Cinematographer: Friede Clausz

Damian John Harper

Born in 1986 in Halle (Saale), Germany. For 14 years he played classical violoncello, later on drums in the punk band "206", before discovering cinematography. He has been working in the camera and lighting departments of several film and television productions and created short films, documentaries and music videos as a cinematographer before studying cinematography at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF).
For the short "Teardrop", directed by Damian John Harper, he won three awards for Best Cinematography at the Int. Short Film Festival Almería en Corto, at the Int. Student Film Festival Sehsüchte and the Int. Festival of Filmschools Munich and was nominated for "The Golden Tadpole" at Plus Camerimage. For the short " Dogs Like Us" he got the Romanian Society of Cinematographers Award at the Int. Student Film Festival Cinemaiubit in Bucharest. His first feature documentary "Wasteland - So that no one becomes aware of it", directed by Anne Kodura was nominated for the "Crystal Bear" at the 63rd Berlinale Generation.

Filmography (Selection)
2014 - LOS ÁNGELES / Feature / D: Damian John Harper
2013 - WASTELAND - SO THAT NO ONE BECOMES AWARE OF IT / Documentary / D: Anne Kodura
2013 - TWO MOTHERS / Feature / D: Anne Zohra Berrached
2012 - DOGS LIKE US / Short / D: Anne Zohra Berrached
2011 - TEARDROP / Short / D: Damian John Harper
2010 - NATHALIA / Documentary / D: Amparo Mejías Auñón