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Ferryman Collective's
Murder Ballads:
The Calamity at Widow's Rock



Murder Ballads: The Calamity at Widows Rock is a live immersive VR dark ride set in a cursed mining town. Combining elements of supernatural folk curses and Grand Guignol-style naturalistic depictions of human depravity, Murder Ballads is set in the Wild West mining town of Widow’s Rock which has been which has been beset by a dark miasma unleashed by the miners. This curse has caused an extreme loss of inhibition among the town’s inhabitants, turning minor tensions into scenes of violence and murder. 

Prior to the calamity, Widow’s Rock was a quiet town with a local economy based around its gold mine. All was calm until the miners uncovered something better left buried, resulting in a massacre. Initially seen as an isolated incident of greed turned violent, incidents of vengeance of retribution quickly began to spring up throughout the town, turning the land into a warzone.


Murder Ballads: The Calamity at Widow's Rock will be performed live with three actors playing multiple roles. Audiences may attend from anywhere in the world, as long as they have access to a VR headset! Through the magic of VR technology, participants will feel fully immersed into the 3D world of Widow's Rock.

The production will provide support in getting them into the performance on VRChat and troubleshooting any technical difficulties. The experience is guided, so participants can expect to be given instructions throughout.



Director: Brian Tull
Producers: Brian Tull, Braden Roy, Leah Sullivan
Narrative Designer: Braden Roy
Writer, Pretty Polly: Deirdre V. Lyons
Writer, Fast Hand of God: Braden Roy
Writer, Sisters: Brian Tull with Leah Sullivan
Writer, The Night Peddlers: Braden Roy
OST: Christopher "Screaming Color" Lane Davis
Motion Capture: Braden Roy


Braden Roy

William, Samuel, Preacher, Edward, Jim,

Depot Guide, Mary's Double, Narrator VO

Brian Tull

William, Samuel, Preacher, Edward, Jim,

Depot Guide, Mary's Double, Captain VO

Leah Sullivan

Polly, Remy, Katherine, Mary, Jess,

Depot Guide, Ghost Polly VO, Mary VO

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