#1: From interview [2017 - for VER]

#2: "Ein Freund von mir" [2004]

 

   


OLIVER BOKELBERG   BVK/ASC

 

Born: 21 December 1964, Hamburg, [West-]Germany, as son of actor/still ph Werner Bokelberg [1937-].

Education: Tisch School of the Arts at New York University [NYU] [1985-88].

Career: Ph commercials for Mannesmann, Deutsche Telekom, Siemens, a.o. Ph music videos with a: B.B. King, Christina Aguilera, Sting, Run DMC, Elton John, Cindy Lauper, Branford Marsalis, a.o. Ph 50+ five minute doc profiles on artists such as The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Michael Bolton, Sophie B. Hawkins, Bob Dylan, Regina Bell, Spike Lee, Leonard Cohen & Mariah Carey. Ph corporate identity films, e.g. 'Sony Music' [1990-93, various; annual presentations], 'Island Records' [1996, Pamela Birkhead; managing directors presentation], 'Gee Street Records' [1998, Pamela Birkhead; presentation featuring DJ Red Alert] & 'BMG' [1998, Glen Hoffman; global presentation]. Ph specials (45m) on 'Sting' [d: Ken Schreiber], 'Elton John' [d: Ken Schreiber] & 'Leonard Cohen' [d: Michael Borofsky].

Directed the doc on HD 'DocHumantary' [filmed May & October 1999; ph: ?].

Became a member of the ASC in 2012.

Awards: NYU Cinematography Award [1988] for 'Slave'; NYU Cinematography Award [1992] for 'Red Herring'; NYU Cinematography Award [1993] for 'Brighton Blues'; Berlin IFF 'Caligari-Preis' [1996] for 'Charms Zwischenfälle'; New York FF 'Eastman Kodak Vision Award' [2000] for 'The Citizen'; ASC TV Award nom [2007] for 'Raines' [pilot]; ASC TV Award nom [2008] for 'My Own Worst Enemy' [pilot 'Breakdown'].

Website: Oliver Bokelberg


 

 FILMS

1988

Slave [Mike Baluzy] ?; short/?m; prod NYU

1989

A Licensed Liberty [Michael Kreihsl] b&w; short/34m; prod NYU

1989

Red Herring [Isabel Hegner] ?; doc/60m; prod NYU

1991

Tender, Slender and Tall [Lesley Ellen] 16mm/c; doc/28m

1991

Fishbone: The Reality of My Surroundings [Michael Borofsky & Michele Maher] b&w-c/V; mus doc/50m; addph; ph: Mark Shprintz

1992

Das EFX - Dead Serious [prod: Erinn Williams] b&w-c; interv + music videos (dir by Marcus Raboy [2x] & Pamela Birkhead [1x])/29m; interv ph

1993

Brighton Blues [Helena Besfamilny] ?; short/13m; prod NYU

1994

The Need For Speed [Katharina Otto] c; doc/59m; bicycle ph: Marc Foreman

199?

Reading Recovery [Gianfranco Rosi] ?; doc/?m

1995

Charms Zwischenfälle/Charm's Incidents [Michael Kreihsl] s16-35bu/c

1996

Lifebreath/Last Breath/Deadly Lovers [P.J. Posner] c

1996

Burning Bridges [Marcus Hahn] 16mm/c; short/30m

1997

Long Time Since [Jay Anania] s16-35bu/c

1997

Harvest/Cash Crop/A Desperate Season [Stuart Burkin] c; aph: Ellen Kuras

1997

A Walk on the Moon [Tony Goldwyn] c; 2uc New York; ph: Anthony B. Richmond

1997

Life [Pamela Birkhead] ?; doc/?m

1997

Beautopia [Katharina Otto] c; doc/104m

1998

Winke und Lächle/Wave and Smile [Enriko Boettcher] scope/c; short/18m

1999

The Citizen [Jay Anania] c

1999

Heimkehr der Jäger/Hunters in the Snow [Michael Kreihsl] c

2000

The Next Big Thing [P.J. Posner] c; 2uc: John Foster

2003

The Station Agent/The Station Manager [Thomas McCarthy] s16-35bu/c

2004

Loggerheads [Tim Kirkman] s16-35bu/c; addph: Shawn Lewallen

 

[Left] with writer Stephen Colbert & dir Paul Dinello - "Strangers with Candy"

 

2004

Strangers with Candy [Paul Dinello] c

2004

Ein Freund von mir [Sebastian Schipper] s35/c

2006

Dark Matter [Shi-Zheng Chen] c; ph China: Yu Wang

2006

The Visitor [Tom McCarthy] c; + small part

2008

The Answer Man/Arlen Faber/The Dream of the Romans [John Hindman] c; 2uc: John Pirozzi

2009

Thicker [Terry Nemeroff] pre-production; scheduled to start filming in March; status unknown

2009

The Bounty Hunter [Andy Tennant] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; aph: Hans Bjerno & David Norris

2010

Win Win [Tom McCarthy] 35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Wolfgang Held

2014

Building Bridges [Tom Verica] pre-production

 

 TELEVISION

2000

Probieren Sie's mit einem Jüngeren [Michael Kreihsl] tvm/s16

2000

Tatort [ep #463 'Mördergrube/Scene of the Crime: Murder Pit' dir by Christiane Balthasar & #472 'Kindstod/Scene of the Crime: Death of a Child' dir by Claudia Garde] series; cph 'Kindstod': Johann Feindt; 'Mördergrube' was filmed in October as 'Bauernopfer'

2001

Paulas Schuld [Claudia Garde] tvm

2001

Schimanski [ep #10 'Kinder der Hölle' dir by Edward Berger] 16-part series, 1997-2011

2001

Tigermännchen sucht Tigerweibchen [Michael Kreihsl] tvm

2002

Die Cleveren [ep #34 'Engelchen flieg' dir by Christiane Balthasar (CB) & #36 'Born und die Frauen' dir by CB] pilot (1998) + 48-part series/16mm, 1999-2006; 5th season, 2003; other ph: Achim Hasse, a.o.

2002

Sektion - Die Sprache der Toten [Markus Bräutigam] tvm

2002

Schimanski [ep #11 'Asyl' dir by Edward Berger] tvm-ep series; see 2001

2003

Jetzt erst recht [Michael Kreihsl] tvm

2003

Die Cleveren [ep #41 'Auf der Flucht' dir by Christiane Balthasar (CB) #42 'Killer im Kopf' dir by CB] 6th season, 2006; other ph: Johannes Geyer, a.o.; see 2002

2003

Single-Shots/Was sie schon immer über Singles wissen wollten [Oliver Schmitz] tvm

2004

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan [Martin Scorsese] 2-part mus doc/b&w-c/205m; cph: Maryse Alberti, Anghel Decca, Ellen Kuras, Lisa Rinzler, Michael Spiller, a.o.; in USA ep PBS-tv series 'American Masters' (2005)

2005

Heute heiratet mein Mann [Michael Kreihsl] tvm

2005

Raines [pilot dir by Frank Darabont] 7-part series, 2007

2005

World of Trouble [Stephen Hopkins] pilot; for NBC-tv

2005

Avenger [Robert Markowitz] tvm

2007

Dirty Sexy Money [pilot dir by Peter Horton] 23-part series, 2007-09; 1st season, 2007; other ph (22 ep): Jeff Jur

2008

My Own Worst Enemy [pilot 'Breakdown' dir by David Semel + 8 ep dir by various] 9-part series, 2008

2009

Operating Instructions [Andy Tennant] pilot/HD (ARRI D-21); for USA-tv

2009

Trauma [pilot dir by Jeffrey Reiner] 18-part series/HD (ARRI D-21), 2009-10; other ph: Alan Caso

2009

Rex Is Not Your Lawyer [David Semel] pilot/HD (ARRI D-21); for NBC-tv

2010

No Ordinary Family [ep #2-12 & #14 dir by various] 20-part series/HD (ARRI ALEXA & D-21), 2010-11; other ph: David Boyd (pilot), Joaquin Sedillo (#13, 15 & 17), Dennis S. Hall (#16), Lloyd Ahern (#18 & 20) & James Chressanthis (#19)

2011

Up All Night [pilot dir by James Griffiths] 35-part series, 2011-12; 1st season (24 ep), 2011-12; other ph: Matthew Clark

2011

Scandal/Damage Control/The Fixer [pilot 'Sweet Baby' (filmed March) dir by Paul McGuigan + 6 ep dir by various] series/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2012-present; 1st season (7 ep), 2012

2011

Thunderballs [Andy Tennant] pilot; for Spike TV

2012

Devious Maids [pilot dir by Paul McGuigan] 49-part series, 2013-16; 1st season, 2013 (13 ep); for Lifetime-tv

2012

Scandal/Damage Control/The Fixer [21 ep dir by various] 2nd season, 2012-13 (22 ep); other ph (#15): Michael Wojciechowski; see 2011

2013

Scandal/Damage Control/The Fixer [12 ep (#30-31, #34-37 & #42-47) dir by various] 3rd season, 2013-14 (18 ep); other ph (#32-33 & #38-41): Michael Wojciechowski; see 2011

2014

Scandal/Damage Control/The Fixer [ep dir by various] 4th season, 2014-15 (21 ep); see 2011

2014

Survivor's Remorse [ep #1-6 dir by various] series/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2014-present; 1st season, 2014 (6ep)

 

 TELEVISION AS DIRECTOR

2012

Scandal/Damage Control/The Fixer [ep #15 'Happy Birthday, Mr. President'] 2nd season, 2012-13; ph: Michael Wojciechowski; see Television (2011)

2013

Scandal/Damage Control/The Fixer [ep #33 'Say Hello to My Little Friend', #38 'YOLO' & #41 'We Do Not Touch the First Ladies'] 3rd season, 2013-14; ph: Michael Wojciechowski; see Television (2011)

2014

Scandal/Damage Control/The Fixer [ep #54 'Baby Made a Mess'] 4th season, 2014-15; ph: M.G. Wojciechowski; see Television (2011)