Günter Atteln

Born in the city of Speyer (South Germany) in 1971, Günter found his way into films via music. He started early playing in various orchestras and bands. After leaving school he first did an apprenticeship at BASF SE before joining the team running a renowned Mannheim recording studio. Alongside his studies of musicology, psychology and economics in Oldenburg and Berlin, he started making a number of short films, writing the music for some of them himself. After an internship with EuroArts Music in Berlin, he was working as floor manager, chauffeured Sir Peter Ustinov through Leipzig and only six months later directed his first full-length documentary Sexo Puro – The Spanish Composer Maria de Alvear“ (WDR, SWR, ARTE).

Since then, Günter has directed and authored a large number of documentaries, some of which have been awarded a variety of prizes, including Soulscapes – The Choreographer Uwe Scholz“ (Fipa d’Argent, etc.). As a producer he has also been responsible for many outstanding concert productions and opera recordings worldwide.