Born 1968, Frank Wierke grew up in Unna/ Westfalen. He studied documentary filmmaking at the Technical College for Design in Dortmund and has worked as a freelance filmmaker focusing on literature and poetry since 2001. Awarded in 2003 at the Filmfestival “blicke aus dem ruhrgebiet” (“Da Zwischen sind wir”), Frank Wierke realizes his film projects as author, director, camerographer and producer all in one.
“Michael Hamburger. An English Poet from Germany” is, after “Man denkt, man kennt das Land” (2002–2003), his second co-operation with ZDF/3sat.