Rain or Shine : Google Spotlight Stories

We did the music and sound for the latest Google Spotlight Story: ‘Rain or Shine’.




We have recently completed the score and sound for Nexus director Felix Massie’s VR Google Spotlight film, Rain or Shine. This is Nexus’ new 360° VR film project coming out later this year in Google’s Spotlight Stories. It’s an Immersive world of storytelling made for mobile, which blends 3D and 2D animation, 360° spherical cinema-quality video, full-sphere surround sound and sensor fusion techniques. We worked closely on this project with director Felix Massie, and the awesome technical team at Nexus, as well as Google ATAP. We designed, created and recorded the “sonospheric” sound and music for Rain or Shine’s immersive world. Our brief was to create a score and sound design which propelled the narrative, as well as seamlessly following the viewer’s unique experience of the film, which or course, is different every time.

Writing a score to a film that will never have a locked edit is a dizzying challenge!
All the foley and sound were recorded and mixed here at Brains and Hunch, The Chamber Orchestra score was recorded at Air Edel and Brains and Hunch Studios and mixed here at Brains and Hunch.

The fully interactive film is premiering on the Google Spotlight Stories app. It is also available on  YouTube, YouTube Kids the YouTube App. To view the show in full interactive 360, use on  the YouTube App for Android. For iOS, download the Google Spotlight Stories App.

Learn more about Google Spotlight Stories here.


Created and produced by Nexus

Directed by: Felix Massie

Producer: Mariano Melman


Full Music Credits:

Violin: Nina Foster, Andrew Harvey, Dominic Moore.

Viola: Sarah Chapman, Rebecca Jones

Cello: Jonathan Byers. Nerys Richards

Double Bass: Robin Mullarkey

Harp: Serafina Steer

Flute: Toby Christopher Kelly

Clarinet: Toby Christopher Kelly

Baritone Saxophone: Toby Christopher Kelly

Tombone: Pascale Wyse

Trumpet: Joseph Sharp

Percussion: Tom Haines

Strings Session Fixer: Patrick Roberts


Ella Voice: Gemma Saunders


Credits: ‘Soundtrack Making of’ : James Alexander and Dave Slade with Nexus.


What we did: Music and Sound Design.