Matthias Frickel, journalist and director, was born in 1968. Once he studied Political science and American studies in Berlin and Manchester before he surrendered himself to an even bigger passion filmmaking. For more than 15 years he traces in his films after literature, football and life itself. Therefore he toured as an author and video-journalist through more than 35 countries and met different people from Stanislaw Lem to Jogi Löw. For his documentaries about Polish and German expatriates and Bruno Schulz and as an editor of Kick off!, the only TV magazine about the Bundesliga and the fascination of football, he was awarded on a number of occasions. Together with his wife and their two daughters he lives in Berlin. Since May 2012 he is deputy head of the sports department of Deutsche Welle, the German international television channel.