1st Step

20 min
1 episode
1st Step is at once both a VR documentary and a fairy tale, telling the magical story of a dream come true: the Apollo missions.

Experience the elevator ride as you rise up alongside the steaming rocket and then, have a look inside the cramped capsule of the command module. After landing on the moon, viewers find themselves gazing at lunar panoramas in 3D - thoroughly re-created from archive photos of the former Apollo 17 mission. Told from a narrator's perspective who can hardly believe the miraculous nature of this incredible venture. See the missions, from their impressive launch all the way through to their return, in a new way - through the eyes of the astronauts.

Our desire was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions in an extraordinary way. With 1st Step we wanted the missions to be experienced both as they were seen and perceived through the eyes of the Apollo astronauts and as a fairy tale of human achievement - a story of a dream come true.
- The directors

General informations

Production companies :
Faber Courtial
Distributed by :
Language(s) :
German, English (US)

Crew & cast

Costume designer :
Carl Sandberg
Film editor :
Jörg Courtial
Sound designer :
Stefan Lupp
Screenplay :
Gunar Hochheiden
Cinematographer :
Sean Lovelace , Jörg Courtial
On-Set VFX Supervisor :
Michael Schlesinger