Yasmin Elayat is an Emmy-award winning immersive director whose work pushes the boundaries of immersive narrative and participatory experiences. Yasmin is Co-Founder at Scatter, an immersive entertainment and software company, where she heads content, production and marketing initiatives. Scatter is recognized for pioneering the emerging language of Volumetric Filmmaking through its original volumetric film productions and its AR/VR creativity tools. Scatter’s first product Depthkit is the most widely used toolkit for accessible volumetric video capture.

Yasmin directed the award-winning Zero Days VR (Sundance 2017) a documentary about cyber warfare and the Stuxnet virus, which won the Emmy for Original Approaches: Documentary. She also co-directed Blackout: an immersive documentary inviting New Yorkers to share their stories in their own voice which Engadget called “a VR love letter to NYC’s subway riders.” She is the co-creator of 18DaysInEgypt, an interactive documentary about the Egyptian Revolution that was lauded as one the Moments of Innovation in Participatory Documentary.

Her work has been awarded an Emmy for Original Approaches: Documentary, Best Cinematic VR and Best Narrative Achievement by the Unity Vision Summit, Best Narrative Experience Webby award, Honorary Mentions by Prix Ars Electronica (2012 and 2017), was selected by the Sundance Institute New Frontier Lab, supported by Tribeca Film Institute and Ford Foundation, and named one the Moments of Innovation in Participatory Documentary by MIT Open Documentary Lab & IDFA DocLab.