LUKAS STREBEL

 

Born: 10 March 1951, Mägenwil, Aargau, Switzerland.

Education: Kunstgewerbeschule, Zürich [1968-72].

Career: 'Lukas Strebel's ambition from an early age was to be a film director, but Switzerland had no film schools at that time, so he followed the stills photography route, serving a four year apprenticeship in a Zurich Fashion and Commercial Photographic Studio, before coming to England in the 70s to teach photography at the Bath Academy of Art [1973-75]. After two years in Canada as Artist in Residence at the University of Ottawa, Strebel returned to Switzerland and started in the film industry as a stills photographer, then a camera assistant, progressing rapidly to lighting. He spent the next twenty years working throughout Europe as a Director and Director of Photography before moving back to England [1997], drawn by the culture, the language, and the greater variety of scripts available.' [From the KODAK website.]

Ph commercials dir by Urs Egger, Michael Fueter [for Allianz], Peter Lydon, Rainer Binz, Ben Strebel, a.o. Ph music videos [dir by Dieter Meier, a.o.] and corporate films.

Directed commercials for Swisscom, Le dimanche, ABB, WWF, a.o.

His photos appeared in 'Photographie in der Schweiz von 1840 bis heute' [1974], 'Phantastic Photography in Europe' [1976], 'La photographie phantastique' [1979], 'Junge Schweizer Photographen' [1981] & 'Bild für Bild' [1984].

Former member of the SCS.

Awards: Grosser Fotopreis der Schweiz [1978] for still ph; DKP Fernsehfilm nom [1998] for 'Opernball'; RTS Craft & Design Award 'Lighting, Photography and Camera - Photography (Drama)' [2005-06; 'Natural, realistic and sensitive work. The winning photography magnificently captured the brooding, bleak atmosphere of Saddleworth moor and emphasised the ordinariness of the streets and houses in Manchester, giving both a period feel.'] for 'See No Evil: The Moors Murders'; 'Emmy' Award [2009] for 'Little Dorrit' [Part 1]; BAFTA Television Craft/Photography and Lighting Award nom [2010] for 'Garrow's Law' & 'Wallander'.

Website: Lukas Strebel


 

 FILMS

1979

Räume sind Hüllen, sind Häute, sind Cocons/Rooms Are Wrappers, Are Skins [Lukas Strebel] 16mm/c; doc/32m

1981

Les néons de la gare [Claude Champion & Monat Magnenat] 16mm/?; short/38m

1983

Killer aus Florida [Klaus Schaffhauser] 16mm/c; short/48m

1985

Aélia [Dominique de Rivaz] b&w; short/23m

1987

Blues, Black & White [Markus Imboden] b&w; short/10m

1988

Filou [Samir] c

1989

All Out/Ausgeflippt/Exit Genua [Thomas Koerfer] c

1990

Der Berg/The Mountain [Markus Imhoof] 16mm-35bu/c

1992

Kinder der Landstraße/Child of the Open Road [Urs Egger] c

1992

Geteilte Nacht [Pius Morger] c

1996

Flammen im Paradies/Fire in Paradise [Markus Imhoof] c

2001

Epsteins Nacht/Epstein's Night [Urs Egger] c

2001

Collusion [Richard Burridge] c

2003

The Lazarus Child/The Last Door [Graham Theakston] s35/c; 2uc: Roddy Barron

2012

Lost Buoys [Ben Strebel] c; mus short/4m; music by Clock Opera

 

 TELEVISION

1986

Morlove [- Eine Ode für Heisenberg] [Samir] exp tvm/71m/v; ep ZDF-tv series 'Das kleine Fernsehspiel'; restored in 1998 on 35mm

1987

Destination Zéro [Torsten Seibt] tvm/v; also released theatrically

1989

Tatort [ep #229 'Howalds Fall' dir by Urs Egger] tvm-ep series

1994

Eurocops [ep #12 'Drei Mädchen' & #13 'Die Falle/Trapped' dir by Samir] series/16mm; cph (#13): Felix von Muralt

1995

In uns die Hölle/Zwischen zwei Männern - Die Liebe einer Frau [Urs Egger] tvm

1995

Die Kommissarin [ep #16 'Das Amulett' dir by Urs Egger (UE) & #25 'Stierblut' dir by UE] 59-part series, 1994-2004; 2nd season, 1995-96

1996

Die Halbstarken [Urs Egger] tvm

1996

Charleys Tante [Sönke Wortmann] tvm

1997

Opernball/Opera Ball [Urs Egger] 2-part tvm ('Die Opfer' & 'Die Täter')

1999

Seeing Red [Graham Theakston] tvm

2000

The Scarlet Pimpernel [ep #4 'Ennui' dir by Graham Theakston] 6-part series, 1999-2000; 2nd season, 2000; other ph: Peter Greenhalgh

2000

The Bombmaker [Graham Theakston] 2-part tvm/s16

2001

Come Together [Graham Theakston] tvm/16mm

2001

Sherlock [: Case of Evil] [Graham Theakston] tvm

2002

State of Mind [Christopher Menaul] 2-part tvm

2002

Unconditional Love [Ferdinand Fairfax] tvm

2002

New Tricks [Graham Theakston] pilot/86m (2003); followed by 46-part series, 2004-09

2002

Murphy's Law [ep #1 'Electric Bill' dir by Peter Lydon] pilot (2001) + 22-part series, 2003-07; 1st season (4 ep), 2003; other ph: Julian Court, Tony Miller & Daniel Bronks; pilot dir by John Strickland & ph by Dominic Clemence; for BBC1-tv

2003

Wall of Silence [Christopher Menaul] tvm

2003

Familie auf Bestellung/Familie gesucht/In Search of a Family [Urs Egger] tvm

2004

Blackpool/Viva Blackpool [Julie-Anne Robinson (ep #1-3) & Coky Giedroyc (ep #4-6)] 6-part series/s16

2004

Dad [Sarah Harding] tvm (2005)

2004

Planespotting [Christopher Menaul] tvm/s16

2005

Vincent [Peter Lydon (ep #1-2) & Roger Gartland (ep #3-4)] 8-part series/16mm, 2005-06; 1st season (4 ep)

2005

Funland [Dearbhla Walsh (ep #1-2), Susan Tully (ep #3-4 & #7) & Brian Kirk (ep #5-6 & #8-11)] 11-part series

2005

See No Evil: The Moors Murders [Christopher Menaul] 2-part tvm/s16

2006

Dead Clever: The Life and Crimes of Julie Bottomley [Dearbhla Walsh] tvm (2007)

2006

Du gehörst mir/You Are Mine [Tobias Ineichen] tvm/s16; uwph: Patrick Pawig

2007

The Whistleblowers [John McKay (ep #1-2), Paul Gay (ep #3-4) & Richard Clark (ep #5-6)] 6-part series

2007

Burn Up [Omar Madha] 2-part tvm/s16; filmed 2007-08

2008

Little Dorrit [ep #1-5 dir by Dearbhla Walsh] 14-part series/HD (ARRI D-21); other ph: Owen McPolin (ep #6-11) & Alan Almond (ep #12-14)

2008

Mistresses [ep #11-12 dir by Peter Lydon] 16-part series/s16, 2008-10; 2nd season, 2009 (6 ep); other ph: Andy Hollis & James Welland

2009

Wallander [ep #6 'The Fifth Woman' dir by Aisling Walsh] 12-part series, 2008, 2010, 2012 & 2016; 2nd season/RED, 2010 (3 ep); other ph: Igor Martinovic

 

"Garrow's Law"

 

2009

Garrow's Law [: Tales from the Old Bailey] [ep #1-4 dir by Peter Lydon] 12-part series, 2009-11; 1st season (4 ep), 2009

2009

The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister [James Kent] tvm/RED (2010)

2010

Marchlands [James Kent] 5-part miniseries (2011); for ITV

2010

Little Crackers [ep #7 (12m) 'Jo Brand's Little Cracker: Goodbye Fluff' dir by Mike Christie] 35-part series/HD, 2010-12; 1st season (12 ep); for Sky1-tv

2010

Room at the Top [Aisling Walsh] 2-part tvm/RED; for BBC Four (2012)

2011

Luck [ep #4 'Ace Meets with a Colleague' dir by Phillip Noyce, #6 'Ace Pitches a Deal' dir by Henry Bronchtein, #7 'Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm' dir by Brian Kirk & #9 'Two Prized Colts Go Head-to-Head' dir by Mimi Leder] 9-part series/HD (ep with ARRI ALEXA), 2011-12; other ph: Stuart Dryburgh (pilot & ep #2), Russell Lee Fine (#3 & 5) & John L. Grillo (#8); for BSkyB & HBO-tv

2011

Wallander [ep #7 'An Event in Autumn' dir by Toby Haynes & #8 'The Dogs of Riga' dir by Esther May Campbell] 3rd season/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2012 (3 ep); 2uc (#7): Fabian Wagner; see 2009

2012

Challenger: Final Flight/Feynman and the Challenger [James Hawes] tvm; for BBC2 & Science Channel (2013)

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1967

Happy Birthday [Markus Imhoof; short/9m] actor; ph: Christine Raymann

1980

Das Boot ist voll/The Boat Is Full [Markus Imhoof] co-asst dir; ph: Hans Liechti

1981

Fitzcarraldo [Werner Herzog] co-c.asst; ph: Thomas Mauch

1983

Il bacio di Tosca/Casa Verdi/Tosca's Kiss [Daniel Schmid] c.asst; ph: Renato Berta

 

 FILMS AS DIRECTOR

1979

Räume sind Hüllen, sind Häute, sind Cocons/Rooms Are Wrappers, Are Skins [doc; + ph] see Films

1980

Chormann [short/45m; + prod/scrpl] ph: Rainer Klausmann

1985

So lebe ich [16mm/c; doc/30m] ph: ?