Nicolas Joray, director of photography, Locarno
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About Nicolas Joray

As a cinematographer, I have collaborated on numerous distinguished productions in the international film and television industry. Among them, the Oscar-nominated documentary “The Yellow Star”; “Tausend Kraniche musst du falten”, Best Documentary Film at the Hessian Film and “Bye Bye Berlusconi!”, which won Best Production at the Bavarian Film Awards, Awards, and the Femina-Film-Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, respectively. I have also worked on the television series “Inga Lindström,” “Neues aus Uhlenbusch”and “Freundschaft mit Herz,” a show that has been on the air for over 20 years, and which has won multiple TeleStar Awards, an RTL Golden Lion Award, and a Golden Camera Award.

As director the documentary feature “Yschtoo-Get ready for the carnival of Basle” Award winner 2020 as best documentary feature at the SAAF, Rancagua, Chile and Kyiv Film Festival, Ucrainia

Known for

Projects as director of photography

2022SchlusspfiffDocumentarySusanne DieringerSusanne Dieringer Produktion [de/ch]
2021Schlusspfiff (WT)Video InstallationSusanne DieringerSusanne Dieringer Produktion [de/ch]
2021Omexom - Distribution 21 (interne Verwertung)Corporate FilmNicolas JorayToro Film, Nicolas Joray [ch]
2020Frutta quattro stagioniDocumentaryNicolas JorayToro Film, Nicolas Joray [ch]
2020Omexom - DistributionIndustrial VideoNicolas JorayToro Film, Nicolas Joray [ch]
2020Spuren des Erlebens - Arno Stern
Co-Kamera Helena Vagnières
Documentary FeatureAndrea RodoniPS Film GmbH, Peter Spoerri [ch]Co-Kamera Helena Vagnières
2019Arno Stern - Die Welt der malenden Kinder
Co-Kamera Helena Vagnières
Documentary, SRF [ch]Andrea RodoniPS Film GmbH, Peter Spoerri [ch]Co-Kamera Helena Vagnières
2019Omexom - Transmission + TransformationIndustrial VideoNicolas JorayToro Film, Nicolas Joray [ch]
2018Yschtoo zur Basler FasnachtDocumentaryNicolas JorayToro Film, Nicolas Joray [ch]
2018Home ComingShort FilmKami MannsParadise is here- Itinerant Arts Center [ch]
2018Inga Lindström - Entscheidung für die LiebeTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Tom ZenkerBavaria Fiction GmbH
2017WoodwindFeature FilmFin ManjooFin Pictures [za]
2016Inga Lindström - Willkommen im LebenTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Udo WitteBavaria Fiction GmbH
2015Inga Lindström - FamilienbandeTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]John DelbridgeBavaria Fiction GmbH
2014La lunga marcia della banda di FaidoDocumentaryNicolas JorayToro Film, Nicolas Joray [ch]
2013Romeo & Julia UnpluggedDocumentaryYasmin KhalifaKapFilme, Tavasoly & Khalifa GbR
2012Inga Lindström - Der schwarze SchwanTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]John DelbridgeBavaria Fiction GmbH
2012Inga Lindström - Die Sache mit der LiebeTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]John DelbridgeBavaria Fiction GmbH
2011Utta Danella - Sturm am EhehimmelTV-Movie (Series), ARD [de]John DelbridgeBavaria Fiction GmbH
2011Le mamme della ValasciaDocumentary, TSI [ch]Nicolas JorayToro Film, Nicolas Joray [ch]

Other projects

YearProject typeTitleActivityCompany
2022 - Todayphoto exhibitionIl Fasnacht muove e commuoveFotografLa Carità-Locarno
2022operaLa SonnambulaFilm als BühnenbildCoro Lirico di Lugano
2021photo exhibitionDie Guten Geister hinter der FasnachtPhotographerStatt-Fasnacht mit Galerie Eulenspiegel und in Kooperation mit VIBR, Basel
2020photo exhibitiontracce umane e il ritorno della naturaFotografDazio Grande , Ticino
2019stage playTirsaBühnenbild, Videodesignparadiseishere, Ticino
2018stage playTerrorVideodesign, MultimediaTeatro dell'Arte;Milano/paradiseishere;Ticino
2016photo exhibition3 generazioni in valleFotografDazio Grande
2015photo exhibitionDie Leventina, ihre Menschen, ihre LichterFotografPep+noname
2014photo exhibitionnel respiro del tempo / im Fluss der ZeitFotografDazio Grande, Ticino
2013photo exhibitionritratti collaboratori/ Mitarbeiter PortraitsFotografLucendro-Gottardo

Film awards

2020Yschtoo zur Basler FasnachtKyiv Film Festival [ua]Best Documentary FeatureWinner
2020Yschtoo zur Basler FasnachtSFAAF Rancagua [cl]Best Documentary FeatureWinner

Basic data

NationalityGerman, Swiss
Experience abroadNorth America: Mexico, USA
Eastern Europe: Belarus, Russia, Ukraine
South Africa: Namibia, South Africa
South America: Peru
South Asia: India
Southern Europe: Italy
Southeastern Europe: Greece, [Yugoslavia]
West Asia: Turkey
Western Europe: England, France
Central Asia: Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan
Own equipmentBlackmagic Mini Ursa Pro;*Lenses EF; GH5+Atomos Shogun Flame; Drone Phantom 4 plus
Sound ; Grip; Lights, Mini-Jib, Gimbal;.
Immediate working areaLocarno
1st residence (federal state or country)Switzerland - Tessin
Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin, Rome