Celine Tien is the founder and CEO of Flowly. Celine got her start in VR as the director and writer of Pippa’s Pan 盼, one of the world’s first immersive Virtual Reality hybrid live-action films. Pippa’s Pan 盼 was selected for the 2017 Festival de Cannes VR Library Showcase, making Celine the youngest director at Cannes with the youngest team. The VR film experience also won 3rd place at the 2017 AT&T VR/AR Challenge at the AT&T Developer’s Summit.
Previously, Celine worked in feature development at Oriental DreamWorks in Shanghai and DreamWorks Animation in Los Angeles. She also founded a non-profit education-based organization: Zoom for Kids!
Before graduating from Yale University, Celine was an actor and model in Hollywood.
Narae Kim is CCO of Flowly. Originally from Seoul, Korea, Narae is a visual designer and a media artist. Narae is an award-winning spatial designer and multimedia artist, specializing in projection mapping and digital drawing.
Her recent works include Tutelarius: 360 Full Dome multi media performance at Vortex Dome LA, Wanderer: an animation for projection mapping that was awarded 1st prize at LUMA Projection Arts Festivlal NY. As the Art Director of “Pippa’s Pan 盼,” she has been invited to speak and showcase at Cannes Festival, Busan International Festival, and the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.
Narae holds a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, a BFA in Space Design, and a BA in Psychology from Ewha University, Seoul, Korea.
What inspired you/your team to create this company?
I grew up around pancreatic cancer patients, who experience extreme pain. Later, when I was developing animation and interactive content at DreamWorks, I realized there had been decades of research applying VR and biofeedback tech for pain management. Our whole team felt connected to this literal pain point and dove in.
What distinguishes your company and product in the market?
We’re helping you manage your physical and mental health through data. Our app teaches biofeedback for relaxation training, and allows you to actually track your progress through the various bio data points we collect from you and analyze for you. We’re also the only platform focused on addressing pain through a bio-psycho-social approach.