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Michael Tebinka, director of photography, Stockholm
  • Director of photography
Born 1980 in Poland (44 Years)


Toppsockergränd 680302  GävleSweden
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    About Michael Tebinka

    Michael Tebinka is a Director of Photography based in Sweden. His work is a blend of artistic creativity and technical expertise in the realm of moving images. Michael’s portfolio is diverse and expansive, ranging from narrative films and commercials to engaging documentaries and art house projects.

    Michael’s journey into the world of images began in the domain of stills for both print and online media. It was during this early phase of his career that he discovered a deep-seated passion for narrating captivating stories through the medium of photography. His quest for honing his craft took him to the hubs of Singapore and London, where he studied video art and 3d stereoscopic film respectively. This rich learning experience allowed him to develop a unique visual language that harmoniously merges light and shadow. Today, his signature style is much revered and appreciated by his audience.

    Michael’s work is distinguished by a unique aesthetic sensitivity that is coupled with an impressive technical proficiency. He has a unique poetic vernacular that sets his work apart. His dedication to both the artistic and technical facets of film has significantly contributed to his extensive experience in production. This diverse experience has honed his adaptability skills, making him highly responsive and capable of effectively handling the ever-changing conditions and challenges that are part of a film set.

    Beyond his professional abilities, Michael is multilingual, speaking Swedish, English, Spanish, and Polish. This enhances his adaptability in international projects and his ability to communicate effectively both on and off-set.

    Known for

    Movies as director of photography

    2022The Dream MachineShort FilmJosef Hermansson EmbringHermansson Embring & Philip Sterner Production [se]
    2018Tomorrow IslandShort FilmGwenn JoyauxGwenn Joyaux Production [ee]

    Film awards

    2021Tomorrow IslandKinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival [uk]Best CinematographyWinner
    2020Tomorrow IslandCinEuphoria [pt]Best CinematographyNominated
    2019Tomorrow IslandQueen Palm International Film Festival [us]Silver AwardWinner


    2020Winner "Blackout”, ARRI Unspoken Nordic Challenge 2020, Sweden


    2023/8 to 2023/9University of Salford, United Kingdom (16/35mm film loading course)
    2021/1The Swedish Transport Agency (Remote Pilot Certificate A1/A2/A3)
    2019/9ARRI (Lighting Technology Certified Training)
    2019/8ARRI (Certified Online Training for Large-Format Camera System)
    2019/8ARRI (Certified Online Training for Camera Systems)

    Basic data

    Experience abroadCentral Europe: Estonia
    Southern Europe: Spain
    Southeast Asia: Singapore
    Southeastern Europe: Greece
    Western Europe: United Kingdom
    Special skillsStereoscopic and 360 film production.
    Own equipmentARRI Alexa 35 production kit. RED Scarlet-W. Angeniux Optimo Style zooms. Schneider Kreuznach Xenon FF Prime set. Lighting and grip kit.
    Education2013 – Ravensbourne University London, United Kingdom – Master of Science – 3D Stereoscopic Media
    2009 – Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore – Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – Video Art
    Immediate working areaStockholm
    1st residence (federal state or country)Sweden
    Accommodation possibilitiesAthens