ABOUT VIRTUAL REALITY PUBLIC RELATIONS (VRPR)
VRPR is a niche electronic publicity and exposure company owned and operated by Brian L. Sutherland, based out of Reno, Nevada. VRPR has been providing high-level Public Relations & Marketing strategies to a variety of customers since 1996. After graduating from the University of Reno, Nevada and doing some post-graduate work at Marquette University, VRPR has been operating on a 15+ year international basis, developing coordinated electronic marketing and publicity campaigns for a variety of clients. These include Van Gogh Vodka, PETA, Cardiology Agencies, Hospitals, Fox Radio, several California Universities, a well-known pharmaceutical company, Northern Nevada/California Law Enforcement and most notably, the State of the World Forum, a community outreach program in conjunction with SOWF President Jim Garrison, Al Gore, Jane Goodall and Mikhail Gorbachev. Brian primarily runs VRPR.com, an electronic marketing/PR agency more commonly known as Virtual Reality Public Relations.
Brian and his two partners own Jub Jub's Thirst Parlor, 71 S. Wells in Reno Nevada, a well-known underground music venue featuring two rooms, two stages and multiple bars. Featuring hundreds of concerts each year, our musical access is unprecedented. Our main bar features an occupancy of 120ish, and the larger showroom has an occupancy of over 700. Read more about Jub Jub's in the April 2014 Interview in the Reno Tahoe Tonight.
Brian is also the Executive Producer of the Award Winning Indie Film "Nowhere Nevada," a feature length movie currently in 25 film festivals world-wide. This unflinching expose of the underground music/drug scene in Northern Nevada is a gritty, dreamscape laden examination of the frailty of human existence, the happenstance of inherited bedfellows, and last ditch efforts of self-discovery and validation. Intertwined with 20+ original Northern Nevada musical tracks, this film is built on underground music. These hand-picked songs over the last decade are strikingly regionally representative, highlighting the incredible and largely unseen musical, artistic and community talent found across Northern Nevada. To date, we have won two awards, Best Feature Film from the San Francisco Global Film Festival, and second place for Best Crime Drama from the Indie International Film Festival of Hudson, Ohio.