ABOUT

Construction Film was founded by Veronica Ferres in Munich, Germany in 2013 to produce high-quality and hit-oriented TV, cinema and serial content at a national and international level.

The first International feature film which was co-produced by Construction Film was HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS starring Simon Pegg, Christopher Plummer, Rosamund Pike, and Veronica Ferres back in 2013.

In 2015 Construction Film produced Werner Herzog’s latest feature film SALT AND FIRE starring Veronica Ferres, Michael Shannon and Gael Garcia Bernal. The movie was shot in Bolivia and Munich and was released worldwide in 2016.

2019 is the year of International breakthrough for Construction Film, producing and co-producing five international features. The company co-produced the highly anticipated feature film DREAMLAND about the opioid crisis in the USA. The cast ensemble which included Garry Oldman, Luke Evans, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly and Veronica Ferres was directed by Nicholas Jarecki.

With LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS, another Construction Film co-production started under the direction of Dennis Dugan. The movie is starring Diane Keaton, Jeremy Irons, Maggie Grace and Veronica Ferres. Further productions include the drama SWING starring Academy Award winner Michael Shannon, PASSENGER C directed by Cassian Elwes, and the drama EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE with Academy Award winner Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Sam Claflin & Veronica Ferres in the main roles.

Construction Film filmed their first project for Netflix with the drama THE UNFORGIVABLE. This movie is based on a UK mini series and will be directed by Nora Fingscheidt. Production partners on this project are Graham King/GK Films and Sandra Bullock, who also will be seen in the main role.

Further German and International feature films and high-end TV series projects are in preparation and development.

Veronica Ferres
Veronica Ferres

Veronica Ferres


Founder / CEO / Producer

Veronica Ferres is a graduate of the LMU, where she studied German literature, psychology and drama. She completed her acting training under Professor Margret Langen of the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna.


Today Veronica Ferres is an actress, producer and guest lecturer at the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (HFF) in Munich.


Before founding her own film production company in 2013, Veronica Ferres had already made a name for herself as an actress. After the leading role in the Oscar and Golden Globe nominated comedy SCHTONK!, Veronica played in over 100 feature films, numerous TV programmes and over thirty American or English productions. Among her acting awards are the Adolf Grimme Prize, the German Television Prize, the Bavarian Film Prize, the Golden Camera, the Bambi and the Emmy.


With her company Construction Filmproduktion, Veronica has been responsible for productions such as HECTOR UND DIE SUCHE NACHE NACHE NACHT DEM GLÜCK, the German comedy UNTER DEUTSCHEN BETTEN, the highly acclaimed TV drama TOD AUF RATEN and Werner Herzog's SALT AND FIRE.


In 2019 alone, she produced and acted in the opioid drama DREAMLAND with Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly and Luke Evans, the psychological thriller EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE with Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan and Sam Claflin and the romantic comedy LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS directed by Dennis Dugan with Diane Keaton and Jeremy Irons in the leading roles. She also produced the dramas PASSENGER C directed by Cassian Elwes and SWING with Michael Shannon and Alexander Ludwig.


Construction Film filmed their first project for Netflix with the drama THE UNFOGIVABLE. This movie is based on a UK mini series and will be directed by Nora Fingscheidt. Production partners on this project are Graham King/GK Films and Sandra Bullock, who also will be seen in the main role.

Filmografie

Cinema (Producer)

- 2020 -
UNTITLED NETFLIX SANDRA BULLOCK MOVIE
Director: Nora Fingscheidt

- 2019 -
DREAMLAND
Director: Nick Jarecki

LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS
Director: Dennis Dugan

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
Director: Vince Vaughn

SWING
Director:

PASSENGER C
Director: Cassian Elwes

- 2016 -
UNDER GERMAN BEDS
Director: Jan Fehse

- 2015 -
SALT AND FIRE
Director: Werner Herzog

- 2013 -
HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS
Director: Peter Chelsom

- 2012 -
PAGANINI
Director: Bernard Rose

Television (Producer)

- 2018 -
UNZERTRENNLICH NACH VERONA
Director: Andreas Herzog

- 2016 -
SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS
Director: Andreas Arnstedt

Veronica Ferres

Founder / CEO / Producer

Konstantin Mayer
Konstantin Mayer

Konstantin Mayer


COO / Producer

Konstantin Mayer studierte Theater- und Medienwissenschaft, Philosophie und Neue Deutsche Literatur an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München sowie Schauspiel in New York City.
Zudem absolvierte er eine Weiterbildung zum Thema positive Psychologie in Unternehmen.
Seine berufliche Laufbahn begann er als Abendinspizient an der Komödie im bayerischen Hof. Anschließend war er fünf Jahre Intendant an dem Kammertheater Schwabing, später Kammertheater München.
Darauf wechselte er in die Unternehmensberatung und arbeitete viele Jahre für namhafte Unternehmen aus dem Medienumfeld wie Sendeanstalten, Produktionsfirmen für Kino & TV sowie Verlage.

Seit Anfang 2020 ist Konstantin Mayer als Produzent tätig und wechselt nun zwei Jahre später mit seinen eigenen Projekten zu der Construction Filmproduktion GmbH.

Zusätzlich zu der Realisation dieser Projekte ist Konstantin bei Construction Film als Operation Manager tätig.

Konstantin Mayer

COO / Producer

Ralf Berchtold
Ralf Berchtold

Ralf Berchtold


General Manager / Executive Producer
+49 89 388 892 113
rb@constructionfilm.de

Ralf Berchtold earned his Bachelor's degree in Film Production from MHMK Munich in 2010. His graduating film, ACROSS THE LINE, directed by Matthias Starte, was a festival hit, was designated "valuable" by the German Film Board and debuted on arte TV January 2012.

Beginning in Summer of 2011, he worked as team assistant and postproduction coordinator at Sperl Productions on Films like OPERATION SUGAR, MY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY and OMAMAMIA. In Spring 2013, he worked for the production office of Moviepool for the film A SUMMER IN HUNGARY.

Ralf Berchtold joined Construction Film as production coordinator in August 2013.

Since 2015 he is supervising projects as producer (SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS, UNZERTRENNLICH NACH VERONA). Lately he was working on the international feature SWING, starring Michael Shannon and Alexander Ludwig.

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

General Manager / Executive 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 Extensions 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

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 "Praxisleitfaden Filmproduktion - Eine Einführung in die Herstellungsleitung" (Practical Guide to Film Production - An Introduction to Line Producing), which will be published by Springer VS Verlag in the last quarter of 2022.

Fabian Post

Line Producer

Gabriele Lohnert
Gabriele Lohnert

Gabriele Lohnert


Producer

Since April of 2022, the producer Gabriele Lohnert has taken certain projects at Construction Film under her wing. Gabriele holds an M.A. in theater, film and literature, as well as in philosophy and art history from the university of Erlangen and Munich.

On this basis, she initially began her career as a dramaturg, primarily at major theaters and opera houses. For almost ten years, she supervised many renowned performances with renowned directors, such as "Othello" (director: P. Palitzsch) at the Residenztheater, or "Tristan und Isolde" (director: A.Everding / conductor: Carlo Kleiber) at the State Opera in Munich. From the theater, she then moved to the private television channel ProSieben as a dramaturge/editor, where she was actively involved in various productions in the German Fiction department for five years. After working for several years as a freelance script and production consultant for various production companies, she joined UFA Fernsehproduktion GmbH as a producer, then Zieglerfilm GmbH. In this capacity, she oversaw a large number of productions, creating an extensive filmography with genres such as crime, drama, comedy and thriller, in various formats including TV feature films, serial formats and cinema for both private and public broadcasters.

In recent years, for example, her ZDF crime series "Kommissarin Heller" and the ZDF comedy series "Familie Bundschuh" have been very successful. The same goes for the touching theme film "Stumme Schreie," which was shown at various festivals and won the audience award in Baden-Baden. In addition to her work as a producer, she has always been keen to pass on her know-how to young filmmakers, which she has done as a lecturer at the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (Academy of Film and Television) and in the film funding program Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film (Board of Trustees for Young German Film).

Gabriele Lohnert

Producer

Katharina Forster
Katharina Forster

Katharina Forster


Assistance to CEO/ Junior Producer
+49 89 388 892 114
kf@constructionfilm.de

Katharina Forster studied Theater and Media Studies as well as German Literature at the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen. During her studies she completed various internships and assistantships in the theater sector as well as a traineeship in press and public relations at the Nuremberg State Theater. In 2015, she completed her Master of Dramaturgy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University. She has worked on projects for the independent scene in Munich, the Theaterakademie August Everding, the HAU in Berlin, the Metropoltheater Munich and the Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi in Milan.

She gained extensive experience in the field of office management at the Scenario agency, among others.

Since July 2020 she has been strengthening the CF team in the areas of management assistance and dramaturgy.

Katharina Forster

Assistance to CEO/ Junior Producer

Sonja Huber
Sonja Huber

Sonja Huber


Management Assistance

After completing her apprenticeship as a bank clerk, Sonja Huber worked in both finance and the insurance industry.

Further training in the area of personal development helps her with daily self-management in the office.

She has gained extensive experience in the field of assistance and office management in recent years as an assistant at partner level in a leading commercial law firm that operates both nationally and internationally.

Since April 2022, she has been supporting the CF team in the area of executive assistance and office management.

Sonja Huber

Management Assistance

Sabrina Lindner
Sabrina Lindner

Sabrina Lindner


PR & Communications Manager

Sabrina Lindner studied general linguistics at the University of Konstanz, completed two semesters abroad at the Universitat de València and graduated with a Master of Arts in Communication and Cognition from the Philipps University of Marburg. During her studies, she was able to gain experience in the fields of corporate communications, fashion PR, and trade fair and event management.

In the course of her professional career, she moved to Munich in 2019 and worked as a PR consultant for well-known companies in the consumer tech industry. Her passion lies in strategic planning of PR campaigns, content creation and social media management.
As President and Chairwoman of Munich Media Speakers (2020-2021), she also dedicated herself privately to topics such as public speaking and was able to expand her network in the media and communications sector.

Since July 2022 Sabrina strengthens the team of Construction Filmproduktion GmbH as PR and Communications Manager.

Sabrina Lindner

PR & Communications Manager

Stefanie Flügler
Stefanie Flügler

Stefanie Flügler


Public Relation Manager

Stefanie completed her diploma in business administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich in 2010. Her stays abroad in Australia (2005), USA (2006) and Spain (2008) helped her to become fluency in English and Spanish and to gain intercultural competence. In 2009, she has already received a scholarship for the Academic Program for Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship (APE) at SCE - Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship, Munich. In 2010, she founded the successful Munich-based fashion label Ludwig & Therese together with her business partner. Her passion for entrepreneurship, brand awareness, PR & social media and content creation distinguish her. With the experience she has gained, she joined the team as PR & Communications Manager in June 2021.

Stefanie Flügler

Public Relation Manager

Maja Bednaic
Maja Bednaic

Maja Bednaic


dual student in the area 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 area of communication & PR

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

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Herzogstr. 60, 80803 München

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Fax: +49 89 388 892 120
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