Vera Portz’s journey as a filmmaker began when she saw the film “Awakenings“ at the age of 18 years. The experience to create something so deeply touching made her believe in the medium film.
After having studied marketing and communication and miscellaneous stays abroad Vera started her professional career at BBDO, Germany, where she acted as tv producer for 5 years. In 1998 Vera joined the commercial film production Tempomedia where she currently acts as managing director and executive producer as well as partner heading the three offices in Hamburg, Berlin and Frankfurt.
Vera has received numerous awards and accolades for her work including several Clio, New York Festival, LIA, Eurobest, EPICA, ADC Awards and several sought-after Cannes Lions. Her first Cannes Lion was a “remake” of “The Graduate” with Dustin Hoffmann where he was now starring as the grown up dad saving his daughter. Her latest one was received for Edeka “Heimkommen”, the most shared Christmas advert worldwide.
Vera is known for her producing excellence, but also for her passion and finding the right talent
and combining the right people. She has developed tempomedia into one of the most successful and creative commercial film productions in Germany. Vera lives in Hamburg, Germany, together with her husband and their 3 boys and the hungarian viszla “Humphrey”.