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Headmaster of the section 'Panorama' at the International Film Fest Berlin
Held a course in Theatre Studies at a Berlin university.
Originally began preparing "Westler" in order to arrange a public outing of his East German boyfriend, believing that the authorities would expatriate his lover to Western Germany. The boyfriend was allowed to leave the German Democratic Republic before filming started; the project was already underway and was then filmed with a new actor for the "Easterner" charakter.
In 1989, Speck wrote and directed six short films for the German AIDS foundation. They are titled "Mach Freunde mit Gummi" (parts I and II), "Mehr als nur einen", "Übung macht den Meister - Discover Your Rubber", "Gay TV" and "Porno 90". The running times are between 3 and 23 minutes. In "Gay TV", some gay icons appear, including writers Detlev Meyer and Max Goldt, Eschi Rehm and Speck himself.
Member of the jury at the Sarajevo Film Festival in 2009.

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