Martin Gressmann

Martin Gressmann

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera, Schnitt, Ton, Sonstiges, Produzent
*28.04.1953

Biography

Martin Gressmann was born in Hamburg in 1953. Growing up in Bruxelles, he went on to study at the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film (HFF) in Munich form 1976 to 1980. He subsequently worked as assistant DoP on films like Rudolf Thome's "Berlin Chamissoplatz" (1980) and "System ohne Schatten" (1983), and Helke Sander's "Der Beginn aller Schrecken ist Liebe" (1984).

Over the years, he has been DoP on stylistically highly diverse film and television productions. He photographed Thome's modern fairy tale "7 Frauen", Lars Becker's gangster movie "Schattenboxer" (1992) and Ayse Polat's award-winning road movie "Auslandstournee" ("Tour Abroad", 1999). He also was DoP on Kai Wessel's TV movie "Mein Bruder, der Idiot" (1999), and Wessel's "Feuer in der Nacht" (2004), which was broadcasted live. His work on Raymond Ley's documentary drama "Die Nacht der großen Flut" (2005, TV) won Gressmann the Deutsche Kamerapreis in 2006.

In addition to Rudolf Thome and Kai Wessel, Gressmann also frequently worked with director Dominik Graf, for whom he framed "Reise nach Weimar" (1995), "Das Wispern im Berg der Dinge" (1996) and "Der Weg, den wir nicht zusammen gehen", Graf's contribution to the omnibus film "Deutschland 09" ("Germany '09", 2009).

Gressmann, who also was DoP on Andreas Gruber's acclaimed drama "Hannas schlafende Hunde" (2016), eventually produced, directed and shot the long-term documentary "Das Gelände". The film chronicles the change of the Berlin compound that once housed the headquarters of the Nazi secret police Gestapo and is now the site of the Topography of Terror Documentation Center. "Das Gelände" won the award for Best Cinematography at the 'Achtung Berlin' Festival and was named Best Documentary at the Preis der deutschen Filmkritik.

In addition to his career as DoP, Gressmann has developed look and lighting concepts for TV studios and has been a long-standing lecturer at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

Filmography

2016/2017 Philip Rosenthal - Der Unternehmer, der nicht an den Kapitalismus glaubte
Director, Screenplay
 
2014-2016 Hannas schlafende Hunde
Director of photography
 
2013/2014 Das Gelände
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Producer
 
2008/2009 Deutschland '09 - 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation
Director of photography
 
2008/2009 Der Weg, den wir nicht zusammen gehen
Director of photography
 
2005 Die Nacht der großen Flut
Director of photography
 
2004/2005 2 oder 3 Dinge, die ich von ihm weiß
2nd Camera unit
 
2004-2008 Ich will da sein - Jenny Gröllmann
Director of photography
 
2004 LiveMovie: Feuer in der Nacht
Director of photography
 
2003 Franz
Director of photography
 
2001/2002 Im Namen der Ehre
Director of photography
 
2000/2001 Sperling und das letzte Tabu
Director of photography
 
1999 Auslandstournee
Director of photography
 
1997 Back in Trouble
Director of photography
 
1996/1997 Das Wispern im Berg der Dinge
Director of photography
 
1995 Der Flug des Albatros
Director of photography
 
1994 Tödliches Netz
Director of photography
 
1994 Mein lieber Mann
Director of photography
 
1994 Berlin, 10:46
Director of photography
 
1993/1994 Ritt über die Grenze
Director of photography
 
1991/1992 Schattenboxer
Director of photography
 
1991/1992 Avetik
Director of photography
 
1990/1991 Dügün - Die Heirat
Director of photography
 
1990 Land in Sicht
Director of photography
 
1990 Afrika um die Ecke
Director of photography
 
1989 7 Frauen
Director of photography
 
1988/1989 Das musikalische Opfer
Director of photography
 
1988 Schafe in Wales
Director of photography
 
1986/1987 Dilan
Director of photography
 
1986 The Shadow of Your Smile
Director of photography
 
1986 Felix. Episode 2: Muß ich aufpassen?
Director of photography
 
1986 Meine Socken
Director, Screenplay, Editing, Producer
 
1986 Nr. 8 - Aus Berichten der Wach- und Patrouillendienste
Director of photography
 
1985/1986 Tarot
Assistant camera
 
1985 Die Legionäre
Director of photography
 
1985 Drei gegen Drei
Consultant
 
1985 Neon-Taxi-Heartbeat
Director of photography
 
1984/1985 Nr. 1 - Aus Berichten der Wach- und Patrouillendienste
Director of photography
 
1984 Zwei Bilder
Assistant camera
 
1984 Der Spiegel
Assistant camera
 
1983/1984 Der Beginn aller Schrecken ist Liebe
Assistant camera
 
1983/1984 Fluchtpunkt Berlin
Assistant camera
 
1983 Die Schattenlinie
Director, Director of photography, Producer
 
1983 Wimpernklimpern
Director of photography
 
1982/1983 System ohne Schatten
Assistant camera
 
1982/1983 Dies rigorose Leben
Assistant camera
 
1982/1983 Die Gedächtnislücke. Film-Miniaturen über den alltäglichen Umgang mit Gift
Director of photography
 
1981/1982 Dabbel Trabbel
Assistant camera
 
1981 Freak Orlando
Assistant camera
 
1980/1981 Der subjektive Faktor
Assistant camera
 
1980 Berlin Chamissoplatz
Assistant camera
 
1980 Typisch Eddie
Assistant camera
 
1980 Das Leben nach der Wolke - Seveso
Director of photography, Sound
 
1979-1981 Heinrich auf der Erbse
Director, Screenplay, Assistant camera, Editing
 
1979 Gramatzki
Assistant camera
 
1979 Luise und Nelly
Assistant camera
 
1979 Außenaufnahmen
Cast
 
1978 Oma Lüle
Assistant camera
 
1978 Pangratz
Sound
 
1978 Das Atomdorf
Director of photography
 
1977 Sylvesternacht
Director, Sound assistant
 
1977 Bier und Sterne
Director, Screenplay, Editing
 
1977 Die Glücksritter
Director of photography
 

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