Growing up in Tanzania and Kenya I was drawn to films from a young age. This interest lead me to studying film at the APA International Film School in Sydney, Australia after graduating from high school. There I quickly found my passion for cinematography and haven’t looked back since.
After completing my studies in Australia I moved to Germany and completed a Diploma in Cinematography at the Media Arts Academy in Cologne.
Since then I’ve been working on documentaries, commercials and dramas as a freelance Cinematographer both in Germany and on an international level. My knowledge in German, English, Spanish and (basic) French help me quickly connect with people and understand other perspectives. I love working in a team and collaborating with people to bring a vision to life. The creative process in finding the right visual language that suits the director’s story is a challenge that I love and cherish. It never gets boring as no two projects are the same.
Thus far I have received multiple cinematography awards for my work as well as an invitation to the Berlin Talent Campus in 2018.
Additional awards & nominations for projects I lensed
2018 UK Monthly Film Festival Best Horror 20 mins or less for Another Game
2018 Glasgow Horror Festival: Bitsize Best Breakout Short for Another Game
2018 Winner UND BITTE Filmfest for Mein Freund Der Deutsche
2017 Glashütte Original Dokumentarfilmpreis Nomination at the Berlin Film Festival for Eisenkopf
2017 First Steps Nomination for Eisenkopf
2016 Kurz Film Festival Köln Audience Award for Mein Freund Der Deutsche
2016 Prädikat Besonders Wertvoll for Der Storyteller
2014 Shortlist Porsche Award for Der Storyteller
2014 Spotlight Gold Student Award for Der Storyteller
2014 2. Place Young Directors Awards (Director Milan Kappen) for Der Storyteller
2014 Nominated at the Nichts Wie Weg Mit Dem Deutschen Qualitätskino Festival for Der Storyteller
2014 Winner Next Generation/Short Tiger Award
2013 Winner kurzundschön for Der Storyteller & Wahre Gefühle
I use a large variety of gear but over the years I’ve acquired a large selection of gear that I take on my shoots or rent out. A few highlights are:
Arri Alexa SXT W Kit
Red Epic Dragon Kit
Ursa Mini G2 Kit
Orion Altas Anamorphic Lens Set
Laowa Ooom Cine Zoom
Flanders Scientific CM171 17” Monitor
Astera Tita Set
Among other things…