ABOUT

Construction Films was founded in 2013 by Veronica Ferres with the aim of producing high-quality cinema and TV content on a national and international level.

In 2014, HECTORS AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS starring Simon Pegg, Stellan Skarsgard, and Rosamund Pike has been co-produced, as well as PAGANINI starring David Garrett.
In 2015, Construction Films produced Werner Herzog's SALT AND FIRE with a high-class international cast, including Michael Shannon, Veronica Ferres and Gael Garcia Bernal. This production was shot in Bolivia and Munich and presented to international audiences at the Shanghai Film Festival 2016. The film had a worldwide release in theaters at the end of 2016.

The same year at the Zurich Film Festival, another Construction Film production had its world premiere - the German drama SHORT TERM MEMORY LOST by writer-director Andreas Arnstedt, which was broadcast on ZDF in August 2018 and received excellent reviews.

In September 2017, the comedy UNDER GERMAN BEDS, produced by Construction Films in corporation with Fox International Production, was released in cinemas. The TV film UNZERTRENNLICH NACH VERONA, in cooperation with Degeto, was aired on ARD in fall 2018.

In October 2019 she founded the US based company Construction Films US Holdings Inc.
With five productions, 2019 represents the year of international breakthrough for Construction Films. Following the theatrical co-production CRISIS, directed by Nicholas Jarecki and starring Oscar winner Gary Oldman as well as Evangeline Lilly, the company produced and co-produced the comedy LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS with Diane Keaton and Jeremy Irons. This was followed by HEART OF CHAMPIONS starring Oscar nominee Michael Shannon, followed by PASSENGER C directed by Cassian Elwes and the feature drama EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE starring Oscar winner Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan and Sam Claflin.In October 2019 she founded the US based company Construction Films US Holdings Inc.

With five productions, 2019 represents the year of international breakthrough for Construction Films. Following the theatrical co-production CRISIS, directed by Nicholas Jarecki and starring Oscar winner Gary Oldman as well as Evangeline Lilly, the company produced and co-produced the comedy LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS with Diane Keaton and Jeremy Irons. This was followed by HEART OF CHAMPIONS starring Oscar nominee Michael Shannon, followed by PASSENGER C directed by Cassian Elwes and the feature drama EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE starring Oscar winner Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan and Sam Claflin.

The project THE UNFORGIVABLE marked Construction Films first production for Netflix. The story is based on a three-part British miniseries and was directed by Nora Fingscheidt. Production partners were Graham King/GK Films and Sandra Bullock, who also starred alongside Viola Davis. The film was released on Netflix in December 2021 and is now in the streaming service's all-time top ten.

In January 2022, the thriller SHATTERED was released for Lionsgate. The main cast being John Malkovich, Frank Grillo and Lilly Krug.

At the FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2023, the feature film "Entführt - 14 Tage Überleben" (Kidnapped - 14 Days Survival) directed by Oscar nominated director Marc Rothemund, for RTL plus celebrated 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 program 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.

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Veronica Ferres
Veronica Ferres

Veronica Ferres


Founder / CEO / Producer

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 preproduction 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.

Filmografie

Cinema (Producer)

- 2023 -
MORNING
Director: Justin Kurzel

PASSENGER C
Director: Cassian Elwes

- 2022 -
SHATTERED
Director: Luis Pietro

ZERO CONTACT
Director: Rick Dugdale

PARADIES HIGHWAY
Director: Anna Gutto

- 2021 -
THE UNFORGIVABLE
Director: Nora Fingscheidt

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
Director: Vaughn Stein

CRISIS
Director: Nicholas Jarecki

HEART OF CHAMPIONS
Director: Michael Meiler

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
Director: Vaughn Stein

- 2020 -
LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS
Director: Dennis Dugan

- 2017 -
UNTER DEUTSCHEN BETTEN
Director: Jan Fehse

- 2016 -
SALT AND FIRE
Director: Werner Herzog

- 2014 -
HECTORS REISE UND DIE SUCHE NACH DEM GLÜCK
Director: Peter Chelsom

- 2013 -
DER TEUFELSGEIGER
Director: Bernard Rose

Television (Producer)

- 2023 -
KIDNAPPED - 14 DAYS SURVIVAL
Director: Marc Rothemund

- 2021 -
ZURÜCK AUFS EIS
Director: Hanno Olderdissen

- 2018 -
UNZERTRENNLICH NACH VERONA
Director: Andreas Herzog

- 2016 -
TOD AUF RATEN
Director: Andreas Arnstedt

Veronica Ferres

Founder / CEO / Producer

Tobias Rosen
Tobias Rosen

Tobias Rosen


CPO / Producer

Tobias Rosen joined Construction Filmproduktion as part of the management team in January 2024. Most recently, as Vice President Germany at Sky Deutschland, he was responsible for Sky Studios' own fictional productions. Until 2022, he was a producer at Warner Bros. International Television Production, realising the series LOVE ADDICTS for Amazon Studios and CLUB LAS PIRANJAS 2.0 for RTL Plus, among others. In 2019, he received the prestigious German Film Award for the feature film "Rocca verändert die Welt". In 2018, his graduation film "Watu Wote" was nominated for an Oscar in the "Best Short Film" category.

Tobias Rosen

CPO / Producer

Ralf Berchtold
Ralf Berchtold

Ralf Berchtold


Managing Director / Producer

Filmografie

- 2019 -
SWING
Associate Producer / Director: Michael Mailer

- 2016 -
UNTER DEUTSCHEN BETTEN
Producing executive / Feature film, Director: Jan Fehse

- 2015 -
SALT AND FIRE
Producing executive / Feature film, Director: Werner Herzog

- 2011 -
OMAMAMIA
Postproduction coordinator / Feature film, Director: Tomy Wiegand

- 2011 -
DIE BRÜCKE AM IBAR
Postproduction coodinator / Feature film, Director: Michaela Kezele

- 2018 -
UNZERTRENNLICH NACH VERONA
Associate Producer / TV movie, Director: Andreas Herzog

- 2015 -
SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS
Associate Producer / TV movie, Director: Andreas Arnstedt

- 2012 -
OPERATION ZUCKER
Postproduction coordinator / TV movie, Director: Rainer Kaufmann

Ralf Berchtold

Managing Director / Producer

Alena Jelinek
Alena Jelinek

Alena Jelinek


Executive Producer

After travelling around the globe in 2003, Alena Jelinek completed an apprenticeship for audiovisual media at RTL Television in Cologne. During this time, she worked as a production assistant and unit manager for live sport events and studio productions.

From 2008-2012, she studied at the Film Academy in Ludwigsburg with focus on series producing. She studied abroad at the renowned Paris film school La Fémis in 2009. One year later, she participated in the Hollywood Masterclass at UCLA Extension in Los Angeles with the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship. During her time as a student, she produced a variety of films and commercials that have been screened at national and international festivals and won awards. With her diploma film, the series pilot KILLING ALL THE FLIES, she won the Studio Hamburg Young Talent Award "Best Production".

After graduation, she worked as a commissioning editor for TV films and long-running formats at the television broadcaster ZDF in Mainz. From there, she was off to UFA Serial Drama and UFA Fiction. During her five years at UFA, she produced the full range of fictional formats, from one-offs to historical multi-part, daily drama and series. From 2020 forwards, she works as a producer at Geissendörfer Pictures in Berlin, developing and realizing films and series for the TV and streaming market. There she produced the Sky Original SOULS, which won two awards at the Canneseries Festival (Best Screenplay, Best Music). In 2022, she joined Construction Film as a producer.

Alena Jelinek

Executive Producer

Julia Rappold
Julia Rappold

Julia Rappold


Producer

Julia Rappold joined the Construction Filmproduktion team as a producer in January 2024. A qualified lawyer and political scientist, she was most recently Senior Executive Producer at Sky Studios Germany. Prior to that, she produced films such as BECKENRAND SHERIFF, FAMILIE IS NICH and SCHON TAUSENDMAL BERÜHRT at the Munich-based production company Lieblingsfilm. Immediately after her studies, she was responsible for talent films and low-budget cinema films at the FFF Bayern.

She has been an honorary member of the DOK.fest Munich supporting association for 10 years. In 2021 she was a juror at the Drehbuchwerkstatt München and since April 2022 she has been a member of the talent promotion committee for HessenFilm.

Julia Rappold

Producer

Laura Roll
Laura Roll

Laura Roll


Associate Producer

Laura Roll was Born 1991 in Munich. From 2013 until 2018 she studied production and media business at the University of Television and Film in Munich. For her film "Lead" she was nominated for the No Fear-Award at the First Steps in 2019.

In 2018 she became a producer at the Bavaria Filmproduktion where she worked on films such as "Enfant terrible" from director Oskar Roehler and "Confessions of Felix Krull" from Detlev Buck.

In 2021 she became a freelance producer where she has worked on the series "KaDeWe" from Julia von Heinz, the adaptation of the world bestseller "A whole life" from Hans Steinbichler and the film "Kidnapped - 14 days of survival" from director Marc Rothemund.

Since 2023 she is working for Construction Film as a Associate Producer.

Laura Roll

Associate Producer

Fabian Post
Fabian Post

Fabian Post


Line Producer

Fabian Post studied business administration in Mannheim and Cambridge and previously completed an apprenticeship for audiovisual media.

As a production manager in the fictional field, he was responsible for numerous film and series productions, working with partners from Germany and abroad. At MECOM fiction in Munich, he was a member of the management team and subsequently worked for Bayerischer Rundfunk in the field of commissioned production and co-production.

In addition to his full-time work as a line producer, he is passionately involved in promoting young talent. He lectures at the University of Television and Film (HFF) Munich, the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, and at the Producers Alliance Initiative for Qualification (PAIQ), among others. Fabian Post is also the author of a new book "Film-Herstellungsleitung - Eine Einführung in die Praxis" (Practical Guide to Film Production - An Introduction to Line Producing), which will be published by Springer VS Verlag.

Fabian Post

Line Producer

Bernadette Wörner
Bernadette Wörner

Bernadette Wörner


Production Coordinator

Bernadette Wörner studied German literature, Philosophy and Romance Studies in Frankfurt and Florence. After graduating and a work and travel stay in Canada, she started at U5 Filmproduktion in 2012, initially as a producer for the video platform of a large social association. In 2017, she switched to fiction and worked as an assistant line producer on a series of television films. Meanwhile, she completed advanced training as a fiction producer and green consultant. After moving to Munich, she was able to significantly expand her wealth of experience at Geißendörfer Pictures, including her work on the SKY Original SOULS and the film DER FUCHS. Since February 2023, she now strengthens the Construction Film team as Production Coordinator.

Bernadette Wörner

Production Coordinator

Anja Wittmann
Anja Wittmann

Anja Wittmann


PR & Communications Manager

Anja Wittmann studied Media and Communications Management and Corporate Communications at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Munich and Hamburg. During her studies, she was already able to gain experience in corporate communications and online marketing.

In the course of her professional career, she worked as a project manager in a Munich-based influencer marketing agency and most recently as a social media manager in political communications. Her focus is on communication, PR and social media.

Since November 2022 Anja strengthens the team of Construction Filmproduktion GmbH as PR and Communications Manager.

Anja Wittmann

PR & Communications Manager

Joana Rusch
Joana Rusch

Joana Rusch


Assistance to CEO

Joana Rusch studied business administration and corporate management at Munich University of Applied Sciences while working.

In the course of her professional career, she has already gained extensive experience in the field of office management and as a personal assistant in a well-known German media group.

Since September 2023, she has been supporting the CF team as an executive assistant to the CEO.

Joana Rusch

Assistance to CEO

Claudia Petermeier
Claudia Petermeier

Claudia Petermeier


Assistance to CEO

After her training as a media designer for print, Claudia Petermeier worked as a production assistant at a film production company for advertising and image films. She managed the office as production and management assistant and learned how to use various programmes for video editing, 2D animation, graphics and database maintenance. She has been entrusted with a wide variety of tasks in a commercial film production and office management over the past 16 years.

Claudia Petermeier

Assistance to CEO

Maja Bednaic
Maja Bednaic

Maja Bednaic


Dual Student in the field of communication & pr

Maja Bednaic completed her graduation at the Ignaz-Taschner-Gymnasium in Dachau 2021. Currently she is studying Communication & PR at the International University in Munich. Construction Film is the practice partner for applying the theoretically acquired knowledge and skills in film practice.

In this function Maja Bednaic has been supporting the team in the areas of Communication & PR as well as office management since February 2022.

Maja Bednaic

Dual Student in the field of communication & pr

Claudia Gatzke
Claudia Gatzke

Claudia Gatzke


Dramaturge & editor

Claudia Gatzke first studied literature at the LMU, then switched to documentary film at the HFF Munich, where she also graduated in film production. She has worked in various areas of film production, specializing in dramaturgy, the evaluation of screenplays and working with authors.

Claudia Gatzke has been supervising Construction Film's material and scripts for many years and works for the company as an external editor and dramaturgical consultant.

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Claudia Gatzke

Dramaturge & editor

Petra Österle
Petra Österle

Petra Österle


External Controlling

Petra Österle completed her training as a tax clerk in Passau. After further training as a certified accountant in 1992, she spent 12 years in a larger company in Munich, where she was responsible for the management of the financial accounting department.


She discovered film accounting in 2005 as chief accountant at Sonne, Mond & Sterne Filmproduktion GmbH. Afterwards she was accountant in film production companies such as Lieblingsfilm GmbH, Dreamtool Entertainment and Filmproduction Pool GmbH.


Since January 2019 she has been working for Construction Filmproduktion GmbH in accounting and controlling.

Petra Österle

External Controlling

Berit Norrenberg
Berit Norrenberg

Berit Norrenberg


Outside Legal Counsel

Outside legal counsel for national projects

Berit Norrenberg

Outside Legal Counsel

Robert Williams
Robert Williams

Robert Williams


Outside Legal Counsel

Outside legal counsel for international projects

Robert Williams

Outside Legal Counsel

Pauli
Pauli

Pauli



Pauli

München / Deutschland
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