Ruby Red

Feature film, fantasy
2012

Production: Lieblingsfilm
Co-Production: mem-film GmbH, Geißendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion KG, Tele München Fernseh GmbH & Co. Produktionsgesellschaft

Director: Felix Fuchssteiner
Co-Director: Katharina Schöde
Script: Katharina Schöde
after a novel by: Kerstin Gier
Producers: Thomas Blieninger, Philipp Budweg, Felix Fuchssteiner, Hans W. Geißendörfer, Robert Marciniak, Katharina Schöde, Markus Zimmer

Main Cast: Maria Ehrich, Jannis Niewöhner, Veronica Ferres, Gottfried John, Katharina Thalbach, Uwe Kockisch, Gerlinde Locker, Rüdiger Vogler, Josefine Preuß, Florian Bartholomäi, Sibylle Canonica, Jennifer Lotsi, Laura Berlin, Justine del Corte, Kostja Ullmann

Camera: Sonja Rom
Set Design: Matthias Müsse
Wardrobe: Janne Birck
Make-up: Anette Keiser und Niciy Axt
Editing: Wolfgang Weigl
Music: Philipp F. Kölmel
Original Sound: Magnus Pflüger
Mixing: Olaf Mehl
Casting: Daniela Tolkien

16 year old Gwendolyn Shepherd is just a normal teenager. Except for the one minor detail that her family keeps secret: A mysterious ‘time-travel gene’ is being passed on for centuries and carriers of the gene can – and have to -  travel into the past. Suddenly the carpet is being pulled from under Gwen and she is being flung into a different century. Her life so far, mainly consisting of girlfriends, school and cinema, is being turned upside-down.

An ancient, obscure secret lodge enters Gwen’s life. The ‘Guardians of the Earl of Saint Germain’, as the powerful members call themselves, are in possession of the so-called chronograph. It will help to control Gwen’s jumps in time.
Gwen becomes totally confused when she meets good-looking Gideon de Villiers who suffers from the same phenomenon. No one in the lodge seems to have any trust in her. Luckily there is her best friend Leslie who supports her in both word and deed.
Against their will Gideon and Gwen become travel companions on their journeys through time in the service of the lodge. Gideon behaves arrogantly towards Gwen who is annoyed by his loftiness and irritated that her heart beats faster when she looks at him.
The powerful lodge’s goals remain top secret and Gwen’s inquiries continuously stay unanswered. A visit to the 18th century and the founder of the lodge, the legendary Earl of Saint Germain, is supposed to bring Gwen up to speed. But the Earl possesses sinister powers and warns Gwen not to revolt against him. Gwen fells confirmed in her suspicion against the wheelings and dealings of the lodge. Something isn’t right. What are they planning to do with her? There is only one chance to find out: She has to find the prophecies that are being guarded as top secret holy relicts by the lodge. She embarks on an adventurous hunt through time together with Gideon. She discovers that she is the last piece of a puzzle that the Earl needs to reach his goal.

The best selling teen novel ‘Ruby Red’ by Kersin Gier is the first part of a trilogy that has sold millions of copies.

The film adaptation was supported by the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria and the state funded film sponsor agency FFA. It was released in German cinemas in March 2013.

CINEMA RELEASE: March 14, 2013