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.
At FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2023, the feature film “Entführt – 14 Tage Überleben” (Kidnapped – 14 Days Survival) directed by Oscar nominated director Marc Rothemund, for RTL plus will celebrate its premiere. The story is about the historic kidnapping case of Johannes Erlemann in 1981. Construction Film is also in pre–production of the sci-fi thriller “Morning” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Laura Dern. They will co-produce along with Jonas Katzenstein and Maximilian Leo from augenschein Filmproduktion, as well as Benedict Cumberbatch’s company Sunny March. The movie received funding from FFF Bayern’s programme for international theatrical features and series.
More film and series projects are in development, preparation, or pre-production both with German broadcasters and with international streaming platforms.