Ulrich Goetz

Ulrich Goetz

Author, Director, Screenwriter and Concept Artist

Berlin, Germany

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December 2022
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About Ulrich

Ulrich Goetz is a writer, director, and artist based in Berlin, Germany. With an academic background in philosophy and German studies—specializing in entertainment media such as radio plays, films, comics, and video games—he honed his filmmaking skills at filmArche Berlin e.V., Europe's largest self-organized film school. As a dedicated alumnus, he continues to contribute by serving on its council of elders.

Ulrich is a firm believer that all great films and TV series should entertain while offering something substantial. He aligns with Michael Eisner's credo that “to make money, it is often important to make history, to make art, or to make some significant statement.”

He is committed to revitalizing the proud tradition of German genre films, not by imitating the classics, but by honoring their essence.

In his scriptwriting, Ulrich employs techniques from John Truby, Dan Harmon, and Gustav Freytag, among others, while also developing his own tools. He is fascinated by the limitless possibilities of worldbuilding, intuitive creativity, immersion, the psychology of flow, and transmedia storytelling.





    WE ARE ONE Comedy A group of diverse people go to court to fight for the right to be treated as one person divided into different bodies. (Satire)


    SYMPOSION Romance Comedy Plato's classic brought to the present: The young Aristodemos meets the philosopher Socrates by chance and is taken to an after-show party hosted by the rock star Agathon. Guests and host alike are hungover, but nontheless try a contest to see who can give the best eulogy to love. In the process, they are all cought up by their past, their personal neuroses and their amorous problems. 


    OUR DUNGEON COMMUNITY Fantasy Comedy We follow the absurd everyday life of different groups of monsters and bandits who try to live a life of peaceful coexistence in an archetypal fantasy dungeon while they have to protect it against parties of heroes who constantly try to loot them. 


    THE FERRET AND THE PARROT Comedy While on their personal quest to overcome the antisocial flaws of their characters that hinder them to live a happy life, a ferret and a parrot discover the simple but mind blowing truth that it can be very nice to share a carrot. To be watched as an animated parable / fairy tale by children and a stoner / buddy comedy by adults.


    AMBASSADOR OF HELL Mystery Comedy As the result of a disciplinary transfer, the demon Malphas becomes the new ambassador of hell in heaven, where he has to deal with bureaucracy, political intrigues and the weird behavior of gods, angels and other celestial beings while he tries to find a way to get back to his home in the infernal realms (conceptualized as a “fish out of water” story).


    SMS TO THE PAST Sci-fi After rediscovering his old mobile phone, an average guy finds out he is now capable to send text messages back in time, which enables him to change past events, but the outcome in his present time is not always as he wished and often comes along with drastic consequences and collateral damages.


    VAMPIRE NOIR Horror Film-noir A vampire-detective investigates in the case of a serial killer who murders the fellow undead of the protagonist, while he puts himself in danger by getting emotionally bonded to a mortal femme fatale.


    WIZARDS VS BARBARIANS Fantasy Comedy In a fantasy world where scientists are wizards, a professor of anthropology at the magical university tries to save his faculty from getting defunded by initiating an experimental study on the behavior of barbarian warriors, which puts him and his students in danger of getting killed by their very test subjects, who consider them to be evil.



  • ZDFdokukanal-PREIS


  • filmArche e.V.

  • Technische Universität Berlin

  • Universität Hamburg

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