ABOVE THE WORLD
The producer Isabelle Welter and the writer and director Rupert Henning have worked in the film industry since the mid-1990s. Both live and work in Vienna, Austria, and have several international awards to their names. They have worked together on many different TV movies, series and films since 2003. In the summer of 2018, they developed a desire to open their own, independent creative company in order to develop film projects away from structural restrictions and realise them with various national and international partners in the film industry.
WHee Film focuses on developing stories for the film and television industries that draw their strength from powerful emotions, the actions of distinctive characters, reflected identities and from the provision of regional context and universal values.
MÄRZENGRUND / ABOVE THE WORLD Autumn 2021
Genre: Feature Film
Director: Adrian Goiginger
Screenplay: Adrian Goiginger, Felix Mitterer
Cast: Johannes Krisch, Jakob Mader, Verena Altenberger, Gerti Drassl
Initial expectations of Elias are high. He is not only an excellent pupil; he is also the son of the richest farmer in Tyrol’s Zillertal valley. Elias is expected to take over the farm and the family’s various properties, but the harder the 18-year-old strives to live up to the hopes placed in him, the more he suffers. Elias settles into the wilderness and solitude, developing a close relationship with the natural world that surrounds him. Forty years later, a serious illness forces him to return to the valley and to civilisation. MÄRZENGRUND explores the issues facing current generations, particularly the young: what kind of world do we want to live in, what values should we aspire to live up to, and how do we reconcile individual freedom and social conformity?