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.

In February 2020 Sabina Arnold joined Construction Film as producer and CEO, with the main focus on movies and high-end TV series for the German market.

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.

Currently Construction Film is filming their first project for Netflix with the drama UNFORGIVEN. 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 is currently shooting the NETFLIX SANDRA BULLOCKS FILM, directed by Nora Fingscheidt in Canada and produced by Veronica Ferres and Graham King (BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY).

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

Sabina Arnold
Sabina Arnold

Sabina Arnold


CEO / Producer
+49 89 388 892 115
sar@constructionfilm.de

Sabina Arnold studied German, English and law and completed various internships with television stations and production companies, including ZDF, Trebitsch Film, Taunus Film and New Line Cinema, London.

After graduating, she worked as an editor at ARD Degeto, where she was responsible for numerous commissioned productions.


Since 2007, she has been working for various television production companies, first as an associate producer and later as a producer, including the new German film company ndF:, for which she was responsible for fictional series, serials and one-offs (including "Alles Klara", "Willkommen in Kölleda", "Lindburgs Fall", "Der Island-Krimi")

From 2016 on she managed the Munich office of goodfriends Filmproduktion, which is based in Berlin and Munich and is a majority holding of Jan Mojtos Beta Film. Here she produced the series "The Ireland Thriller" as well as the series "Bonus Family".

Since February 2020, she has been Managing Director at Construction Film and heads the national TV and cinema production division.

Sabina Arnold

CEO / Producer

Züli Aladag
Züli Aladag

Züli Aladag


Director / Writer / Showrunner

From 1996 to 1999 Züli Aladag completed postgraduate studies in directing at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. During this time he made four award-winning short films: "Zoran", "Hör' Dein Leben", "Bevor der Tag anbricht" and "Ausbruch". In 2000, he received the Förderpreis des Landes NRW for young artists in the category film.

In 2002 he celebrated his cinema debut, which won him several awards, with the boxer drama "Elephant Heart" starring Daniel Brühl. The film received three nominations for the "German Film Prize" in 2003, including "Best Feature Film". Daniel Brühl was awarded the "German Film Prize" for the "Best Leading Role" for his roles in "Elephant Heart" and "Good Bye Lenin". "Elephant Heart" was awarded the Bavarian Film Awards for "Best Newcomer Production" and "Best Camera" and received the Audience Award for "Best Film" at the German Film Festival in London.

After a scholarship stay at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles, he realised the crime TV movie "Mother Love” for the WDR, of which he was also co-author, and the crime TV movie "Frozen".

His much-discussed drama "Anger" has been awarded 15 national and international prizes, including the "Adolf Grimme Prize in Gold", the "Golden Gate Award" of the San Francisco Film Festival for "Best International Narrative TV Drama", the Special Jury Prize at the "Seoul Drama Awards", the "Gold Medal" of the "New York Festivals", and the "Golden Camera".

In 2005 he founded the production company Independent Artists together with Feo Aladag.

The company produced Feo Aladag's award-winning feature film debut "Die Fremde", which among numerous other awards won the "German Film Prize" (the bronze Lola for "Best Feature Film") and the "Tribeca Award", as well as being the German selection for the 2011 Foreign Oscar.

Besides other crime TV movies like "Schwerelos" (WDR) and "Im gelobten Land" (SWR), he realised seven episodes and a 90 min. special of the crime series "Der Kriminalist" (ZDF), five episodes of the series "Die Anwälte" (ARD), three episodes of the series "KDD". (ZDF) and television plays such as "Die Fahnderin" (WDR/ARD). In 2015 his feature film "300 Worte Deutsch" was released in cinemas and was also successfully exploited internationally.

For the NSU trilogy "Mitten in Deutschland: NSU", he realised the drama "Die Opfer - Vergesst mich nicht". In addition to international awards, the trilogy was also awarded the "German Television Prize 2017" as "Best Multi-Part".

His IS drama "Brothers ", for which he was also co-author, was also awarded the German Television Prize 2018 for the "Best Multi-Part".

From 2005 he also worked as a lecturer at various film schools. These include the DFFB Berlin, the HFF Munich, the IFS Cologne. Since 2018 he has been a regular lecturer for directing at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg.

He was a honorary member and juror of the FFA Screenwriting Commission for six years and five years on the FFA Board of Directors as a representative of the directors, as well as five years on the board of Filmbüro NW, the cultural film promotion agency of the state of NRW.

Züli Aladag

Director / Writer / Showrunner

Ralf Berchtold
Ralf Berchtold

Ralf Berchtold


Associate 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

Associate Producer

Nathalie Bouteiller-Marin
Nathalie Bouteiller-Marin

Nathalie Bouteiller-Marin


Associate Producer / Development Executive
+49 89 388 892 112
nbm@constructionfilm.de

Nathalie Bouteiller-Marin studied Theatre, Film and Media, as well as German Studies, in Vienna. As part of her degree she went on an exchange programme to London, UK, where she spent two years at the University College London before graduating with a diploma in both disciplines in 2011 and 2013.

In 2011 Nathalie moved to Munich to work as a production assistant and post-production coordinator on the Lieblingsfilm co-production RUBY RED.

Having had a taste of film-making Nathalie joined the Lieblingsfilm team 2013 as a Junior Producer. During her time with the company she worked on such highly acclaimed films as “The Pasta Detectives”, “Playing Doctor”, the “Mountain Mircale” and the german-english co-production "Trautmann".

In October 2017, she became a part of the Producers Team of the Construction Filmproduktion GmbH, supervising national and international projects.

2019 she was working on the internationale feature film "Every Breath You Take" starring Casey Affleck, Sam Claflin und Michelle Monaghan.

In her role as associate producer she is working on the ARD/Degeto comedy "Zurück aufs Eis" whose shooting is scheduled for spring 2021.

Filmografie

- 2019 -
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
Associate Producer / Director: Vaughn Stein

- 2017 -
THE KEEPER
Production Associate / Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller

- 2016 -
AGNES
Assistant Producer / Director: Johannes Schmid

- 2016 -
MOUNTAIN MIRACLE
Production Coordinator / Director: Tobias Wiemann

- 2015 -
EMERALD GREEN
Assistant Producer / Directors: Felix Fuchssteiner & Katharina Schöde

- 2015 -
THE PASTA DETECTIVES 3
Assistant Producer / Director: Neele Vollmar

- 2014 -
THE PASTA DETECTIVES 2
Assistant Producer / Director: Wolfgang Groos

- 2013 -
THE PASTA DETECTIVES
Assistant Producer / Director: Neele Vollmar

- 2013 -
SAPPHIRE BLUE
Assistant Producer / Director: Felix Fuchssteiner & Katharina Schöde

- 2013 -
PLAYING DOCTOR
Assistant Producer / Regie: Marco Petry

- 2012 -
RUBY RED
Production Assistant / Director: Felix Fuchssteiner

Nathalie Bouteiller-Marin

Associate Producer / Development Executive

Tina Šentjurc
Tina Šentjurc

Tina Šentjurc


Assistance to CEO / Project coordination
+49 89 388 892 110
ts@constructionfilm.de

Tina Šentjurc came to the film industry as a career changer, after a commercial apprenticeship and various jobs in the private sector, as well as several years of self-employment with her own businesses, including acting as an intermediary between authors and publishers.

In 1997, although not familiar with the industry, she was employed at the ndF: neue deutsche Filmgesellschaft in Munich / Unterföhring as personal assistant to the CEO, later managing partner, where she remained until the managing partner's withdrawal from the operative business in 2016. During this time, Tina Šentjurc became familiar with all aspects of the film business, whether structural, organisational, strategic or advisory.

Subsequently, Sabina Arnold brought her in as her assistant to good friends Filmproduktion to help set up the Munich office.

In March 2020, Tina Šentjurc moved to Construction Filmproduktion together with co-managing director Sabina Arnold as assistant to the CEO. In this position she is also responsible for project coordination.

Tina Šentjurc

Assistance to CEO / Project coordination

Katharina Forster
Katharina Forster

Katharina Forster


Assistance to CEO / Dramaturgy

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 / Dramaturgy

München / Deutschland
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Telefon: +49 89 388 892 10
Fax: +49 89 388 892 120
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