Having studied directing and cinematography at Berlin’s German Film and Television Academy, Florian Hoffmeister quickly established himself as a distinct, versatile voice amongst internationally working cinematographers.
His work includes acclaimed international tv projects such as 5 DAYS (nominated for the 2008 Golden Globe), HOUSE OF SADDAM (2009 BAFTA Nomination Best Photography Fiction), AMC’s remake of THE PRISONER (2010 EMMY Nomination Best Cinematography Miniseries or Movie), as well as feature films such as Terence Davies‘ THE DEEP BLUE SEA, starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russel-Beale, IN SECRET, starring Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac and Jessica Lang and David Koepp’s MORTDECAI, starring Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor and Gwyneth Paltrow.
His directorial debut 3 DEGREES COLDER won him a Silver Leopard for best first feature at the 2005 Locarno International Film Festival.
In 2012 / 2013 he became the first cinematographer to win an EMMY, a BAFTA, as well as the prestigious ASC Award with the same program: his work on the TV mini series GREAT EXPECTATIONS. In 2014 he was chosen one of Variety’s 10 Cinematographers to Watch.
In 2016 he reunited with Terence Davies to shoot his Emily Dickinson project A QUIET PASSION, starring Cynthia Nixon and Jennifer Ehle.
Later that year he realized THE HAVE-NOTS, his second film as a director. The adaptation of the award winning novel by Katharina Hacker, starred Julia Jentsch, played in competition in Munich and Tallinn`s Black Nights and was theatrically released in Germany in early 2017.
In 2018 his cinematography returns to the smaller screen having shot the pilot and first block of AMC´s THE TERROR as well as revisiting comedy with Working Title´s JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN, directed by David Kerr, which will be released later this year.
Currently he is lensing the political thriller OFFICIAL SECRETS for director Gavin Hood. The real life story of whistleblower Katharine Gun stars Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes and Matt Smith.
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