Uli M Schueppel (born May 7, 1958 in Erbach, Germany as Ulf Schüppel) is a German director und documentary filmmaker. The M in the middle of the name is no abbreviation of a name, but a reference to the Elvis Presley-Song “Trouble”: My middle name is misery. It is written without dot.
Life and work
Early childhood and youth
Schueppel is the son of the visual artist and author Hem Schueppel and the educationalist Christine Schueppel, (born as Christine Irmer) and has a younger sister, Heike. The father was an oppositional political activivist in East Germany and sent to the Soviet gulag of Vorkuta. Diplomatic reasons delivered him and he was able to move 1955 to West Germany. In 1956 his wife left the East Germany with the two children, and the family moved to Güttersbach. The father was offered a professortship at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences for aestethics and communication, so the family moved to Friedrichsdorf.
Schueppel attended Humboldt… read more