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Vineta - The Secret Project

Vineta - The Secret Project
Scene from "Vineta - The Secret Project" (photo © Marco Dresen)

Vineta - The Secret Project tells the story of Sebastian Faerber, a leading architect, workaholic and neglectful father with a heart condition, who is summoned to a secret project in a remote villa. There, 6 men meet for a workshop, led by the secretive Dr. Leonhard and his assistant Nina, to supposedly design the perfect futuristic city. But it is not long until Faerber starts to suspect that Dr. Leonhard is leaving him and the others in the dark as to his true intentions.


Franziska Stuenkel was born in 1973 in Goettingen. She took film classes at Hanover Polytechnic and did further training with Wojciech Marczewski and Mogens Rukov (”Script 2000” and ”Talents 2003” organized by the Nordmedia script & development lab). In 1998 Cita-Filmproduktion was founded which led to her short films participating in over 80 festivals in 21 countries and winning international festival awards. She has received numerous scholarships for up-and-coming young filmmakers, including the VGF Scholarship awarded by the Bavarian Film Center and the Film Promotion Scholarship awarded by the State of Lower Saxony. Her work includes Make a Wish (short,2001), Small World (short, 2002), and her feature debut Vineta - The Secret Project (2006).
Genre Thriller, Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Franziska Stuenkel
Screenplay Franziska Stuenkel
Cinematography Carsten Thiele
Sarah Clara Weber
Ingo Ludwig Frenzel
Bader El Hindi
Cast Peter Lohmeyer, Ulrich Matthes, Justus von Dohnányi, Matthias Brandt, Susanne Wolff
Producers Frank Kaminski, Ulrich Stiehm
Production Company Kaminski.Stiehm.Film/Berlin, in co-production with Jumping Horse Film/Hanover, Creado Film/Kreuzlingen, NDR/Hamburg
Length 93 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Munich 2006, Worldfest Houston 2007, Shanghai 2007, Kolkata 2007
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Nordmedia

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