Born in 1978 in Switzerland. Stephan studied cinematography
at the "Konrad Wolf Film School" in Potsdam Babelsberg (Germany). Before
cinematography, he studied photography in basel and worked in fashion,
food and architecture photography.
"PLANET CARLOS" was his first full-length feature shoot in Nicaragua,
whitch was selected for Tokyo International Filmfestival (Competition)
in 2008 and received the Second Audience Award at the Bergamo
Filmmeeting in 2009.
"WAY HOME (VERGISS DEIN ENDE)" is his graduate Feature and was nominated
for "Best Cinematographers Debut" at the Plus Camerimage Art of
Cinematography Festival 2011. Salomeas Nose was nominated at the 25th
German Cinematography Award 2015.
Stephan is based in Berlin and works in features, commercials and documentaries.
Awards / Nominations
Nomination - 25th German Cinematography Award
11th Kin Women's International Film Festival Grand Prix - Best Film
NW Short Film Festival Best Director - Best Writing
48th Worldfest Houston Platinum Remi Award
43rd Festival of Nations Lenzing Award
Best Picture - Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-Preis, Saarbrücken 2014
May Home (Vergiss dein Ende)
plus Camerimage Nomination "Cinematographers & Director Debut" 2011
Best Actress Torino International Filmfestival 2011
Ghandi Glasses Award Torino International Filmfestival 2011
Best Picture - Studio Hamburg Young Talent Award 2011
Honorable mentioning FIPRESCI Filmfestival Schwerin 2011
Young Talent Award - Filmfestival Schwerin 2011
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Achtung Berlin Filnfestival 2011
Winner Second Audience Award 27. Bergamo Filmmeeting 2009
Competition at the Tokyo International Filmfestival 2008
Nomination for best Cinematography (SCIFE 2007)
Award for Best Director, Best Cutter, Best Main Actress (SCIFE07)