#1: From interview [2011]

 

   


PETER ZEITLINGER   BVK

 

Born: 6 June 1960, Prague, Czechoslovakia, as son of Kveta and Milos Mihovic. Family moved to Austria in 1968.

Education: Filmakademie Wien [Hochschule (Universität) für Musik und darstellende Kunst - HfMDK], Austria.

Career: Made a number of short films before and during his studies, e.g. 'We Walked' and 'Der Geburtstag' [anim]. Was lighting tech with doph David Watkin. Was 2uc & action ph on several USA productions.

Teaches at the Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria.

Once co-owned a restaurant, BoraBar, in the center of Rovenska, Croatia.

Married to actress/dir/still ph Silvia Vas.

Appeared in the doc 'Peter Zeitlinger - Die Kamera ist das Fenster zur Welt' [2006, Knut Karger & Boris Tomschiczek].

Awards: 'Romy' Award 'Beste Kamera' [2007] for 'Das Traumhotel' [ep 'Afrika']; DKP 'Fernsehfilm/Dokudrama' [2012] for 'Verfolgt - Der kleine Zeuge'.

Website: Peter Zeitlinger


 

 FILMS

1983

Fremdland/Foreign Land [Götz Spielmann] c; short/43m; prod HfMDK

1985

Abschied von Hölderlin [Götz Spielmann] b&w; short/35m; cph: Uli Halmschlager & Eva Mayer; prod HfMDK

1986

Vergiss Sneider! [Götz Spielmann] 16mm/b&w; 65m; prod HfMDK

1987

Pizzas und Berge [Hermann Dunzendorfer] 16mm/c; short/31m

1989

Tunnelkind/Tunnel Child [Erhard Riedlsperger] c; + co-scrpl

1990

Schatten im Rampenlicht [Nikolaus Leytner] s16-35bu/c; doc/97m; + co-scrpl

1990

Erwin und Julia [Götz Spielmann] s16-35bu/c

1991

Der Nachbar [Götz Spielmann] c

1992

Die Wahlkämpfer/Election Campaigners [Helmut Grasser] s16-35bu/c; doc/118m; addph: Othmar Schmiderer; new version in 2000 (98m)

1992

Mit Verlust ist zu rechnen/Losses to Be Expected [Ulrich Seidl] s16-35bu/c; doc/118m; addph: Michael Glawogger

1993

Tief oben/Deep Above [Willi Hengstler] c; + co-ed

1994

Tierische Liebe/Animal Love [Ulrich Seidl] s16-35bu/c; doc/114m; cph: Michael Glawogger & Hans Selikovsky

1995

Das Verzauberte Lied/The Enchanted Song [Jörg Graser] c

1997

Little Dieter Needs to Fly/Flucht aus Laos [Werner Herzog] s16-35bu/c; doc/74m; addph: Les Blank; tv-version is 43m

1998

Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski/My Best Fiend [Werner Herzog] s16-35bu/b&w-c; doc/95m; 2uc: Les Blank

1998

Wings of Hope/Julianes Sturz in den Dschungel [Werner Herzog] s16/c; doc/74m; tv-versions 42m & 49m

2000

Die Clowns [Kristina Sumper] c

2000

Invincible/Unbesiegbar [Werner Herzog] c; ph Christmas Island: Erik Söllner; ph Monterey Bay: Rick Fichter

2000

Feindbild [Holger Gotha & Peter Zeitlinger] c; 2uc: Erik Söllner

2002

Rad der Zeit/Wheel of Time/Kalachakra [Werner Herzog] s16-35bu/c; doc/81m; ph Tibet: W. Herzog

 

"Grizzly Man" - photo by Erik Söllner

 

2004

Grizzly Man [Werner Herzog] HD+s16-to-35mm/c; doc/103m; + footage shot by Timothy Treadwell & Amie Huguenard during 1999-2003; E. Söllner was asst c.op

2005

Rescue Dawn [Werner Herzog] s35-to-35mm/c; ph Alameda crew: Bernd Heinl; 2uc Thailand: Picha Srisansanee

2006

Encounters at the End of the World [Werner Herzog] HD (Sony)-to-35mm/c; doc/99m; uwph: Henry Kaiser

2007

Mikado/House of Cards [Silvia Zeitlinger] HD-to-16mm/c; + co-ed

2007

Tontine Massacre/Chicane [Ezna Sands] c; released in 2010

2007

Full House [Dagmar Knöpfel] c; short/41m; cph: Michaela Kratzer, Valentina Freising & Christina Hillinger

2008

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans [Werner Herzog] s35-to-35mm/c; 2uc: Jerry Jacob

2009

Free Like Me [Ezna Sands] pre-production; scheduled for an April start

2009

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done [Werner Herzog] RED-to-35mm/c

2009

Hated [Lee Madsen] RED (Hawk Scope & Elite Scope)/c; 2uc: Jessica Bennett

 

With dir Werner Herzog [right] - "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"

 

2010

Cave of Forgotten Dreams [Werner Herzog] HD (3-D)-to-D-Cinema/c; doc/89m

2010

Chloe and Theo/Theo [Ezna Sands] scope/c; cph: Luke Geissbühler; addph: Aaron Krummel 

2010

Die Wand/The Wall [Julian Roman Pölsler] RED-to-35mm scope/c; cph: Helmut Pirnat, Christian Berger, Markus Fraunholz, Richi Wagner, Hans Selikovsky, a.o.; filmed June 2010-February 2011

2011

Into the Abyss/Gazing Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life/Death Row [Werner Herzog] HD/c; doc/105m; add cam: Jerry Hattan, Dave Roberson, a.o.; released in 2011; see Television (2011)

2012

Angélique/Angélique, Marquise des Anges [Ariel Zeitoun] RED Epic/c; 2uc: Manu Alberts & (France) Alexandre Szabo-Fresnais

2013

Tom Turbo - Der Film [Dirk Regel] RED Epic scope/c; 2uc: Erik Söllner

2013

Red Army [Gabe Polsky] b&w-c; doc/76m; cph: Svetlana Cvetko; addph: G. Polsky

2013

Queen of the Desert [Werner Herzog] RED Epic Dragon & Scarlet/c; filmed 2013-14 (principal photography started on 13 January 2014)

 

 TELEVISION & INTERNET

1990

Die Arbeitersaga [ep #4 'Das Lachen der Maca Daracz' dir by Dieter Berner] 4-part miniseries, 1988-91; 2uc (+ 2ud); ph: Pascal Hoffmann

1991

Ein Wahnsinnskind [Erhard Riedlsperger] 6-part series

1992

Dieses naive Verlangen [Götz Spielmann] tvm

1993

Operation Dunarea [Erhard Riedlsperger] 6-part series

1994

Die letzten Männer/The Last Real Men [Ulrich Seidl] doc/60m/16mm-35bu; + ed

1994

Drei Sekunden Ewigkeit/Die zappelige Angelika [Jörg Graser] tvm

1994

Auf immer und ewig [Julian Pölsler] 13-part series

1994

Die Angst vor der Idylle/Fear of the Idyll [Götz Spielmann] tvm

1995

Tod für fünf Stimmen [- Der Komponist Carlo Gesualdo (1560-1613)]/Gesualdo - Death for Five Voices [Werner Herzog] doc/59m/s16

1995

Bilder einer Ausstellung [Ulrich Seidl] doc/45m/v; + ed

1995

Die Straßen von Berlin [ep #5 'Wiener Blut' dir by Peter Ariel & #6 'Die letzte Fahrt der Ashanti Star' dir by Werner Masten] 22-part series, 1995-96, 1998 (2 series), 1999 & 2000; 1st season, 1995-96; cph (#5): Atze Glanert

1995

Das größte Fest des Jahres - Weihnachten bei unseren Fernsehfamilien [ep from 'Unser Lehrer Dr. Specht' dir by Werner Masten] tvm; 4 seg; other ph: Peter Badel, Robert Berghoff & Alfred Tichawsky

1996

Der Kapitän [ep #4 'Zwischen den Fronten' dir by Erhard Riedlsperger] 9-part series/s16, 1997, 2000 (2 ep) & 2009 (2 ep); 1st season, 1997 (5 ep); other ph: Reiner Lauter (#3 & #5) & Grzegorz Kedzierski (#1-2)

1996

Unser Lehrer Dr. Specht [ep #51 'Kurzer Prozess', #52 'Das Geständnis', #53 'Blaue Flecke', #54 'Ein verlässlicher Zeuge' & #55 'Das Gespenst' dir by Werner Masten] pilot + 68-part series, 1992-1999; 4th season, 1996

1996

Singles [ep #7 'Spurensuche', #8 'Blondine bevorzugt' & #9 'Der Test' dir by Erhard Riedlsperger] 9-part series, 1997

1997

Der Busenfreund [Ulrich Seidl] doc/60m/v; cph: Heinz Brandner, Jerzy Palacz & Hans Selikovsky

1997

Die Straßen von Berlin [ep #7 'Terror' dir by Werner Masten (WM) & #12 'Endstation' dir by WM] 2nd season, 1998; see 1995

1997

Kaisermühlen Blues [ep #33-44 dir by Erhard Riedlsperger] 64-part series, 1992-99; 5th season, 1997

1998

Die Straßen von Berlin [ep #14 'Blutwurst und Weißwein' dir by Werner Masten (WM), #16 'Das rote Pulver' dir by WM & #17 'CQ 371' dir by WM] 3rd season, 1998; see 1995

1998

MA 2412 [ep #1-3 & #6-9 dir by Harald Sicheritz] 34-part comedy series, 1998-2002; 1st season, 1998-99

1999

Mayday! Überfall auf hoher See/Der Tanker [Werner Masten] tvm

1999

Die Straßen von Berlin [ep #18 'Falschgeld' dir by Werner Masten] 4th season, 1999; see 1995

1999

Der Kapitän [ep #7 'Das Geheimnis der Viking' dir by Helmut Metzger] 2nd season, 2000; see 1996

2000

Bargeld lacht [Hajo Gies] tvm

2000

Jetzt bringen wir unsere Männer um/Zwei Leben nach dem Tod [Holger Gotha & Peter Zeitlinger] tvm/16mm

2001

Aszendent Liebe [Helmut Metzger] tvm

2001

Einspruch für die Liebe [Helmut Metzger] tvm

2002

Der Bestseller [ep #2 'Mord auf italienisch' dir by Jörg Grünler] 3-part series, 2001-04

2003

Plötzlich wieder 16/Für immer jung [Andi Niessner] tvm

2003

Männer im gefährlichen Alter [Hajo Gies] tvm

2004

Der Bestseller [ep #3 'Wiener Blut' dir by Dirk Regel] see 2002

2005

Die Liebe eines Priesters [Franz Josef Gottlieb] tvm

2005

Kommissar Bayerl [Werner Masten] pilot/s16

2006

Das Traumhotel [ep #7 'Afrika' dir by Otto W. Retzer] 20-part series, 2004-14; aired in 2007

2007

Das Traumhotel [ep #9 'Karibik' & #10 'China' dir by Otto W. Retzer] aired in 2008; 2uc (#10): Erik Söllner; filmed February (#9) & September (#10); see 2006

2008

Männer lügen nicht/Men Don't Lie [Bettina Woernle] tvm/s16; 2uc: Erik Söllner

2008

Auftrag in Afrika/Der Botschafter [Sigi Rothemund] tvm; aph: Michael Boxrucker

2010

Das Traumhotel [ep #16 'Tobago' dir by Otto W. Retzer] aired in 2011; see 2006

2010

Oma wider Willen/Meine Oma ist die Beste [Sigi Rothemund] tvm

2011

On Death Row (USA title)/Death Row (UK title) [ep #1 'Portrait: James Barnes', #2 'Portrait: Linda Carty', #3 'Portrait: Joseph Garcia and George Rivas' & #4 'Portrait: Hank Skinner' dir by Werner Herzog] 8-part doc series/HD, 2012-13; 1st season, 2012 (4 ep); add cam: Jerry Hattan, Dave Roberson (+ ph 2nd season), a.o.; shown on Investigation Discovery-tv (USA) & Channel 4-tv (UK) (2012); see Films (2011)

2011

Afrika ruft nach dir [Karsten Wichniarz] tvm; 2uc: Erik Söllner

2011

Verfolgt - Der kleine Zeuge/Bei Einbruch der Dunkelheit/At Nightfall [Andreas Senn] tvm/RED One & Epic

2013

From One Second to the Next [Werner Herzog] HD/c; doc/35m; cph: David Roberson; presented by AT&T, Verizon, Sprint & T-Mobile (part of the 'It Can Wait' campaign); premiered on internet in August

2013

Die verbotene Frau [Hansjörg Thurn] tvm/HD

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1984

Fliehkraft [Nikolaus Leytner; short/42m] c.asst (+ ed); ph: Hermann Dunzendorfer; prod HfMDK

1986

Paradise Ges.m.b.H./Paradise Ltd. [Nikolaus Leytner; feature] ed; ph: Hermann Dunzendorfer

1988

Courage Mountain/Nightwalker [Christopher Leitch] focus puller (Austria); ph: Jacques Steyn

1990

Good News [: Von Kolporteuren, toten Hunden und anderen Wienern] [Ulrich Seidl; doc/95m & 131m] co-ed; ph: Hans Selikovsky; filmed March 1989-April 1990

1994

Eine Schädigung [co-scrpl: Silvia Vas] based on novel by Libuse Moníková

1999

Gute Mädchen kommen in den Himmel, böse überall hin [co-scrpl: Holger Gotha & Silvia Zeitlinger] planned as a tvm (2001)

 

 FILMS & TELEVISION AS DIRECTOR

1981

Abendgrauen/Sunset of Horror [short/b&w/?m; + scrpl/ed] ph: Hannes Eder; prod HfMDK

1982

Leben um zu Sterben/Living to Die [doc/?m; + prod/scrpl/ed] ph: Götz Spielmann; prod HfMDK

1998

Carbrake [co-d: Silvia Zeitlinger] ph: ?

1998

Granny's Birthday/Granny on the Beach [co-d: Silvia Zeitlinger] ph: ?; prod Kunstuniversität Linz

1999

The Corps [short; co-d: Holger Gotha; + ed] ph: Lukas Kronsteiner

200?

Der andalusische Frosch [short; co-d: Holger Gotha & Silvia Vas; + co-scrpl/part] ph: Wieland Moser

2000

Die Brücke [short] ph: ?; prod Kunstuniversität Linz

2000

Jetzt bringen wir unsere Männer um [co-d: Holger Gotha; + ph] see Television

2000

Feindbild [co-d: Holger Gotha; + co-scrpl/ph/ed] see Films

2002

Dangerous Interrogation [short] ph: ?