Michael Hammon

Michael Hammon

Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera, Schnitt, Ton, Produzent
*03.03.1955 Johannesburg, Südafrika

Biography

Michael Hammon was born on March 3, 1955, in Johannesburg, South Africa. After studying painting and photography at the Academy of Arts in Cape Town, he has been enrolled at the Academy of Film and Television in Berlin from 1985 until 1991. He worked as a cinematographer for Detlev Buck ("Eine Rolle Duschen", 1987) and Dietmar Klein ("Solinger Rudi", 1991), and soon began making his own movies, e.g. "The Mohale Street Brothers" (1989). For his accomplishments as the director of "Wheels and Deals" (1991), he was awarded the Grimme Prize. Furthermore, he won several awards for "Hillbrow Kids" (1999), a documentary about South African street kids. Hammon directed the movie together with Jacqueline Görgen.

As cinematographer, Hammon drew attention for his collaboration with Pepe Danquart. In 1998, his work on "Nach Saison" ("Off Season", 1997), a movie about the city of Mostar after the end of the Yugoslav war, won him the German Camera Prize. Further movies include the sports documentaries "Heimspiel" (2000) and "Höllentour" ("Hell on Wheels", 2004), in which he depicted the Tour de France in spectacular images. He worked as a cameraman for Eoin Moore"s movie "Conamara" (2000), and shot several films with Andreas Dresen, including "Die Polizistin" ("The Policewoman"), for which he was awarded both the German Camera Prize and the Grimme Prize in 2001. Their latest collaboration, "Willenbrock" (2005), earned him a nomination for the German Film Award 2006.

Filmography

2015/2016 Timm Thaler oder das verkaufte Lachen
Director of photography
 
2015/2016 Clair Obscur
Director of photography
 
2014 Das Hotelzimmer
Director of photography
 
2013-2015 Als wir träumten
Director of photography
 
2012 Araf
Director of photography
 
2011-2013 Gold - Du kannst mehr als Du denkst
Director, Screenplay
 
2010/2011 Halt auf freier Strecke
Director of photography
 
2010/2011 Wader Wecker Vater Land
Director of photography
 
2010-2012 Herr Wichmann aus der dritten Reihe
Director of photography
 
2009-2011 Höllentrips - Doppelleben mit Heroin
Director of photography
 
2009 Orlac reloaded
Director of photography
 
2009 Verliebt ins Leben
Director of photography, Producer
 
2008/2009 24 h Berlin - Ein Tag im Leben
Director of photography
 
2007/2008 Leo und Marie - eine Weihnachtsliebe
Director of photography
 
2007/2008 Wolke 9
Director of photography
 
2006-2008 Nur ein Sommer
Director of photography
 
2006-2008 Hidden Heart
Director of photography
 
2006 The Journey Of An Olive Tree
Director of photography
 
2005/2006 Die Frau am Ende der Strasse
Director of photography
 
2004/2005 Ein krankes Herz
Director
 
2004/2005 Willenbrock
Director of photography
 
2003/2004 Sehnsucht
Director of photography
 
2003/2004 Höllentour
Director of photography
 
2001/2002 Halbe Treppe
Director of photography
 
2001/2002 Storno
Director of photography
 
2000 Die Polizistin
Director of photography
 
1999/2000 Conamara
Director of photography
 
1999 Blutiges Eis
Director of photography
 
1998-2000 Heimspiel
Director of photography
 
1998 Akt der Barmherzigkeit
Director of photography
 
1997/1998 Hillbrow Kids
Director
 
1997 Freiwild
Director of photography
 
1997 Herr Giwi und die umgekehrte Emigration
Director of photography
 
1995 Der Streit oder Kinder im Asyl
Editing
 
1994-1997 Nach Saison
Director of photography, Sound
 
1994 Gebrochene Herzen
Director of photography
 
1994 Chemie der Liebe
Director of photography
 
1994 Tod einer Familie
Director of photography
 
1994 Mausetot
Director of photography
 
1993 Auf den Spuren der Trekker
Director, Director of photography, Producer
 
1992 Hello Mr. Berg
Director of photography
 
1991/1992 Der Erdnussmann
Director of photography
 
1991 Wheels & Deals. Tödliche Geschäfte
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography
 
1990/1991 Solinger Rudi
Director of photography
 
1989-1996 Dem deutschen Volke
Director of photography
 
1989 The Mohale Street Brothers
Director, Producer
 
1987 World-Championship
Director
 
1987 Eine Rolle Duschen
Director of photography
 
1986 Along The Line
Director
 
1986 Normal bitte
Lighting design, Sound
 

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