Director:  Lester Francois

Producer:  Lester Francois, Anna Brady

Cinematographer: Lester Francois

Editor: Lester Francois

Sound Designer: Brendon Croxton

Music: Tim Shiel

Principal Cast: Rone

Additional Credits: Interactive VR Designers: Paper Ticket Studios, Assistant Editor: Sabine Battel, Interactive Producer: Erinn Stevenson, Grant Writer: S. Vollie Osborne, Additional Stitching :


RONE is a distinctive portrait of the titular street artist, whose stunning large-scale portraits of women’s faces can be found adorning soon to be forgotten spaces, acting as a commentary on gentrification and the masculine realm of street art. The 360' film and interactive VR art gallery takes the viewer inside Rone’s world: we follow him into the rarely-explored spaces in which he works (an abandoned paper mill, a house set for demolition, a crumbling theatre), and learn about his unique philosophy on art and life. The VR experience also takes the viewer into a Rone exhibition and inside his studio, giving them a front-row seat to the artistic process behind Rone’s epic murals.

Lester Francois , Director

Lester Francois is a filmmaker working in VR. In 2017 he released the short VR doc RONE which screened at MIFF with the interactive version of the same project premiering at SXSW. Lester has made three more VR docs about street art and was flown to South Africa to direct a series of short VR arts docs for an exhibition in Soho, London.