Stefan Ciupek / Director of Photography
Has just wrapped Principal Photography for the Lionsgate / Starz Period Drama series “The Spanish Princess”.
Most recently, his stylish and action packed film “Guns Akimbo” starring Daniel Radcliffe and Samara Weaving premiered at TIFF & Sitges. The Documentary “Babenco, Tell me when I Die” won the Venecia Classsici award in Venice and his Virtual Reality Art project “The Invisible Hand” premiered in Locarno.
Since its inception, Stefan has been at the forefront of Digital Cinematography. His career began with Europe´s most acclaimed filmmakers; his expertise in the field helped shape such projects like Alexander Sokurov’s Russian Ark, Susanne Bier’s After The Wedding, The Brothers Quay’s The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes. His close collaboration with Anthony dod Mantle contributed to the visual style of projects like Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire Millionaire (OSCAR, BAFTA and ASC award for Best Cinematography) & 127 Hours, Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist (European Film Award for Best Cinematography) & Manderlay. Ranging from Digital Cinematography Supervisor, 2nd Unit DOP to film colorist, these collaborations laid a strong foundation for his vision as a cinematographer.
He has shot films across genres as well as with directors and crews from around the world. His cinematography credits include Posthumous (starring Jack Houston, Brit Marling) and In Embryo, a dark psychological drama with director Ulrich Thomsen (The International, Banshee), The Dark Side of the Moon, a gritty thriller starring Moritz Bleibtreu and Jürgen Prochnow. His American feature film The Super, a mystery thriller starring Val Kilmer and Patrick Flueger, produced by Dick Wolf will have its American Cinema release in October 2018.
With renowned Artists Omer Fast and Eder Santos, he has created cinematic experiences which were screened at venues like the MoMA in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris or Martin Gropiusbau in Berlin.
His work has been awarded at International Film Festivals including at Beijing and Shanghai.
Stefan also conducts cinematography Masterclasses and Workshops for the Berlinale Talent Campus, the European Film academy and Film Schools all across the world.