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Ava is a well-known erotic novelist working on her latest book. When she writes her sex scenes, they are always based on her own experiences. When her husband discovers that the current sex scene she's writing contains "pegging", he is not only intrigued, but also has a deep desire to try it. A desire that Ava is more then happy to explore with him!
"Empowering Ava", is director Angie Rowntree's first VR movie. “We’re still experimenting and familiarizing ourselves with the technology, but I'm very intriqued with dynamic storytelling and the possibilities it brings. This new medium really does open up a whole new world. A world where the viewer can become an immersed participant in the story, instead of just being a bystander. It’s pretty exciting. It challenges our perception of cinema” Rowntree said.
Empowering Ava: A Virtual Reality Experience is a co-production between PervOut.Com and Sssh.Com
Inspired by a Sssh.com member.
Ava is a self-identified ‘sex nerd’ and shameless smut enthusiast. She has a bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality, and holds Masters degrees in both Public Health and Medical Anthropology. Ava is currently working on her Doctorate. In her spare time she is a performer, camerawomen and writer for Sssh.com
Lance Hart is a performer, director and producer of adult films. Starting out as a contract performer to supplemental his income, Hart's passion soon turned into a full-fledged career. After launching his own production company, Pervout.com in 2010, Hart enthusiastically dove into creating his own content guerrilla style.
Angie Rowntree is an award winning film-maker, director and founder of Sssh.com, the web’s premier “porn for women” site and winner of the 2015 XBIZ Award for Best Alternative Website. An inductee to the AVN Hall of Fame Founders Division who also has been named as one of the industry’s top female power-players.
For the last 17 years, Sssh.com has been the web’s premier destination for porn made from a woman’s point of view. Drawing on survey responses and other member feedback, Sssh creates erotic movies based on its members fantasies and desires. Their movies communicate true passion and mutual pleasure, always striving to be equal parts intelligent, sexy and entertaining. A feature rich site, Sssh.com also offers a large selection of erotic fiction, audio content, an extensive virtual world, educational articles and contributes to a variety of charitable causes which benefit communities all around the world.
In addition to its primary website, Sssh also produces Mindbrowse, a live online video talk show. Mindbrowse brings together directors, performers, academics and critics to tackle some of the most incendiary and controversial topics surrounding the Adult Industry. Sssh also produces a free educational Twitter-based chat program called #SexTalkTuesday, which has had such guest moderators as Margaret Cho.
Adhering to the highest ethical standards, Sssh takes pride in treating all its employees, performers, customers and business associates with fairness, compassion and respect.
// Sssh.com, Redefining Erotic Movies & Entertainment
Sundance Institute features Angie Rowntree along with actor and director Taylor Mac in a live presentation called “CreativeTensions: Sex,” the second in a series sponsored by the Sundance Institute Theatre Program and produced in partnership with IDEO.