Susanne Ullerich

After her education as a photographer in Nuremburg (South of Germany) Susanne worked as a press photographer for various newspapers. Later she worked as Camera Assistant for TV and also as a reporter and moderator for TV channels.

In 2000, she began her studies in Art and Media and the University of the Arts, Berlin. Her final project was the documentary film The Artists in which nine artists, four musicians, two journalists, a photographer and actor and a designer were interviewed to discuss the difference between art and work. The film strives to dissect the term "work". What is work? How will people work in the future and how do artists and creative freelancers separate the two? One of the main goals was to find out how someone can be satisfied in life and what is necessary to achieve this. 

She has been working since 2008 on a long term documentary project – working title: Doublelife, to be released spring 2015.

Currently she works as a director, freelance photographer and teaches media studies in Berlin.

[bio courtesy of the filmmaker] 


Recent Reviews


What this film does so well is to convey what larger political experiences mean to ordinary: film can capture this and convey, probably better than any other medium what big...

The Artists

I found myself constantly getting up to do something else while watching this documentary. It did not hold my attention as I thought it would. I think the reason is...


Well done.


This charming German television documentary took me back to my visit to the rest stop "delicatessan" on the border of Burgenland, Austria and Hungary just outside(?) Sopron before the Iron...


Very well done. It captures the unique experience of the workers, their unusual status "in between" the two German states, and it provides just enough context to make clear to...