Veronica Ferres, member of the German and European Film Academy, works as an actress, producer and guest lecturer at the University of Television and Film (HFF) in Munich.
She studied German studies, psychology and theater studies at the LMU Munich. Furthermore she took acting lessons from the renowned professor Margret Langen, of the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. After this she focused entirely on her passion: acting. Since then, the Grimme Award winner has acted in more than 150 feature films and numerous TV-films and series, more than 30 of them in English.
With the Oscar and Golden Globe nominated film SCHTONK, she finally made her breakthrough and became one of the most famous German actresses, both nationally and internationally. Her outstanding acting achievements have been honored with the Grimme Award in Gold, the German Television Price, the Bavarian Film Award, the Golden Camera, the Bambi and the International Emmy.
In 2013 she founded her own production company Construction Film with the aim of producing high-quality cinema and TV content on a national and international level. Construction Film produced, among others, HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS (2014), the comedy UNDER GERMAN BEDS (2017) as well as the highly acclaimed TV-drama SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS (2016) and Werner Herzog's thriller SALT AND FIRE (2016).
Other successful productions quickly followed: after the co-production of CRISIS, directed by Nicholas Jarecki, the company produced and co-produced the comedy LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS. This was followed by the drama HEART OF CHAMPIONS, PASSENGER C and the drama EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE.
With the feature film THE UNFORGIVABLE, Construction Film produced its first film for Netflix. The story is based on a British mini-series and was directed by Nora Fingscheidt. Production partners were Graham King/GK Films and Sandra Bullock. The film was released on Netflix in December 2021 and is until this day in the streaming’s all-time Global Top Ten. In early 2022, the thriller SHATTERED was released for Lionsgate, directed by Luis Prieto.
Construction Film is currently producing a feature film for the RTL Group, directed by Oscar-nominated director Marc Rothemund. In this historical case, the kidnapping of Johannes Erlemann is being told for the first time for the big screen. In addition to the film, a four-part documentary series directed by Lutz Heineking jr. is being made.
From August 2023 on, Construction Film will produce a high-end series for the streaming service Disney+. Furthermore, the shooting of an international feature film will begin at the end of the year, directed by Björn Runge.
More film and series projects are in development, preparation, or pre-production both with German broadcasters and with international streaming platforms.