp where the Nazis killed her brother. Colette received a festival and theatrical release ahead of the launch of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, winning numerous awards, including Oscar-qualifying wins at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and St. Louis International Film Festival.
“We could not be more proud of Anthony Giacchino and the team’s work in bringing Colette’s story to life as part of Medal of Honor, a video game franchise rooted in history and the retelling of veterans’ stories to generations for years to come,” said Peter Hirschmann, Creative Director at Respawn Entertainment. “As we continue to take steps towards further legitimizing the creativity and passion of those in the games industry, we hope this is the first of many Oscars for video game companies who have shown time and time again how powerful and impactful storytelling through this interactive medium can be.”
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is now available for the Oculus Rift and Steam platforms. Players are immersed in an emotionally-driven single-player campaign, fully-realized multiplayer modes, a powerful retelling of history from veterans and heroes in the franchise’s iconic Gallery.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is an action-packed, immersive VR experience set in World War II, where you step into the boots of an agent of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in war-torn Europe. A deep single-player campaign bursting with authentic detail takes you through historic events on land, air, and sea, sabotaging Nazi bases, subverting enemy plans, aiding the French Resistance, and partaking in the biggest moments of the war.