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Bella Halben

Bella halben

mail@bellahalben.de | info@rtagency.com

+49 171 7542132 | +49 30 440 17 341 (Agency)

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Bella Halben qualifyies as a commercial photographer in Hamburg from 1977 to 1979. Followed by an employment as camera assistant from 1980 to 1982 for news coverage and documentaries. From 1983 to 1989 she works as a freelance camera assistant for commercials, documentaries and feature film. Between 1989 and 1994 she operates for several DPs, mainly in commercial films. Since 1994 Bella Halben works as freelance DP for feature film, commercials and documentaries.

Languages

German | English (fluently)

Selected Credits

Aenne Burda | TV Feature | D: Franziska Meletzky | P: Polyphon | Germany, France, Italy | 2017

Betrayer | TV Feature | D: Franziska Meletzky | P: Hofmann & Voges | Germany | 2016 

The diary of Anne Frank | Feature Film  | D: Hans Steinbichler | P: Zeitsprung | Germany, Netherlands | 2015 

Golden Kingdom | Feature Film | D: Brian Perkins | P: Bank and Shoal | Myanmar | 2013

Exit Marrakech | Feature Film | D: Caroline Link | P: Desert Flower | Morocco | 2012

A year ago in winter | Feature Film | D: Caroline Link | P: Bavaria | Germany | 2007

Hierankl | Feature Film | D: Hans Steinbichler | P: Avista Film | Germany | 2003     

   

 

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Susanna Salonen

Susanna Salonen

susannakamera@gmx.de

+49 172 6913108

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Susanna Salonen was born in Finnland in 1966 and she was raised mostly in Germany. After working in lighting and camera departments for several years, she has been working as documentary camerawoman since 1996. Several films were shown on  reknown film festivals, e.g. the Berlin film festival. Besides camerawork, she also directs. Her fictional debut as a director, Patong Girl, won the prestigious „Grimme“ Award in Germany.

Languages

Finnish (fluent) | English (fluent) | French (basic) | some Swedish | some Japanese

Special Skills

Scuba diving (PADI Instructor) | Drone

Selected Credits

Arctic Drift | feature documentary | D: Philipp Griess, Ashley Morris | P: Ufa show & factual & Freemantle | Germany, UK | 2021

Die große Reise, Seyran Ates…  | feature documentary | D: Güner Balci | P: Tellux / ZDF | Germany |2017

North Korea between… | feature documentary | D: Carmen Butta | P: Hanfgarn & Ufer | Germany | 2013

The Ayrans | feature documentary | D: Mo Asumang | P: Hanfgarn & Ufer | Germany | 2012

Beziehungsweisen | feature documentary | D: Calle Overweg | P: 3sat | Germany | 2010

Man For A Day | feature documentary | D: Katarina Peters | P: Katarina Peters | Germany | 2010

Red & Blues | feature documentary | D: S.Salonen | P: Hanfgarn & Ufer | Germany | 2006

 

 

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Susanne Schüle

Susanne Schüle

susanne@susanneschuele.de

+49 177 402 52 82

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Susanne Schüle studied at the Babelsberg Academy of Film and Television "Konrad Wolf". As a freelance camerawoman, Schüle has been responsible for numerous documentaries for theatrical release and has been recognised for her visual work at a large number of  international festivals. For "Absolut Warhola" she received the award „Best Camera Work“ at the International Documentary Film Festival in Leipzig and the Adolf Grimme award for "pictures that are as enigmatic as they are realistic, so grotesque as loving, but also pitiless. Her camera work is characterized by an unobtrusive emotional language, which supports the intention of the film."

Languages

German | English | French (basic)

Special Skills

film analog 16 mm | 35 mm

Selected Credits

Mucche sul tetto | feature documentary | D: Aldo Gugolz | P: Revolumenfilm, Co-Prod. rough cat | Switzerland | 2018-2019

Himmelverbot | feature documentary | D: Andrei Schwartz | P: TAG|TRAUM Filmproduktion | Germany | 2014

Heino Jäger – look before you kuck | feature documentary | D: Gerd Kroske | P: Realistfilm | Germany | 2011

Die Akkordeonspielerin | TV documentary | D: Biljana Garvanlieva | P: Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion | Germany | 2007

Der Boxprinz | feature documentary | D: Gerd Kroske | P: Realistfilm | Germany | 2000

Absolut Warhola | feature documentary  | D: Stanislaw Mucha | P: Strandfilm | Germany | 2000

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Merle Sarah Jothe

Merle Sarah Jothe

merle@merlejothe.de

+49 170 3425002

Merle Jothe offers the protagonists a platform to show and unfold, both her sensitive, restrained camera and her binding personality play an important role. It allows people the greatest possible freedom in their work and invites them to open themselves. Working mainly with available light as well as with set light are her passion. Her favorite work area is documentary, as well as social spots/advertising and music videos. Shooting  experience in Europe, North and Central America, Africa, Asia. Since 2003 freelance camera woman. Studied at the German film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). Since 2012 graduated cinematographer.

Languages

German | English 

 

Selected Credits

The roar of a lion cub | Documentary| 2nd Unit | D: Martina Radwan | P: Martina Radwan | Mongolia | 2017

Aether | Documentary | D: Ruken Tekes | P: Sarya Film Collective | Turkey | 2017

24h Bayern | Documentary | D: Arpad Bondy | P: Zero One Film GmbH | Germany | 2016

Schloss Einstein | Chapter 781-784 | TV Series| D: Nils Dettmann | P: Saxonia Media | Germany | 2013

Akio | Short film | D: Joanna Ashton- Jones | P: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin | 2013

Berg Fidel - a school for everybody | Documentary |  D: Hella Wenders | P: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin | 2011

Snow | Social spot | D: Hakan Savas Mican | P: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin | Germany | 2008

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Birgit Bebe Dierken

Birgit Bebe Dierken BVK

bebedierken@googlemail.com | info@trinitymovie.de (agency GER)| rob@intrinsic-london.com (agency GB) | info@intrinsic-la.com (agency US)

+49 172 520 16 68 | +49 30 4430 8750 (agency GER) | 020 7470 8712 (GB) | 323 337 9075 (US)

 

 

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Studied photography and started my film career as a trainee in the camera rental. Did 15 years of focus pulling, 3 years as an operator and started 2,5 years ago with DoPing.

Languages

German | English 

Special Skills

Can operate on wheels | Technocrane | Insert Cars, etc.

Selected Credits

Origin | Series (Episodes 3+4) | D: Mark Brozel | P: Leftbank Pictures, Youtube Original | UK | 2018

Victoria | Series (Episode 3) | D: Geoff Sax | P: Mammoth Pictures, Netflix | UK | 2018

Troy - Fall of City | Series (Episodes 3–8) | 2nd Unit | D: John Strickland | P: Mark Brozel, Netflix | UK, South Africa | 2017

The glory is gone | Series (Saison 1-5) | D: Kai Wiesinger | P:  Amazon Prime, Phantomfilm | Germany | 2015-2018

Sachsophonie | Feature | D: Konstantin Achmed Bürger | P: KAB Entertainment | Germany | 2017

Humans 2 | Series (Episodes 9+10) | 2nd Unit  |D: Mark Brozel | P: Channel 4 | UK | 2016

Berlin Falling | Feature | 2nd Unit | D: Ken Duken | P: Grand Hotel Pictures | Germany | 2015

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Julia Daschner

Julia Daschner BVK

mail@juliadaschner.de

+49 30 285 16 80 (Agentur Players)

 

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Julia Daschner works since 2008 as freelance DoP, since 2013 also as a teacher of cinematography. After finishing her studies with the feature documentary AUF DER WALZ (Take to the road), her first long feature film, LOSE YOUR HEAD, was premiered at Berlinale’s Panorama. For the cinematography on her next feature, SOMMERHÄUSER (The garden), she was nominated for Deutscher Kamerapreis 2018 (section feature fiction). The childrens feature MATTI AND SAMI AND THE BIGGEST MISTAKES IN UNIVERSE was honoured at national and international film festivals and was released in cinema in 2018. Shootings apart from EU: Cuba, North- & Southkorea, La Réunion

Languages

English | French | Spanish

Special Skills

35mm | underwater cinematography | Gimbal

Selected Credits

Matti and Sami and the biggest mistakes in universe| children’s feature | D: Stefan Westerwelle | P: Lieblingsfilm | Germany, Finland | 2018

Sommerhäuser | feature | D: Sonja Maria Kröner | P: Walker+Worm Film | Germany | 2017

Meine Brüder und Schwestern im Norden | documentary | D: Sung-Hyung Cho | P: Kundschafter Film | Germany | 2016

Zwei Stimmen aus Korea | TV documentary | D: Sung-Hyung Cho | P: Kundschafter Film | Germany | 2015

Lose your Head | feature | D: Stefan Westerwelle | P: Mutterfilm GmbH | Germany | 2013

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Leah Striker

Leah Striker

contact@players.de

+49 30 2851680 (Agency Players) 

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US-born cinematographer Leah Striker had a background in mathematics and photography before she attended the MfA program of the renown American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles. Since graduating in 2005, she has shot a wide range of feature films for cinema and also television in Europe and other parts of the world. Her works have screened at international festivals, among them at the Venice Biennale (Wolfskinder, Krieg) and the Berlin Film festival (Shepherds and Butchers), as well as Munich, Chicago and many more. Leah is based in Berlin, Germany.

Languages

English | German | French | Spanish | Italian

Selected Credits

Endzeit | feature | D: Carolina Hellsgård | P: Grownup Films | Germany | 2017

Krieg | feature | D: Rick Ostermann | P: Schiwago Film | Germany, Austria | 2017

Shepherds and Butchers | feature | D: Oliver Schmitz | P: Westendfilms | South Africa | 2015

Usedom: Schandfleck | tv-movie | D: Oliver Schmitz | P: Razorfilm | Germany | 2015

Sommer zu dritt | tv-movie | D: Nana Neul| P: Bavaria Film | Germany | 2015

Stiller Sommer | feature | D: Nana Neul | P: Two Pilots | Germany | 2012

Wolfskinder | feature | D: Rick Ostermann | P: Goldenes Lamm | Germany, Lithuania | 2012

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Julia Weingarten

Julia Weingarten

mail@juliaweingarten.com

+49 163 876 63 26

Website          VIMEO          CREW UNITED

Julia Weingarten lives in Berlin and realises film projects all over the world. Since having finished her studies of cinematography at the University of Film “Konrad Wolf” in 2010, Julia Weingarten is fascinated by the challenges inherent in different fields like documentaries, commercials, music videos, corporate and feature films.

In her work as a DOP she is fascinated by the opportunity to dive into different worlds, to work with people and topics of different origins and create the images that tell these stories.

Languages

German (native language) | English (good)

Special Skills

Analog Film | Color Grading | Gimbal (basics)

Selected Credits

Defender of the faith | feature documentary | D: Christoph Röhl | P: Flare Film | Germany | 2019

PAMÇKA | short film | D: Elda Sorra | P: Sorras Erbe | Germany  | 2017

Arbeit macht das Leben süß, Faulheit stärkt die Glieder | documentary | D&P: Claudia Funk | Rumania, Germany | 2015

Mont Blanc – Sfumato | corporate film | D: Christoph Hartmann | P: 908video GmbH | Italy, Germany | 2015

New Found Land – Mirror | music video | D: Stephan & Christoph Hartmann | P: 908video GmbH | Germany | 2013

Jetzt aber Ballett | short film | D: Isabell Šuba | P: HFF & RBB | Germany | 2011

UXO – unexploded ordnance | documentary | D: Julia Weingarten | P: HFF | Vietnam, Germany | 2010       

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Julia Lohmann

Julia Lohmann

post@julies-oceans.com

+49 163 7836625

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Julia Lohmann is working as a cinematographer based in Hamburg. She received her diploma at the Hamburg Media School in 2008. 2009 she participated at the Berlinale Talent Campus. In 2010 she was shooting her first feature film called THE OLD WORLD IS TURNED OFF. A couple of music videos, short films and social spots are following. In 2015 THE CROWN OF ARKUS has its release - a historic - fantasy feature film for kids. Some feature documentaries are following as MEKKA 1979 (additional) and HALF OF MY LIFE (in progress). Besides her work as a DOP, Julia is also working as a B-Camerawoman and as a Camera Operator. Abroad she was working in the USA, FRA, GBR, JOR, NOR, ISL and KOR.

Languages

German | English

 

Special Skills

35mm | 16mm

Selected Credits

Half a Life (WT) | Feature Documentary | D: Katharina Uhland | P: Corso Movie- and TV production, Katharina Uhland and Claritta Kratochwil | Germany | 2017 - 2020

The Crown of Arkus | Feature Film | D: Franziska Pohlmann | P: Pohlmann Creatives | Germany | 2015

Sleep | Feature Film | B Camera | DOP: Marius von Felbert | D: Michael Venus | P: Junafilm | Germany | 2020

Anhedonia | Feature Film | D: Patrick Siegfried Zimmer | P: Interzone Pictures | Germany | 2015 (in cooperation with Marius von Felbert)

The Siege of Mecca | Feature Documentary | B Camera | DOP: Henrik Sauer | D: Dirk van den Berg | P: OutreMer Film, K2 Productions | Germany, France | 2016 - 2018

The wind that eats people | Short Film | D: Marf Mabo | P: Marf Mabo Productions | Germany | 2019

Attention! The Shorts are Comin | Movie Spot | D: Timm Christian Schindel | P: Granarte Film | Germany | 2016

 

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Jutta Pohlmann

Jutta Pohlmann BVK

juttapohlmann@icloud.com

+49 151 25365841

Website        Agency feature        Agency commercial

From 1991 to 1996 Jutta Pohlmann studied Cinematography and Directing at the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest, Hungary. Since 1995 she has worked as a freelance Director of Photography on feature films, commercials, music videos, art films and image/documentary films. Her work has received several awards. Jutta Pohlmann has teached as a guest lecturer and since 2020 she is a professor for feature film cinematography at the International Filmschool (IFS) in Cologne. She lives in Berlin.

Languages

English (fluent) | Hungarian | Italian | French (basic)

Special Skills

VFX | Blue / Greenscreen | Analog film 35mm + 16mm | black and white | Digi Lab

Selected Credits

Petting statt Pershing | Feature film | D: Petra Lüschow | P: Kordes & Kordes | Germany | 2018

Der grosse Rudolph | TV-movie | D: Alexander Adolph | P: Producers at Work | Germany | 2018

Höhenstrasse | TV-movie | D: David Schalko | P: Superfilm | Austria | 2016

Taxi nach Leipzig - Tatort | TV-movie | D: Alexander Adolph | P: Cinecentrum | Germany | 2015

Einmal Hans mit scharfer Sosse | Feature film | D: Buket Alakus | P: Wüste Film | Germany | 2012

Der letzte Angestellte | Feature film | D: Alexander Adolph | P: H & V | Germany | 2012

Was nützt die Liebe in Gedanken | Feature film | D: Achim von Borries | P: X-Filme | Germany | 2002

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