The production company Neonreal from Düsseldorf has realised Florian Siebert’s virtual reality project "Aufwind". The immersive, multi-sensory VR film was shot using Volume Capture, a completely new technology. It tells the story of the aviation pioneers Melli Beese and Charlotte Möhring at the beginning of the 20th century. The co-producer is Volucap from Babelsberg. The cast includes Wotan Wilke Möhring, Luise Befort, Michelle Barthel and Moritz Führman. The Filmstiftung backed the project with 340,000 Euros.
Charlotte Möhring and Melli Beese, the first two German women to obtain a pilot’s licence at the beginning of the 20th century. Born in Berlin, the aviation pioneers meet in 1912 at the launching of an airship in the Ruhr region. While various men try to sabotage the women’s passion for flying, Melli and Charlotte fight for their right to self-determination. And the viewer is right in the middle of it all in the experience which lasts around 25 minutes. The audience doesn’t just need the obligatory VR glasses in order to watch the multi-sensory virtual reality film because they will also be sitting in a vibrating "motion seat" which enables them to drive cars, fly aeroplanes, and, in the process, experience wind, heat, cold and smells and play an interactive role in the action.