By Alexander WYSSLING


Documentary - Development 2015

CHASING WIND is about four kitesurfers competing for a world record in a nonstop, day and night, one thousand hours race to the antarctic circle. The story of the race is presented in a real time webdoc where the viewer can influence the competition through user engagement and game components.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alexander WYSSLING
    • Writer(s)
    • Alexander WYSSLING
    • Producer(s)
    • Nadine LÜCHINGER (Filmgerberei GmbH)
    • Synopsis
    • The live webdoc is split in three chapters. Each chapter is one week. After each week we show a documentary of 10 minutes summarizing the events up to this point. The documentary simultaneously aires on the web and on tv. In between these shows there is multimedia content featuring the real time events of the expedition. These parts contain live radio interviews, video, pictures and tweets, that are being published as events occur.
      The web platform has two sections: one on the race, where you see each kitesurfers progress and the race stats in real time. And a interactive section on the sailboat, where you get all the side stories told by the crew.
      All content can be discovered and unlocked as the story evolves. The user can engage with and support his favorite athlete, by giving points for his skills, freestyle tricks and for empathy. By voting and interacting the user himself earns points, which he needs to unlock certain content. For example to discover the sailboat and it’s stories.
      To dive deeper into the story, the interactive sailboat section will feature side stories by the crew such as the captain, answering questions from the audience; or the ships‘ scientist explaining facts such as the increasing wind speed related to global warming