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Mrs Benz

Venice Immersive

Director:
Eloise Singer
Production:
Singer Studios (Siobhan McDonnell)
Running Time:
45’
Language:
English
Country:
UK
Main Cast:
Alicia von Rittberg
Screenplay:
Jedidjah Julia Noomen, Eloise Singer
Music:
Mike Ladouceur
Sound:
Matthew McGuinness
Art director:Will Brosch
Lead developer:Hankun Yu
Developers:Jaume Planes, Meteor Pixel, The 5Gs, Oliver Kibblewhite / Mark Ripley
Designers:David Cecil, Daria Pankeeva, Ali Mator
Artists:Bára Sigmundardóttir, Kevin Boase, Min Ni, Maddy Salgado, Kevin Pearce, Chris Elliot
Project managers:Siobhan McDonnell, Alysha Nelson, Hannah Alexander

Synopsis

Set foot in Germany in 1886 and witness the clash between technological innovation and a traditional society fearful of change. Karl Benz has just been awarded a patent for the world’s first motorcar known as the ‘horseless carriage’, but it counts for nothing unless the sceptical public and press can be convinced. Whilst Karl is a great engineer, he lacks confidence in his invention. Instead, it is his courageous and determined wife Bertha who recognises that the car must be shown to the world in order to change public perception. Step into Bertha’s shoes, explore a workshop and discover her fascinating backstory. Search for the blueprints of this revolutionary contraption, learn how to assemble its engine, and finally experience the feeling of wonder and awe as you drive the world’s first car out of the workshop and embark on a road trip that will change the course of history.

Director’s Statement

Mrs Benz is the untold story of the woman behind the name. I was compelled to tell this story of ingenuity and determination against all the odds because Bertha Benz was a woman with a single- minded vision who played a pivotal role in shaping technology and revolutionising travel. With incredible foresight, tenacity and courage, Bertha’s vision for the future has shaped the course of history. Telling the story in VR, truly brings the narrative to life allowing the player to undergo her struggles, relive her journey and experience her vision of showcasing the first car to the world.

PRODUCTION/DISTRIBUTION

PRODUCTION 1: Siobhan McDonnell – Singer Studios Ltd
4a Whitehorse Mews, 37 Westminster Bridge Road
SE1 7QD – London, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 07826831153
siobhan.mcdonnell@singerstudios.co.uk

PRESS OFFICE: Cathy Anderson – Singer Studios
4a Whitehorse Mews, 37 Westminster Bridge Road
SE1 7QD – London, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 07747470986
cathy.a@singerstudios.co.uk


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