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THE ROAD, TGKW in All-Time-Top20

„The Guardian“ (Sept. 20th, 18) published her selection of the 20 best music documentaries.
We are delighted to find „The Road, To God Knows Where“ by Uli M Schueppel inside this selection.

„No.13. The Road to God Knows Where (1990)
The recent Nick Cave documentaries (…) showcase a mature and reflective artist. For unsparing grit and grime, there’s Uli M Schueppel’s black-and-white film of the Bad Seeds’ 1989 US tour, heavy on the boredom and frustrations of life on the road.“


Jury – Motovun Film Festival

At the 21.Motovun Film Festival (Croatia) Uli M Schueppel will be part of the international jury.
His films “Planet Alex”(2001) and “BerlinSong” (2007) will be screened out of competition in the side-section “Berlin in Motovun” July 24. to 28.



DREAMCATCHER – new music-video

Uli M Schueppel created the new musicvideo “Dreamcatcher” for HACKEDEPICCIOTTO (Danielle De Picciotto & Alexander Hacke) from their album “Menetekel”.
The video is available to watch here
on vimeo:
dreamcatcher on Vimeo
on youtube:
dreamcatcher on youtube


THE BREATH goes in postproduction

We are very happy to announce that the shooting of the new film „THE BREATH (Der Atem)“ by Uli M Schueppel is completed in feb11 – after 32 night-shootings (in winter!)….
We want to deeply thank everybody who was involved&helped to get this idea on (16mm-) film!

THE BREATH will be the 3rd part of Uli M Schueppel’s „Chants-Trilogy“ – after „THE PLACE“ (97) and „THE DAY“(07). This film is a coproduction of ARTE (La Lucarne) and ‚Schueppel-Films’, founded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
Later this year more news about this project (maybe in autumn?).



As creativ-director Uli M Schueppel developed, in cooperation with Arri-Media (digital artist: Bastian Schreitling) the new trailer/opener for DFFB ( German Film- and Television Academy).
This opener will lead in all films produced by DFFB since May 1st 2018.



In its last week ‚documenta 14‘ will present under the titel „Final Cut“ a selection by curator Adam Szymczyk “of outstanding and highly estimated films, which has rarely been shown“.

THE ROAD, to God Knows Where“, a documentary with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (1990), by Uli M Schueppel will be screened at ‚documenta 14‘ (Sept. 13th), Filmladen Kassel.

Link: THE ROAD , to God…@ documenta14


ALL ‘schueppel-films’ on Vimeo

We are very excited(!) to let you know, that we’re in the process of bringing ALL feature-films, (music-)documentaries, film-essays, shorts, music-videos and whatever on a special Vimeo-channel to watch.
This process should be finished by march17.

Pls check it out, enjoy and share!
Link: schueppel-films on Vimeo


German Film Academy / Cinematheque – archive

In occasion of the 50th jubilee of the German Film- and TV Academy (DFFB) the Deutsche Kinemathek (German Cinematheque) has released an extensive online-archive with films, pictures and documents. In addition some texts by film-scientists focus on main topics (sorry, only in German-language available!)

Uli M Schueppel studied at the DFFB between 1984 to 1989. In an interesting article by Ralph Eue  „Works between Film, Video and Music 1978-88“ the development from Christoph Dreher, to Peter Braatz, to Uli M Schueppel in the academy-history can be followed, „in which the filmmakers- and musician-milieus mingle in a massiv and enthusiastic way“.


Uli M Schueppel will tutor again at the German Film Academy from May to August 2016.


Zwischentöne – Deutschlandfunk

On the history-charged November 9th in Germany Uli M Schueppel will be guest in a 90min show „Zwischentöne“ (Soundshades) and talk about his films, his life and Berlin and… „Deutschlandfunk“ (13:30-15:00, live stream & as well on podcast after).



Shlim-Line Show – DIE ZEIT-online

In the late 80’s in West-Berlin Uli M Schueppel has made a radio-show (with Johannes Beck), called „Shlim-Line Show“. In their last broadcasting in October 1989 they „opened the wall 14 days too early“… (acoustically!)

This story is picked up in an interesting article on DIE ZEIT-online by Carolin Ströbele und Maria Exner. With original sound-bits, pics, etc. (Sorry, but again, only in german!)