Uwe Boll

Uwe Boll

German director, producer, screenwriter, editor, cameraman.
Date of Birth: 22.06.1965
Country: Germany

  1. Biography of Uwe Boll
  2. Early Life and Education
  3. Early Career and Film Production Company
  4. Independent Filmmaking
  5. Criticism and Continued Filmmaking

Biography of Uwe Boll

Uwe Boll, a German director, producer, screenwriter, editor, and cinematographer, is known for his multiple Golden Raspberry Awards, which are given for the worst achievements in cinema. He has often been referred to as "the worst director of all time."

Uwe Boll

Early Life and Education

Uwe Boll was born on June 22, 1965, in Wermelskirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. During his school years, he developed a passion for cinema and purchased a used "Super 8" camera, which he used to make small sketches. After finishing school, he studied cinematography at courses in Munich and Vienna. At the same time, he was a student in the literature department at the University of Cologne and Siegen, which he graduated from in 1995.

Early Career and Film Production Company

In 1992, Uwe Boll established his own small studio called "Boll Filmproduction and Distribution GmbH," where he pursued his passion for filmmaking as a hobby. Professionally, he worked for "Taunus Film-Produktions GmbH" from 1995 to 2000. In 1991, he directed his first film, "German Fried Movie," where he also served as a screenwriter, cinematographer, and even an actor.

Independent Filmmaking

After parting ways with "Taunus Film-Produktions GmbH" in 2000, Boll decided to produce his own films, taking on the role of a producer as well. After several mediocre attempts, he released the sequel to the popular video game "Blackwoods (House of the Dead)" in 2002. It seems that at this point, Uwe Boll decided to dedicate himself to shooting sequels to video games. Subsequently, he created well-known projects such as "House of the Dead" (2003), "Alone in the Dark" (2005), "BloodRayne" (2005), "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale" (2007), "Seed" (2007), "Postal" (2007), "BloodRayne 2: Deliverance" (2005), "Tunnel Rats" (2008), and "Far Cry" (2008). Unfortunately, all these films not only failed to interest a wide audience but also turned out to be commercial failures.

Criticism and Continued Filmmaking

Clever film critics organized the campaign "Stop Dr. Uwe Boll," urging him to stop making movies. They coined the term "bollshit" for his films, a play on the American slang term "bullshit." However, Boll remained undeterred. Despite being denied the rights to film "World of Warcraft" by Blizzard, he started shooting "BloodRayne 3" in 2009.