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Joe Berger

Cinematographer

Creating a sense of reality through the perfect illusion. Conveying the true feel, scent and sound of a scene. Allowing the characters to breathe and take up space. Opening the audience’s eyes to new ideas or making them close their eyes to indulge with all their other senses. Drawing the viewer into the story through big pictures and subtle nuances. Always finding the right tonality…that’s what cinematographer Joe Berger is passionate about.

In addition to many years of experience on set, Joe studied production at the Vienna Film Academy and got his master’s degree in cinematography at the Hamburg Media School. Joe loves to challenge himself.  From feature films to documentaries, he knows how to speak to his audience through innovation and creativity. His aim is to create an immediate pathway between the story and its audience.

Joe appreciates team work and production efficiency, which have proven to be essential during his work in various departments of the film industry.

His work has screened at numerous international festivals and has won awards including the Max Ophüls Prize and the German Camera Award.

Joe works worldwide and is at home in Berlin and Vienna.

© photo: Claudia Engl

CIGARBOX BLUES | DoP: Joe Berger
CIGARBOX BLUES | DoP: Joe Berger
CIGARBOX BLUES | DoP: Joe Berger
ILSE | DoP: Joe Berger
ILSE | DoP: Joe Berger
ILSE | DoP: Joe Berger

Filmographie

2021

THIS IS SHE
documentary | series pilot |USA
(in post-production)

WHITE CHRISTMAS
feature film | Austria
(in post-production)

6MINUS 1
series, UAE/SA

2020

RENTNERCOPS
TV-series | ARD | Bavaria Fiction | GER

GAG ATTACK XXL
TV-Show | Disney Channel | Mingamedia

AB AUF DIE COUCH
series pilot | Zum Goldenen Lamm

ILSE
Short film | GER
(in post-production)

2019

THE BUBBLE
Feature Documentary | Catpics AG | CH/A/GER/USA

MEIBERGER – IM KOPF DES TÄTERS
TV series | Servus TV | Mona Film Produktion (2nd camera, 2nd unit)

2018

HEIMATLEUCHTEN – UNSER BIER
TV documentary | Servus TV | FeigeTV | A|GER

HEIMATLEUCHTEN – LEBEN AUF DER ALM
TV documentary | Servus TV | FeigeTV | A|GER

GIGANT AM GLETSCHER
TV documentary | Servus TV | FeigeTV | A/GER

RASHA
Short film | Beleza Film | GER

2016

CIGARBOX BLUES
Short film | GER

WHERE WERE YOU
Short film | Hamburg Media School

Education

Studium – Fachbereich Kamera
Hamburg Media School 

Studium – Klasse Produktion, Modul Kamera
Filmakademie Wien

Awards

THE BUBBLE
Int. competition Vision du Reel, Diagonale, Dok Fest Thessaloniki 2021

CIGARBOX BLUES
German Camera Award, Max-Ophüls-Audience award

WHERE WERE YOU
Gryphon Award 2nd price

 

THE BUBBLE | TRAILER
CIGARBOX BLUES | Kurzfilm