Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2016


Directed by Felix Fuchssteiner


Director: Felix Fuchssteiner
Section: Spotlight
Country: Germany
Year: 2013
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Maria Ehrich, Jannis Niewöhner, Veronica Ferres, Uwe Kockisch, Peter Simonischek



Gwendolyn Shepherd isn’t a normal girl: She’s strong-headed, clumsy and feisty. She’s the black sheep of her family, who are all obsessed with her cousin Charlotte, the oh-so-special redhead, who allegedly inherited some kind of time travel gene which has passed down in her family for generations. When Gwen suddenly wakes up in last-century London after a dizzy spell just before her 16th birthday, she realizes she’s the time traveler, not Charlotte! Gwen is taken under the wing of a secret society that helps her learn how to travel through time, where she is given certain missions together with sassy hunk Gideon to fulfill a mysterious prophecy. Gwen and Gideon are two of twelve time travelers each represented by a jewel: Gwen is the ruby at the center of everything, he’s the diamond, the hardest jewel of all. But what makes Gwen so special? Together with Gideon, Gwen has to solve the greatest mystery of her family history.

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Meet the director


Felix Fuchssteiner

Felix Fuchssteiner, born 1975, grew up in Germany and the United States. After working as a reporter for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, he enrolled in the directing department of Munich film school HFF, graduating with short film DIE KURVE 2003. He founded production co. mem-film in 1997. His feature film LOSING BALANCE premiered at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2009, winning the German Cinema New Talent Prize for Best Film and Best Actress (Elisa Schlott). His YA romantasy adaptation RUBY RED was released 2013, based on the bestselling novels by Kerstin Gier, followed by SAPPHIRE BLUE in 2014. The third and final installment EMERALD GREEN will premiere at the festival as well.


Screenplay: Katharina Schöde
Original Material: Kerstin Gier
Director of Photography: Sonja Rom
Film Editor: Wolfgang Weigl
Composer: Philipp Fabian Kölmel
Production Designer: Matthias Müsse
Costume Design: Janne Birck
Sound: Magnus Pflüger
Producer: Thomas Blieninger, Philipp Budweg, Felix Fuchssteiner, Hans W. Geißendörfer, Robert Marciniak, Katharina Schöde, Markus Zimmer
Production Company: mem-Film
Co-Production Company: Lieblingsfilm GmbH, Concorde Filmverleih GmbH, Geißendörfer Film und Fernsehproduktion
World Sales: Tele München Gruppe
Distributor: Concorde Filmverleih GmbH