Miscellaneous: member of the German Society of Cinematographers, German Academy of Motion Pictures and the European Film Academy
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2017 | Best Cinematography for "Die Kleine Hexe (The Little Witch)"
Deutscher Filmpreis 2011 | nomination Best Cinematography | for "Das Lied in mir"
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2010 | best cinematography | for "The Day I Wasn’t Born (Das Lied in mir)"
Eastman Förderpreis 2011 | for "Das Lied in mir"
Grimme Preis nomination 2011 | for "Keine Angst"
Schweizer Fernsehpreis 2011 | for "Der letzte Weynfeldt"
Deutscher Fernsehpreis 2007 | for "Rose"
Eastman Förderpreis 2005 | for "Rose"
Deutscher Kamerapreis 2003 | Best Cinematography for "Vida! Fragmento de un recuerdo"
Grenzland Filmtage 2003 | Hawk Cinematography Award by Vantage Film for "Kiki & Tiger"
Academy Award nomination 2003 | Hon. Foreign Student Film for "Kuscheldoktor"
Deutscher Kamerapreis 2002 | for "Kuscheldoktor"
KODAK Award 2002 | for "Kuscheldoktor" + "Vida! Fragmento de un recuerdo"
ADC Junior Team Award 1998 | for "RicReisen"
2023 | A Better Place | Komplizen Film, Studiocanal Series | WDR | TV series | Director: Anne Berrached, Konstantin Bock, showrunner Alexander Lindh
2022 | Fifty Fifty | feature | Director: Alireza Golafshan | 100’
2021 | JGA Jasmin.Gina.Anna | feature | Director: Alireza Golafshan | 110’
2020 | Ecocide (Ökozid) | TV/streaming | Director: Andres Veiel | 90’
2019 | The Peppercorns (Die Pfefferkörner) | feature | Director: Christian Theede | 90’
2018 | Goldfishes (Die Goldfische) | feature | Director: Alireza Golafshan | 110’
2017 | Deutschland86 | TV/streaming | Director: Florian Cossen | 10x45’
2016 | The Little Witch (Die Kleine Hexe) | feature | Director: Mike Schaerer | 90’
2015 | Heidi | feature | Director: Alireza Golafshan | 110’
2015 | German History X: Mitten in Deutschland: NSU | TV/streaming | Director: Florian Cossen | 90’
2013 | Vigilia | feature | Director: Julieta Ledesma | 120’
2013 | Miss Sixty | feature | Director: Sigrid Hoerner | 94’
2012 | Grüninger’s Fall (Akte Grüninger) | feature | Director: Alireza Golafshan | 90’
2012 | The little Ghost (Das kleine Gespenst) | feature | Director: Alireza Golafshan | 88’
2011 | Unter Verdacht: Elegante Lösung | TV/streaming | Director: Aelrun Goette | 90’
2010 | The day I was not born (Das Lied in mir) | feature | Director: Florian Cossen | 98’
2010 | The last Weynfeldt (Der letzte Weynfeldt) | TV/streaming | Director: Alain Gsponer | 92’
2009 | My Words, My Lies – My Love (Lila, Lila) | feature | Director: Alireza Golafshan | 108’
2009 | No fear (Keine Angst) | TV/streaming | Director: Aelrun Goette | 90’
2008 | Polizeiruf 110 – Wie ist die Welt so stille | TV/streaming | Director: Alain Gsponer | 90’
2006 | Life actually (Das wahre Leben) | feature | Director: Alain Gsponer | 100’
2005 | Rose | feature | Director: Alain Gsponer | 92’
2002 | Kiki & Tiger | feature | Director: Alain Gsponer | 56’
Matthias grew up in enclosed West-Berlin, super8 film curling around his feet due to his father’s obsession to record family history. Early on he started shooting stop-motion shorts, documentaries and a 30’ short in Super8 cinemascope at the age of 14 and finally got caught looking into a selfconstructed film viewer, seeing his grandfather playing crocket in the garden who had passed away a couple of months before.
After a brief dip into studying meteorology he got another offer to work in a commercial production – and never went back. Making his way through all the technical jobs behind the camera in feature and music video productions Matthias finally graduated as a DP from reknown Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg with over 20 shorts under his belt which had earned him a handful of awards and an Academy Award nomination as honorary foreign student film.
Based in Berlin and Buenos Aires Matthias has shot over a dozen feature films and some tv movies and commercials since then. Right now he lives in Berlin and Munich.