Stefan Ciupek / Director of Photography
Has most recently wrapped Julie Plec´ s Epic Tale “Vampire Academy” and the Action driven Drama “Gassed UP” directed by George Amponsah.
His Documentary / Feature “BABENCO -TELL ME WHEN I DIE” is the Brazilian Official Selection for 2 Oscars. It also won the Venezia Classic Award at Venice Filmfestival.
The stylish and action packed “GUNS AKIMBO” starring Daniel Radcliffe and Samara Weaving premiered worldwide in theatres. Previously shown at TIFF & Sitges.
ASC Award and Emmy for Best Cinematography in consideration for Lionsgate / Starz Period Drama series “The Spanish Princess”.
Since its inception, Stefan has been at the forefront of Digital Cinematography. His career began with Europe´s most acclaimed filmmakers; his expertise 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 resulted in the unique visual styles of films 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 Lulu Wang’s Posthumous (starring Jack Houston, Brit Marling) and In Embryo, a dark psychological drama directed by Ulrich Thomsen (The International, Banshee), The Dark Side of the Moon, a gritty thriller starring Moritz Bleibtreu and Jürgen Prochnow. The Super, a mystery thriller starring Val Kilmer and Patrick Flueger, produced by Dick Wolf released in American theatres in 2018.
With renowned Artists Omer Fast and Eder Santos, he has created cinematic experiences which were screened at venues like the LOCARNO, MoMA in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris or Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin and The Times Museum of Modern Art in Guangzhou.
His work has travelled widely to International Film Festivals including Cannes, Venice, Toronto, 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.