• Director of photography

Contact

Mobile+49 172 3701415
Phone+49 30 6249945

About Christopher Rowe

Berlin-based DoP
specialises in documentaries, classical music, features, TV drama
available for commercials & corporate work
Arri Amira Owner/Operator
bilingual English/German

Born and brought up in England, Christopher relocated to Berlin after graduating from Exeter University with a BA in German and Drama in 1983 and has lived there ever since. After training as a camera assistant and cutting his teeth on news and current affairs while the Berlin Wall came down, he went on to shoot and produce documentaries and music videos in the heyday of the Berlin techno scene.

Christopher was mentored by Michael Ballhaus ASC during a two year cinematography course at Hamburg University. After graduating from that course in 1998 he regularly shot episodic TV and TV movies, and has two feature films under his belt. He continues to shoot TV documentaries worldwide for German and international clients and also specialises in filming classical music.

Projects as director of photography

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2020Hyper, Hyper – H.P. Baxxter und Scooter (WT)Documentary FeatureCordula Kablitz-PostAvanti Media Fiction GmbH [de]Arri Amira
2019360° GEO Reportage - Costa Rica, das größte Hundeheim der WeltDocumentary (Series), arteMultipleMedienkontor Movie GmbH (formerly MedienKontor) [de]Arri Amira, Insta 360
2019Mozart y MamboDocumentary, DW - Deutsche Welle [de]Magdalena Zieba-Schwind3B-Produktion GmbH - Büro für Bewegtes Bild [de]Arri Amira
2019Hannelore Kohl – Die erste FrauDocumentary, NDR [de]MultipleUFA Fiction
2018Weil du nur einmal lebst - Die Toten Hosen auf TourDocumentary FeatureMultipleAvanti Media Fiction GmbH [de]Arri Amira
201845min - Mission Stimmenfang. Unterwegs mit einem JungpolitikerReport (Series), NDR [de]Kersten SchüßlerFilmFreunde Friedl Fernsehproduktion GmbH GmbH [de]Arri Amira
2018Sarah's MusicTV Magazine, DW - Deutsche Welle [de]Sarah WillisDW - Deutsche Welle [de]Arri Amira
2017Sarah's MusicTV Magazine, DW - Deutsche Welle [de]Sarah WillisDW - Deutsche Welle [de]Arri Amira
2016360° GEO Reportage - Chile, die Leuchttürme am Ende der WeltDocumentary (Series), arteStefan RichtsMedienkontor Movie GmbH (formerly MedienKontor) [de]Arri Amira
2016Traumrouten der USADocumentary (Mini Series), arte, WDR [de]Michael TrabitzschProunen Film [de]Teil 3 - Great Lakes
2016Sarah's MusicTV Magazine, DW - Deutsche Welle [de]Sarah WillisBernhard Fleischer Moving Images GmbH [at]Arri Amira
2015Terra X - Die Macht der Vulkane (2 Teile)Documentary (Series), ZDF [de]Jens HahneGruppe 5 Filmproduktion GmbH [de]Szenisch Mexico
2015Terra X Ein Fall für Lesch und Steffens - Die WettermacherDocumentary (Series), ZDF [de]Stefan SchneiderGruppe 5 Filmproduktion GmbH [de]
2015360° GEO Reportage - Yoga, Indiens erstaunliche MedizinDocumentary (Series), arteAndrea OsterMedienkontor Movie GmbH (formerly MedienKontor) [de]Arri Amira
201445 Min - 50 plus und chancenlos?Documentary (Series), NDR [de]Kersten SchüßlerLizard Medienproduktion [de]
2014360° GEO Reportage - Kanada, Indianer schreiben GeschichteDocumentary (Series), arteFelix ThiemerMedienkontor Movie GmbH (formerly MedienKontor) [de]Arri Amira
2014Das Donald Duck PrinzipDocumentaryMultipleAvanti Media Plus GmbH
2014ZDFzoom - Geheimsache FreihandelDocumentary (Series), ZDF [de]Kersten SchüßlerVentana-Film GmbH [de]
2013360° GEO Reportage - Die Fischer von Lanyu (WT)Documentary (Series), arteWerner KieferMedienkontor Movie GmbH (formerly MedienKontor) [de]
2012Sechs auf einen Streich - Hänsel und GretelTV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], RBB [de], SR [de]Uwe JansonAskania Media Filmproduktion GmbH [de]

Film projects in other capacities

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2019360° GEO Reportage - Costa Rica, das größte Hundeheim der WeltDocumentary (Series), arteMultipleMedienkontor Movie GmbH (formerly MedienKontor) [de]drone camera operator
2016Origins - The Journey of HumankindDocumentary (Series), National GeographicGavin HodgeAsylum Entertainment [us]2nd unit dop
2016Origins - The Journey of HumankindDocumentary (Series), National GeographicGavin HodgeAsylum Entertainment [us]drone camera operator
2016360° GEO Reportage - Chile, die Leuchttürme am Ende der WeltDocumentary (Series), arteStefan RichtsMedienkontor Movie GmbH (formerly MedienKontor) [de]drone camera operator
1998Der HandymörderTV Movie, SAT.1 [de]Hans WernerJanus Film GmbH [de]2nd unit dop

Film awards

YearFilmAwardCategory 
2003360° Die GEO Reportage - Bilder hören - Die blinden Kinder von TibetDeutscher KamerapreisReportageNominated

Basic data

NationalityBritish, German
LanguagesEnglish German
Experience abroadAustralia and Oceania: Australia, Samoa
Central America: Costa Rica
North Africa: Egypt, Morocco
North America: Canada, Mexico, USA
East Africa: Mozambique, Tanzania
East Asia: Japan
Eastern Europe: Montenegro, Russia
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile
Southeast Asia: Bangladesh, Hongkong, India, Myanmar
West Africa: Ghana, Nigeria
Central Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
Central Asia: Tibet
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Berlin
Associations