Frank Bürgin Film und Fernsehen

Frank Bürgin

film and television

Studied Economics at the Ruhr University Bochum. After beginning his career in print media he switched to the moving images segment. Today he can look back on over 30 years’ experience in film and television – from productions for public broadcaster ARD to social media videos. During this time he has been responsible for authoring, directing and/or producing some 3 000 TV contributions, documentaries, corporate films and portraits. In 2017 he was awarded the “Lorry”, the journalists’ prize of the Ruhr region.

Professional background

2000 – 2020

Managing partner of Zeitlupe GmbH

1997 – 2000

Producer & author, (incl. “Mittwochs mit…” and “Müller Live”)

1990 – 1997

Freelancer for public broadcaster WDR at Düsseldorf and Cologne TV studios

1989 – 1991

Research assistant for the Chair of “Economic Policy”, Ruhr University Bochum

1983 – 1988

Studied Economics at the Ruhr University Bochum, gaining a qualification as a “Diplom-Ökonom”

1986 – 1990

Freelancer for public broadcaster WDR at the Dortmund studio

1982 – 1986

Freelancer for the “WAZ Marl” newspaper, local sports


Lecturer at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, Journalism/PR faculty, Corporate Video seminar

Work (selected)

TV portraits
  • Götz George, ARD, 45 mins
  • Rudi Assauer, WDR, 45 mins
  • Friedrich Nowottny, WDR, 45 mins
  • Peter Scholl-Latour, WDR, 45 mins
  • Das Drama von Lengede, ARD, 45 mins
  • 100 Jahre Schalke 04, DVD, 120 mins
  • WDR Heimatabende (8 x 45 mins)
Corporate videos
  • Entwicklung Bugatti Veyron, 2008
  • Steag-Kraftwerk Mindanao, 2009
  • Welterbe Ruhrgebiet, 2014