• gaffer (102)
  • balloon light operator (48)

Contact

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Mobile+49 172 6764145
Phone+49 89 15984306
Fax+49 89 15984305

About Christian Saalfeld

about 900 commercials since 1988

Projects as gaffer

YearTitleGenredirector of photographyProducerComment
2019Vogue - BulgariCommercialCondénast VerlagDoP Lorenz Weißfuß
2019BMW - The future of driving is nothing to be afraid of.CommercialJan David Olivier GüntherZauberberg Productions GmbHDoP: Jan David Günther
2018Audi Sport Drivers ClubImage FilmFrederick GomollKieferNümann GmbH (formerly ZIGGY mediahouse)DoP: Frederick Gomoll
2018Bucherer - Blue HourCommercialCondénast VerlagDoP : Marco Lowes
2018ResistanceFeature FilmMiguel Ioan Littin-MenzEpicentral Studios [us]Deutschland Teil
2018Samsung - Superdeals. Oli KahnCommercialManuel MackE+P Films GmbH [de]DoP Manuel Mack
2018Tatort - Wir kriegen Euch alleTV-Movie (Series), BR [de]Michael SchreitelTellux Film GmbH
2017Golden Race - Gmunden BasketballCommercialMichael PraunWerbefilm Schweiz AG [ch]DoP Michael Praun
2017Gaggenau Küchen - Cooling. Make A StatementImage FilmShaun AthertonMaker Project [uk]DoP Shaun Atherton
2017Edelweiß Air - Ferien im AnflugCommercialAlex LamarqueCobblestone Filmproduktion GmbHDoP Alexandre Lamarque
2017autoscout24 - 360°-ErlebnisCommercialMathias PilmesDrei Wünsche Filmproduktion GmbH [de]DoP Mathias Pilmes
2017point S Deutschland GmbH - From O to OCommercialMaximilian HoeverAdd Pictures Produktionsservice GmbHDoP Maximilian Hoever
2017Datev - Ein Tim für alle Fälle (2 Filme)CommercialMaximilian HoeverNeverest GmbH & Co. KG [de]DoP Maximilian Hoever
2016Miele - Blizzard (Messefilm)CommercialEdwin KriegFish Blowing Bubbles GmbH [de]
2016Microsoft Windows 10 - Idee, Style, Abenteuer, HelloCommercialEugen GritschnederGrabow & Bartetzko GmbH
2016DHL / FC Bayern - Mia san mia. WorldwideCommercialJo MolitorisE+P Films GmbH [de]DoP Jo Molitoris
2016Rapelli - Das Gute im Leben teilenCommercialJonas Winter-ScholzE+P Films GmbH [de]DoP Jonas Winter - Scholz
2016posh global GmbH - Be Free, Be Clever, Be Easy, Be PoshCommercialMario KrauseE+P Films GmbH [de]DoP Mario Krause
2016Perwoll - Stand outCommercialNicolaj BrüelE+P Films GmbH [de]DoP Nicolaj Bruel
2015Mission: Impossible - Rogue NationFeature FilmRobert ElswitBad Robot [us]BMW Insert Shots Munich

Projects as balloon light operator

YearTitleGenredirector of photographyProducerComment
2018The Girl in the Spider's WebFeature FilmPedro LuqueThe Cantillon Company [us]Clouds/Tubes/ Balloon
2018Tatort - Die ewige WelleTV-Movie (Series), BR [de]Johann FeindtW&B Television GmbH & Co. KG
2018Rate your DateFeature FilmFelix Novo de OliveiraTAF The Amazing Film Company [de]
2018The OperativeFeature FilmKolja BrandtSpiro Films [il]
2018Mein Ende. Dein Anfang.Feature FilmJulian KrubasikTrimafilm [de]
2017BallonFeature FilmTorsten BreuerHerbx Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH [de]
2017Bella GermaniaTV Movie (multi-part), ZDF [de]Wolfgang AichholzerBavaria Fiction GmbH (formerly Bavaria Fernsehproduktion)
2017Berlin StationTV Series, Epix [us]Hagen BogdanskiParamount Television [us]Block 5
2017Fack ju Göhte 3Feature FilmMarkus NestroyConstantin Film [de]Balloonlight Coordinator
2017CounterpartTV Series, Starz [us]Martin RuheAnonymous Content [us]Ballonlight Coordinator
2017So viel ZeitFeature FilmThomy DirnhoferUFA FictionBalloonlight Operator
2016EuphoriaFeature FilmRob HardyB-Reel Films (BRF) [se/us/uk]Balloonlight Coordinator
2016Jim Button and Luke the Engine DriverFeature FilmTorsten BreuerRat Pack Filmproduktion GmbHClouds,Tubes,Ballone
2016Sense8TV Series, NetflixMultipleGeorgeville Films [us]Balloonlight Supervisor Wintershoot - Day 3
2016Bullyparade - Der FilmFeature FilmMultipleHerbx Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH [de]
2016Never Look AwayFeature FilmCaleb DeschanelWiedemann & Berg Film GmbH & Co. KG
2016Berlin StationTV Series, Epix [us]Hagen BogdanskiParamount Television [us]Balloonlight Supervisor
2016Godless YouthFeature FilmFrank LammDie Film GmbH
2016Babylon BerlinTV Series, ARD [de], Sky [de] (vormals Premiere)MultipleX Filme Creative Pool GmbH
2015Vier gegen die BankFeature FilmMultipleHellinger / Doll Filmproduktion GmbH

Film projects in other capacities

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2014Point BreakFeature FilmEricson CoreAlcon Entertainment [us]rigging gaffer Österrreich
2009DreiFeature FilmTom TykwerX Filme Creative Pool GmbHSpecial Constructions Balloonlight
2009Vincent will MeerFeature FilmRalf HuettnerOlga Film GmbHSpecial Constructions Balloonlight
2009Die WanderhureTV Movie, SAT.1 [de]Hansjörg ThurnTV60Filmproduktion GmbHSpecial Constructions Balloonlight
2009The Ghost WriterFeature FilmRoman PolanskiRP Productions, Roman Polanski [fr]Special Constructions Balloonlights
2009Jerry CottonFeature FilmMultipleRat Pack Filmproduktion GmbHSpecial Constructions Balloonlight
2009Die Bremer StadtmusikantenTV-Movie (Series), NDR [de], RB - Radio Bremen TV [de]Dirk RegelBremedia Produktion GmbHSpecial Constructions Balloonlight
2009Nobody Is LostTV Movie, BR [de]Dirk KummerClaussen+Putz Filmproduktion GmbH (formerly Claussen+Wöbke+Putz)Special Constructions Balloonlight
2009The Spear of DestinyTV Movie, RTLFlorian BaxmeyerDreamtool Entertainment GmbHSpecial Constructions Balloonlight
2009Der Schwarzwaldhof IV - ForellenquintettTV-Movie (Series), Degeto [de]Bettina WoernleEyeworks Germany GmbH | Fiction & Film (Warner Bros. ITVP Deutschland GmbH) [de]Special Constructions Balloonlight
2008Sherlock HolmesFeature FilmGuy RitchieLin Pictures [us]Special Constructions Balloonlights
2008Inglourious BasterdsFeature FilmQuentin TarantinoZehnte Babelsberg Film GmbHSpecial Constructions Balloonlights
2008Wickie und die starken MännerFeature FilmMichael Bully HerbigRat Pack Filmproduktion GmbHSpecial Constructions Balloonlights
2008HildeFeature FilmKai WesselEgoli Tossell Film [de]Special Constructions Balloonlights
2008VulkanTV Movie (multi-part), RTLUwe JansonteamWorx Television & Film GmbH [de]Special Constructions Balloonlights
2007Die GustloffTV Movie (multi-part), ZDF [de]Joseph VilsmaierUFA Fernsehproduktion GmbH [de]Special Constructions Balloonlights
2007The InternationalFeature FilmTom TykwerSiebte Babelsberg Film GmbH [de]Special Constructions Balloonlights
2007Mr. NobodyFeature FilmJaco van DormaelIntegral Film GmbH [de]Special Constructions Balloonlights
2007Die zweite FrauTV Movie, WDR [de]Hans SteinbichlerSperl + Schott Film GmbH [de]Special Constructions Balloonlights
2006Die wilden Hühner und die LiebeFeature FilmVivian NaefeBavaria Filmverleih- und Produktions GmbH [de]Special Constructions Balloonlights

Basic data

LanguagesEnglish (Fluent), French (Basic knowledge)
Experience abroadAustralia and Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Vanuatu
Middle East: United Arab Emirates
North Africa: Egypt, Morocco
North America: Mexico
Northern Europe: Denmark
Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia
South Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Southern Europe: Croatia, Italy, Spain
Southeast Asia: Sri Lanka, Thailand
Western Europe: Austria, France, Switzerland
Immediate working areaMunich
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Bavaria