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Sarina Laudam, director of photography, Cologne
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About Sarina Laudam

Sarina Laudam completed her bachleor's degree as "Director of Photography" at the international film school in Cologne in 2021. In 2019 she also completed a semester abroad at the renowned film school FAMU in Prague. Since 2016 she also worked on filmsets as a camera assistant and DIT. Since 2021 she has been working as a freelance DoP/camera operator in fiction, advertising and documentary film projects. In 2022 she initiated the network Female Filmmakers Cologne and is committed to equality and diversity in the film industry. Since 2023, she has been a board member of Cinematographinnen. Furthermore, her screenplay, co-written with Jacqueline May, was granted €20,000 in early 2024 by the Film and Media Foundation NRW.

Known for

Movies as director of photography

2022Street One - CoralFashion FilmLukas Felix PohlCinewerk
additional photography
Documentary Series, SWR [de]Sonja PeteranderlLabo M GmbHadditional photography
2022Street One - GreenFashion FilmLukas Felix PohlCinewerk
2022Street One - CowgirlsFashion FilmLukas Felix PohlCinewerk
2022Croozer - CargoCommercialSascha Koeth3deluxe graphics [de]
2022Haus Kummerveldt
additional photography
SeriesMark LoreiGoldstoff Filmeadditional photography
2021Nur ein FreitagSeries PilotJacqueline MayJacqueline May Produktion [de]
2021AXA - Schadensservice 360°Industrial VideoStefan PlümerBonoer GmbH [de]
2020JackfruitMedium Length FilmThuy Trang Nguyenifs Internationale Filmschule Köln gGmbH
2019Die Einzigen (NOT COMPLETED)Short FilmMultiplePhilipp Schaeffer Produktion [de]
2018UltrasEducation/Training ProductionLukas Golletzifs Internationale Filmschule Köln gGmbH
2018Offene WundeEducation/Training ProductionBjörn Grzembaifs Internationale Filmschule Köln gGmbH

Movies in other capacities

2023Aldi - Silvie Meis SommerkollektionCommercialSandro JägerMcCann-Erickson [de]DIT digital imaging technician
2023L'Oréal - Die Revitalift Laser X3 TagespflegeCommercialLauro CressMcCann-Erickson [de]DIT digital imaging technician
2022The NeighborShort FilmAsbirg NaranjoAndersona Films, Asbirg Naranjo [de]colorist
2022FossilFeature FilmHenning BeckhoffHupe Film Fiktion [de]1st assistant camera
2021ALDI - Sylvie Meis Sommerkollektion 2021 (WT)CommercialFabian HothanCraft Deutschland GmbHDIT digital imaging technician
2021Der Irland-Krimi - Preis des SchweigensTV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Alexander DierbachGood Friends Filmproduktions GmbH2nd assistant camera
2021Ein Schritt zum AbgrundLimited series, ARD [de], Degeto [de]Alexander DierbachITV Studios Germany GmbH (formerly Granada Produktion)2nd assistant camera
2021Hella & BerndDocumentaryFitore MuzaqiFitore Muzaqi Produktion [de]colorist
2021Kleine Hunde - Die ReichenMusic VideoFitore MuzaqiFitore Muzaqi Produktion [de]1st assistant camera
2020Conny - Drake ist auch nicht glücklichMusic VideoFitore MuzaqiFitore Muzaqi Produktion [de]colorist
2020Wolfsland - Böses BlutTV-Movie (Series), Degeto [de], MDR [de]Alexander DierbachMolina Film2nd assistant camera
2020Trübe WolkenFeature FilmChristian Schäfer [2]Rabiatfilm GmbH1st assistant camera
2020Conny - Drake ist auch nicht glücklichMusic VideoFitore MuzaqiFitore Muzaqi Produktion [de]1st assistant camera
2020BMW - #NEXTGen 2020CommercialMultiplebtf GmbH2nd assistant camera
2020Trübe WolkenFeature FilmChristian Schäfer [2]Rabiatfilm GmbH2nd unit dop
2019Mono No AwareMedium Length FilmTill Kleinauifs Internationale Filmschule Köln gGmbH1st assistant camera
2018Lucky to Be AwayShort FilmNaomi Kantorifs Internationale Filmschule Köln gGmbHlighting technician / electrician
2018Flocke und ProschinskiShort FilmLutz Rödigifs Internationale Filmschule Köln gGmbHgaffer
2018Marie Brand und das Spiel mit dem GlückTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Michael 'Mike' ZensWarner Bros. ITVP Deutschland GmbH2nd assistant camera
2018Passagier 23 - Verschwunden auf hoher SeeTV Movie, RTL [de]Alexander DierbachZieglerfilm Köln GmbH2nd assistant camera Zusatz

Film awards

2023Nur ein FreitagBrussels Capital Film Festival (monthly) [be]Best Cinematography (march)Winner
2023Nur ein FreitagBerlin Short International Film FestivalBest CinematographyWinner


2017/5 to 2021/2IFS Internationale Filmschule Köln [de] (Director of photography (BA))

Basic data

Experience abroadCentral Europe: Czech Republic
North America: Canada
South America: Brazil
Western Europe: Ireland
Special skills16mm - SR3 | 416 | Bolex
35mm - Arriflex 435
Film development color & b/w
Immediate working areaCologne
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - North Rhine-Westphalia
Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin, Prague