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About Christian Kochmann

I'm a Cologne/Germany based Cinematographer/DoP.

Love to work with analog film stock, but I'm also used to all usual digital-cine formats from HD to 4K...

Known for

  • Oray
    2017-2019
    Director of photography
  • © TNT
    © TNT
    2019-2020
    Additional photography

Projects as director of photography

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2019OrayFeature FilmMehmet Akif BüyükatalayFilmfaust GmbH [de]Alexa
2019Andere ElternTV Series, TNT Comedy [de]Lutz Heineking, jr.Eitelsonnenschein GmbHadditional photography 8 episodes / 36 days
2019SouvenirExperimental FilmMultipleElbe Stevens Films [nl]S-16mm
2019Das Schloss (WT)Experimental FilmFlorian DedekKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]S16mm
2018Freetime Mermaid (WT)Experimental FilmMultipleGossing & Sieckmann GbR [de]S16mm
2018Rendez-Who?Documentary Series, WDR [de]zuständige/r Redakteur/inCocktailfilms
2018China Light - GuanExperimental FilmMultipleGossing & Sieckmann GbR [de]S16mm
2018Panama Open Air - AftermovieEvent DocumentaryCagdas YükselCocktailfilms
2018Edifice - HuyghendMusic VideoMultipleGossing & Sieckmann GbR [de]16mm
2018The sky is so blue, it's almost whiteVideo InstallationMultipleGossing & Sieckmann GbR [de]S16mm
2017Gute Arbeit Originals (Webserie)Series, Funk [de]MultipleBtf GmbH [de]
2017One Hour RealExperimental FilmMultipleElbe Stevens Films [nl]S16mm
2017Scheppach Group - Who We AreCorporate FilmBoris MaximovBoris Maximov Produktion [de]4K
2017Manual for no oneMedium Length FilmBastian KlügelPayapix GbR [de]S-16mm
2016Neo Magazin RoyaleTV-Show, ZDF [de], ZDFneo [de]MultipleBtf GmbH [de]Einspieler
2016Ocean Hill DriveShort DocumentaryMultipleGossing & Sieckmann GbR [de]S16mm
2016AnnunciationShort FilmRuhat YildizKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]
2016Auch wenn alle, ich nichtShort FilmMehmet Akif BüyükatalayKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]ALEXA
2016Deficit (WT)Education/Training ProductionWaldemar KempfKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]S16mm
2015Desert MiraclesShort DocumentaryMultipleKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]S16mm

Film projects in other capacities

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2020Auf der Suche nach Fritz Kann (WT)Documentary FeatureMarcel KolvenbachPublicnomad Productions [de]gaffer
2019Ursprung des Feuers (WT)Experimental FilmAndres Rivas PinzonKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]gaffer
2019Decathlon - Same Day Lieferung!CommercialUgur KurkutArtindustries [de]gaffer
2018Dr. Albrecht Kaiser - Im Zwischen (NOT COMPLETED) (WT)Corporate FilmMaria Jose RomanLeuchtfeuer Film [de]gaffer
2017KroymannTV Series, ARD [de], RB - Radio Bremen TV [de]MultipleBtf GmbH [de]additional electrician
2017Gute Arbeit Originals (Webserie)Series, Funk [de]MultipleBtf GmbH [de]gaffer
2016Herzog Bau - Der FilmCorporate FilmRolf Heilercinecore Motion Pictures GmbHgaffer
2016Neo Magazin RoyaleTV-Show, ZDF [de], ZDFneo [de]MultipleBtf GmbH [de]gaffer / Einspieler
2016Allianz - Pflege 2016CommercialIsabel PrahlTba - The Beauty Aside GmbHadditional electrician
2016Neo Magazin RoyaleTV-Show, ZDF [de], ZDFneo [de]MultipleBtf GmbH [de]lighting technician / electrician
2015Nissan - Vernunft sucht. Juke, Qashqai, X-Trail (Webfilme)CommercialJulian SchleefBtf GmbH [de]lighting technician / electrician
2015Hasene - SrebrenitsaCommercialEkrem Aydin99names communication GmbH [de]2nd unit dop
2015Hasene - SrebrenitsaCommercialEkrem Aydin99names communication GmbH [de]gaffer
2015Rosenthal Varieté (WT)Short FilmMultipleKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]gaffer
2015POL1Z1STENS0HN aka Jan Böhmermann - Ich hab PolizeiMusic Video, ZDF [de]Nicolas BerseBtf GmbH [de]lighting technician / electrician
2015Die unwahrscheinlichen Ereignisse im Leben von ...TV-Show, WDR [de]Felix StienzBtf GmbH [de]lighting technician / electrician
2015Closed SetMedium Length FilmMultipleKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]gaffer
2015Neško (WT)Series PilotMilan Ruben KappenKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]additional electrician
2015ZDF Newsletter - Newsletterbeauftragter WilliamCommercialSebastian TeitgeBtf GmbH [de]lighting technician / electrician
2015Neo Magazin RoyaleTV-Show, ZDF [de], ZDFneo [de]MultipleBtf GmbH [de]lighting technician / electrician

Awards

YearAward
2020ORAY wins GRAND JURY PRIZE - First European Feature Film / 32. Festival premiers plans D'Angers
2019Best film / "Golden Olive Branch" for ORAY at the 19. festival del cinema europeo in Lecce/Italy
2019FBW Prädikat "Besonders wertvoll" für ORAY
2019"GWFF First Feature award" for the film ORAY / 69. Berlinale 2019
2017"Foreign Narrative - Student Academy Award" nomination for "Annunciation" / Director: H. R. Yildiz
2016FBW Prädikat "Besonders wertvoll" für 'Ocean Hill Drive'
20161. Price NRW-Competition for Ocean Hill Drive / International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
2016German Shortfilm Price - First Price / best Experimental film: "Ocean Hill Drive"
2015FBW Prädikat "Besonders wertvoll" für 'Desert Miracles'

Basic data

NationalityGerman, U.S.-American
LanguagesEnglish German Spanish
Experience abroadMiddle East: Israel
North America: Mexico, USA
Northern Europe: Norway, Sweden
Eastern Europe: Poland, Serbia
Southern Europe: Spain
Western Europe: Belgium, England, France, Germany, Netherlands
Special skillsLove for shooting analog 16mm & 35mm film
Own equipmentCamera package with BMD URSAmini 4.6K PL / Angenieux 35-140mm Zoom PL
EducationAcademy of Media Arts Cologne
Diploma in "Media & Fine Arts" / main subject: Cinematography
Preferred place of workFeature Film
Series
Documentary
Experimental / Art
Immediate working areaCologne
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - North Rhine-Westphalia