Benedict Neuenfels

Benedict Neuenfels

Darsteller, Kamera, Produzent
*11.03.1966 Bern, Schweiz

Biography

Benedict Neuenfels was born March 11, 1966, in Bern. After finishing school, the son of actress Elisabeth Trissenaar and director Hans Neuenfels worked as an assistant cinematographer for Xaver Schwarzenberger and Robby Müller, among others. From 1988 to 1994, Neuenfels studied at Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie (dffb). Afterwards, he was the cinematographer of movie productions like "Bunte Hunde" ("The Break") and "Frau Rettich, die Czerny und ich" ("Mrs. Rettich, Czerny and Me"). Since 1996, Neuenfels teaches image composition at Filmakademie Ludwigsburg and at dffb. He repeatedly collaborated with director Dominik Graf, for instance, for the TV movies "Der Skorpion" ("The Scorpion") and "Deine besten Jahre", and for "Der Felsen" ("A Map of the Heart") and "Der rote Kakadu" ("The Red Cockatoo"). His most important productions for the movie screen include "Lost Killers", directed by Dito Tsintsadze, and the ensemble comedy "Sie haben Knut" ("They"ve Got Knut"), directed by Stefan Krohmer.

Neuenfels won several nominations for the German camera award and won the award for his composition of "Deine besten Jahre" and "Lost Killers". Furthermore, he won the Max Ophuels award for "Die fliegenden Kinder" in 1992, and the Adolf Grimme award for the TV crime film "Sperling und das Loch in der Wand" in 1997.

In 2006, he was in charge of cinematography for Stefan Ruzowitzky's concentration camp drama "Die Fälscher" ("The Counterfeiters") that won the 2008 Academy award as "Best foreign language film". In faded, nearly monochrome images, he visualized the story's atmosphere between desolation and hope and, thus, made a significant contribution to the film's impact – a performance that won him a nomination for the German film award in 2007. In 2008, Neuenfels won the Bavarian film award and the German film award for filming Maria Schrader's drama "Liebesleben" ("Love Life"), based on the novel by Zeruya Shalev.

Filmography

2016/2017 Borowski und das dunkle Netz
Director of photography
 
2016/2017 Styx
Director of photography
 
2016 Die Hölle - Inferno
Director of photography
 
2014/2015 Der Fall Barschel
Director of photography
 
2014/2015 Mädchen im Eis
Director of photography
 
2013/2014 Schönefeld Boulevard
Director of photography
 
2013 Borowski und der Engel
Director of photography
 
2012/2013 Das radikal Böse
Director of photography
 
2011/2012 Riskante Patienten
Director of photography
 
2011/2012 Das Wochenende
Director of photography
 
2010/2011 Homevideo
Director of photography
 
2010-2012 Weil ich schöner bin
Director of photography
 
2009/2010 Mahler auf der Couch
Director of photography
 
2009/2010 Valerie
Director of photography
 
2009 Villalobos
Director of photography
 
2008/2009 Mit ruhiger Hand
Director of photography
 
2008/2009 24 h Berlin - Ein Tag im Leben
Director of photography
 
2007/2008 Anonyma - Eine Frau in Berlin
Director of photography
 
2007 Auf dem Vulkan
Director of photography
 
2006/2007 Die Fälscher
Director of photography
 
2006/2007 Dreams of Happiness
Director of photography
 
2006 Don't Try This at Home
Participation
 
2005/2006 Der Mann von der Botschaft
Director of photography
 
2005-2007 Liebesleben
Director of photography
 
2004-2006 Der Rote Kakadu
Director of photography
 
2004 21 Liebesbriefe
Director of photography
 
2004 Invasion of the Planet Earth
Director of photography
 
2003/2004 Cowgirl
Director of photography
 
2002/2003 Sie haben Knut
Director of photography
 
2002-2004 Olgas Sommer
Director of photography
 
2001/2002 Der Felsen
Director of photography
 
2001/2002 Mut proben!
Director of photography
 
2001 99euro-films
Director of photography
 
1999/2000 Lost Killers
Director of photography
 
1999/2000 "Ich bin keiner von uns" - Der Schriftsteller Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Director of photography
 
1998/1999 Deine besten Jahre
Director of photography
 
1998 Mein großer Freund
Director of photography
 
1997/1998 Frau Rettich, die Czerny und ich
Director of photography
 
1997 Der Skorpion
Director of photography
 
1996/1997 Doktor Knock
Director of photography
 
1996 Die lebende Bombe
Director of photography
 
1995 Frau Bu lacht
Director of photography
 
1994/1995 Bunte Hunde
Director of photography
 
1993/1994 Frauen sind was Wunderbares
Director of photography
 
1993 Die Verflechtung
Director of photography
 
1993 Bilder von anderswo
Director of photography
 
1993 Meine Sterne und meine Himmel
Director of photography
 
1992 Felix
Director of photography
 
1992 Jenseits der Schatten
Director of photography
 
1991/1992 Die fliegenden Kinder
Director of photography, Producer
 
1990/1991 Bis ans Ende der Welt
Director of photography
 
1989/1990 Das blinde Ohr der Oper
Director of photography
 
1989 Monarchia
Director of photography
 
1988 Europa und der zweite Apfel
Director of photography
 
1987/1988 Ödipussi
Assistant camera
 
1987 Gewitter im Mai
Assistant camera
 
1987 Otto - Der neue Film
Assistant camera, Clapper loader
 
1985/1986 Momo
Assistant camera
 
1982/1983 Heinrich Penthesilea von Kleist
Cast