Stephan Brüggenthies was born in 1968 in Münster. After studying Musicology at the University of Münster he worked as a journalist for various newspapers and for television. Subsequently he studied Film at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy. Also active as a writer, his films as a director include: THE STRANGE WORLD OF WOLFGANG AND MELANIE (short, 1998), ARE YOU LUIGI? (short, 1999), POOL OF LOVE (short, 2002), and OUR YELLOW MUSIC STORE (doc, 2011).