Luise is a Michael-Ballhaus Award winning cinematographer for national and international
documentary films, reportage, art and music videos, based in Berlin. She graduated from
the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund. Her documentary film VALENTINA,
premiered at the 66th Berlinale, marking the beginning of her career.

Over the years, Luise has shot cinema and TV-documentaries worldwide in Asia, Africa,
South America and Europe. Her films have been showcased and have won numerous awards
at various national and international film festivals.

One of Luise’s talents is her ability to find compelling visuals in the most extraordinary
situations. It doesn't matter whether she is shooting in a maternity hospital in Sudan,
a Japanese traffic intersection or in a border police boat in Spain at night. Her doc-style
visuals are imbued with a fictional feel, emotional depth, a high regard for every subject
and always a precise feeling for the right moment.

Luise is a member of the German Film Academy, the Cinematographinnen Women Cinematographers
Network and the founder of the Berlin Film Collective Mareschka.

Experience abroad: Sudan/South Sudan (crisis region), Ukraine (crisis region), Rwanda, USA, Chile, Venezuela,
Japan, Indonesia, North-Macedonia, Turkey, Spain, Netherlands, Swiss, Austria

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

selection

2016 Michael-Ballhaus Award for Best Cinematography at the First Steps Awards - Germany
2017 Award for Best Cinematography at the Queens World Film Festival - USA

2016 Prix Special du Jury at the Poitiers Film Festival - France
2016 Prix du Public at the Poitiers Film Festival - France
2016 Prix Amnesty International France at the Poitiers Film Festival - France
2016 Best Documentary at Filmschau Baden-Württemberg - Germany
2016 Price of the Studentenwerks Greifswald + Special Mention international Jury at dokumentART
2017 Best Documentary at International Film Festival of the Caribbean Sea
2017 Best Documentary at the Queens World Film Festival - USA
2017 Prix du Public at the Film Festival Brive - France
2017 Best Documentary at the Mediawave - Hungary
2017 Best Documentary at the Stiff Festival - Croatia
2017 Best Feature Documentary at the San Jose International Film Awards
2017 IDA - International Documentary Award at the International Documentary Film Festival - Austria
2021 Best Feature Documentary at FIC - Mexico
2021 Best Director at DOC LA Documentary Film Festival Los Angeles - USA
2023 Best Documentary at Hessischer Filmpreis - Germany
2023 3Sat Documentary Award at Duisburger Filmwoche - Germany

2013 DOK. Leipzig - German Selection - Germany
2016 Berlinale - Perspektive Deutsches Kino - Germany
2016 Nominated for the First Steps Awards - Best Cinematography and Best Documentary - Germany
2016 Nominated Best University Film at German Human Rigths Film Award - Germany
2023 Nominated for VFF Documentary Producer Award at DOK.fest Munich - Germany
2024 Nominated for Grimme Award - Germany

FILMOGRAPHY

selection as cinematographer

2024

MOVIE KINTSUGI (WT) - in development
Feature documentary / ca. 90 Min / D. Eva Knopf
P. Ryohei Tsutsui / trixta Japan, Maximilian Haslberger / Americafilm
BKM-Produktionsförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

MODERN PETS (WT) – in development
Feature documentary / ca. 90 Min / D. Madeleine Dallmeyer
P. Tondowski Films, Alex Tondowski
http://www.tondowskifilms.com/Films/IN-DEVELOPMENT/CAT-FLAP
BKM - Stoffentwicklungsförderung 2020
Entwicklungsförderung - Robert Bosch Stiftung
Pitch at DOKFest Leipzig Copro-Market 2019
Pitch at Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival 2019 in China

2023

ZDF 37° - FOG OF WAR (WT) - in post production
TV documentary / ca. 30 Min / D. Daniel Sager
P. ZDF 37°, Daniel Sager

SHE - PUNK (WT) - in post production
TV documentary / ca. 52 Min / D. Christine Franz
P. ARTE, studio.tv.film Robert Busè

HAWAIIS HEILIGSTER BERG
TV documentary / 30 Min / D. Aljoscha Hofmann
P. SRF / 3Sat, NZZ Format, Aljoscha Hofmann Film

DOPPELHAUSHÄLFTE #3 - in post production - B-Cam
Serie / à 26 Min / DOP. Tilo Hauke, Julia Schlingmann / D. diverse
P. ZDF Neo, Iconoclast Films

EINZELTÄTER - Teil 1 München / Teil 2 Halle / Teil 3 Hanau (2018-2022)
Feature documentary / 3x 90 Min / D. Julian Vogel
P. CORSO Film- und Fernsehproduktion, ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel
DOK.fest München 2023 / Max Ophüls Filmfestival 2023 / Lichter Filmfest 2023
Hessischer Filmpreis 2023 / Duisburger Filmwoche 2023
Nominated for Grimme Award 2024

2022

TRACES OF RESPONSIBILITY - in post production
interactive Web documentary / ca. 90 Min / D. Anja Reiss, Jann Andereeg
P. Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion

3SAT AB 18! - LUVRE'S RELEASE
TV documentary / 35 Min / D. Simone Catharina Gaul
P. CORSO Film- und Fernsehproduktion, 3Sat Ab 18! Reihe
3Sat Screening date 28 November 2022 + 3Sat Mediathek
https://pressetreff.3sat.de/programm/dossier/10-jahre-ab-18-die-filme

ZDF 37° - HELFEN IM KRISENGEBIET
TV documentary / 30 Min / D. Daniel Sager
P. ZDF 37°, Daniel Sager
ZDF Screening date 8 November 2022 + ZDF Mediathek

VOX - KINDER, WIE GEHT'S?
TV documentary / 2 Folgen / D. Simone Catharina Gaul, Madeleine Dallmeyer
P. Megaherz GmbH
VOX Screening date 17 September 2022

2021

ZDF INFO - KOKAIN FÜR DEUTSCHLAND - KOKSEN, DEALEN, SCHMUGGELN
TV documentary / 45 Min / D. Daniel Sager
P. 99pro Media Gmbh, ZDF info
ZDF info Screening date 27 May 2022 + ZDF info Mediathek

ZDF 37° - DEIN ZIEL IST MEIN WEG - MENSCHEN, DIE UNS BEWEGEN
TV documentary / 45 Min / D. Aljoscha Hofmann
P. ZDF 37°, Aljoscha Hofmann Filmproduktion
ZDF Screening date 4 July 2022 + ZDF Mediathek

SCHLANGENKNABEN - SCHWESTERN
Musicvideo / 3 Min / D. Elisa Pufürst
P. Schlangenknaben Production
Pornfilmfestival 2022 - Berlin
Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden Exhibition "Happiness" 2023

3SAT - DIE KRAFT DER KLÄNGE - MUSIK ALS MEDIZIN
TV documentary / 45 Min / D. Anja Reiss
P. Storyhouse Productions, 3Sat
3Sat Screening date 16 September 2021 + 3Sat Mediathek

TRU DOKU - KLEINWUCHS
Web documentary / 13 Min / D. Svenja Nagel
P. Nadja Brandt, DRIVE beta, Funk ARD ZDF

UNSCRIPTED - SARAH ILLENBERGER
Artist Portrait / 1 Min / D. Jana Buchholz
P. Kvadrat

SCHLANGENKNABEN - NÄNIE
Musicvideo / 3 Min / D. Maximilian Feldmann, Liza Jakob
P. Schlangenknaben Production
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWSyAgVO2HU

AUTOS
Feature Theaterfilm / 90 Min / D. Florian Hein
P. Schauspielhaus Dortmund
Premiere Screening date 04 June 2021
https://www.theaterdo.de/produktionen/detail/filmpremiere-autos/

2020

THE BLUE SHIELD (WT) - SHIELDING CULTURE FROM RAVAGES OF WAR
Feature documentary / ca. 90 Min / D. Daniel Roher
P. Odessa Rae, Shane Boris, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, Fishbowl Films L.A

TRU DOKU - MEIN LEBEN NACH DEM MISSBRAUCH
Web documentary / 17 Min / D. Svenja Nagel
P. Nadja Brandt, DRIVE beta, Funk ARD ZDF

IGEL & HASE (AT) - ZEBULI & TOBI
Pilot - TV Documentary serie for Kids / ca. 10 Min / D. Madeleine Dallmeyer
P. Stefanie Daubek Film Production Austria

ARCHIV DER FLUCHT
Documentary / web archiv / Block 7 / K. Carolin Emcke, Manuela Bojadžijev
P. HKW - Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Kulturstiftung des Bundes

2019

ZDF LEIDENSCHAFT, ALTER! - Eine Umweltaktivistin, eine Politlegende, eine Demo
TV documentary / 30 Min / D. Jana Buchholz
P. ZDF, doclights GmbH
ZDF Screening date 02 April 2020 + ZDF Mediathek

ZDF LEIDENSCHAFT, ALTER! - Ein Senioren-Chor, eine Metal-Band, ein Song
TV documentary / 30 Min / D. Jana Buchholz
P. ZDF, doclights GmbH
ZDF Screening date 02 April 2020 + ZDF Mediathek

ZDF LEIDENSCHAFT, ALTER! - Ein Spitzenkoch, ein Hobbykoch, ein Menü
TV documentary / 30 Min / D. Schyda Vasseghi
P. ZDF, doclights GmbH
ZDF Screening date 02 April 2020 + ZDF Mediathek

ARCHIV DER FLUCHT
Documentary / web archiv / Block 5+6 / K. Carolin Emcke, Manuela Bojadžijev
P. HKW - Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Kulturstiftung des Bundes

THE STORY WON'T DIE
Feature documentary / 90 Min / D. David Henry Gerson
P. Odessa Rae, Phoenix Films L.A
https://thestorywontdie.com/
HotDocs 2021 / AFI Docs / WatchDocs 2021 / AmericanFilmFestival 2021 / Doc La 2021

ABU HAJAR - MUHKAM TANZILI أبو حجر - محكم تنزيلي
Musicvideo / D. David Henry Gerson
P. Odessa Rae, Phoenix Films, Viktoria Stolpe
official release 20 March 2020

ROPE
Short / 15min / D. Yannick Zaray P. Yannick Zaray

TRUTH BOX
Music/Dance Film / 3 Min / D. Aljoscha Hofmann
P. Albrecht Ziepert, Tabea Schrenk, Aljoscha Hofmann
at international Dance Film Festivals

2018

ZDF 37° - GUTER HOFFNUNG
TV documentary / 45 Min / D. Aljoscha Hofmann
P. ZDF 37°, Aljoscha Hofmann Filmproduktion
ZDF Screening date 26 March 2019 + ZDF Mediathek

QUEER – THREE BODIES – in post production
Documentary / Pilot / ca. 20 Min. / D. Elisa Purfürst
P. Elisa Purfürst

HKW – THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME EXIBITION
Documentary / 7 Min / D. Madeleine Dallmeyer, Anja Reiß
P. HKW – Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin

ISABEL BERNHEIMER - Bernheimer Contemporary
Corporate Art Video / 4 Min / D. Madeleine Dallmeyer, Elisa Purfürst
P. NobNob Video

BETI (WT)
Documentary / D. Rebecca Panian
P. Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion

2017

AVE
Short / D. Irfan Akcadag
P. überRot Filmproduktion, gefördert durch die NRW-Filmstiftung

NATURA URBANA - THE BRACHEN OF BERLIN
Feature documentary / 72 Min / D. Matthew Gandy
P. University of Cambridge
Vision du Reel 2017 / Achtung Berlin 2018
www.naturaurbana.org

DIE ELSTER - KINO
Kino Spot / 1 Min / D. Maximilian Feldmann
P. Rozinante Productions, Polizei Kriminalprävention der Länder und des Bundes

DIE ELSTER - AQUISE
Web Spot / 2 Min / D. Maximilian Feldmann
P. Rozinante Productions, Polizei Kriminalprävention der Länder und des Bundes

2016

PARIS X BERLIN
Short / 15 Min / D. Margit Schild
P. Studentenwerk Berlin
Exhibition 10 June 2016, Berlin

ZDF 37° - SALAM, SHALOM, HALLELUJA
TV documentary / 45 Min / D. Aljoscha Hofmann
P. ZDF 37°, Aljoscha Hofmann Filmproduktion
ZDF Screening date 28 March 2017

VALENTINA
Documentary / 51 Min / D. Maximilian Feldmann
P. Filmakademie Ludwigsburg CP. FH-Dortmund
Berlinale 2016, Gemany - Perspektive Deutsches Kino
more Filmfestivals and Awards www.valentina-film.com

2015

ZEIGE DEINE WUNDE
TV-Socialspot / 30 Sec / D. Maximilian Feldmann
P. Nadja Hermann, Stiftung Deutsche Depressions Hilfe

DAS HAUS NEBEN DEN GLEISEN
Feature documentary / 72 Min / D. Simone Catharina Gaul, Nora Fingscheidt
DOP. Luise Schröder, Julia Höhnemann, Carina Neubohn, Anne Bolick
P. Caritas- Verband Stuttgart

PENTATONES
Mockumentary / 4 Min / D. Aljoscha Hofmann P. Pentatones
VICE 2015

2014

ZDF 37° - WIE WIR UNS TRAUEN
TV documentary / 45 Min / D. Aljoscha Hofmann
P. ZDF 37°, Aljoscha Hofmann Filmproduktion
ZDF Screening date 22 July 2014

ALLES ÜBER MEINEN VATER
Documentary / Teaser / D. Anja Reiss, Jann Anderegg
P. Anja Reiss

FLUCHT WELTWEIT
Installation / 1 Min / D. Anja Reiss
P. Federal Ministery of Economic Cooperation and Devolpment
Exhibition 24 November 2014, Berlin

2013

CARACAS
Documentary / 51 Min / D. Maximilian Feldmann
P. Filmakademie Ludwigsburg
DOK. Leipzig 2013, Germany - German Selection
www.caracas-film.de

LOW SEASON
Documentary / 41 Min / D. Madeleine Dallmeyer
P. Bayerischer Rundfunk / Filmakademie Ludwigsburg
Internationales Filmfestival Pakistan 2015 - Best Feature - won

2012

ICH KANNTE MAL JEMANDEN IN KENTUCKY
Short / 22 Min / D. Gunar Meinhold
P. FH-Dortmund
Oberhausener Kurzfilmtage 2013, Germany

2011

YOU ARE LATE, THE MINERS ARE OUT
Documentary / 52 Min / D. Anna Bartholdy P. Filmakademie Ludwigsburg
GLOBALE Berlin 2012, Germany

MACHT UND OHNMACHT
Short / 14 Min / D. Gunar Meinhold, Dominik Leube, Tilo Hauke
P. FH-Dortmund
Oberhausener Kurzfilmtage 2011, Germany