Tomas Erhart

Tomas Erhart

Additional Names: Thomas Erhart (Schreibvariante); Tommy Erhart (Weiterer Name)
Regie, Kamera, Produzent
*10.01.1959 Oberammergau

Biography

Tomas Erhart was born January 10, 1959 in Oberammergau and studied at UCLA. While studying, he gained hands-on experience as lightning technician and grip. In the 1980s he worked as camera assistant shooting commercials. Since 1990, Erhart has been DOP for numerous TV and big screen productions such as Willy Bogner's ski action film "Feuer, Eis & Dynamit" ("Fire, Ice and Dynamite", 1990).

In 1991, he was one of the founders of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, the first German university to offer a camera major. He also worked there as a lecturer until 1997. Next to his work in film, Erhart has been probing the conceptual and technical possibilities of digital photography since the mid-nineties. His digital art projects were on display in Hamburg, Berlin and Bregenz.

As a cameraman he was nominated for the RTL Golden Lion Award, honoring his work in the disaster movie "Der Todesbus" ("Bus 152", 1997, TV) and "Das Böse" (1998, TV). He received an honorable mention at the Deutscher Kamerapreis for his photography in the crime film "Das gestohlene Leben" (TV) in 2000. At the festival Camerimage in Lodz, Poland, his atmospheric images in Volker Schlöndorff's "Der neunte Tag" ("The Ninth Day", DE/LU 2004) were critically acclaimed and garnered him another nomination for the Kamerapreis. In 2007, he finally received the award for the historical period drama "Die Mauer – Berlin '61" (2006, TV).

In addition to many other made-for-TV productions, Erhart also worked in cinema. He was awarded the Austrian film award "Romy" for Best Camera in the disaster movie "Der Atem des Himmels" (AT 2010). Another Austrian film he photographed was the spy thriller "Harodim" in 2012.

Together with Klaus Regnerps he worked as a cameraman on the 3D documentary "Berliner Philharmoniker in Singapur – A Musical Journey in 3D" (DE/GB/JP 2011). He returned to 3D as DOP and producer in "Wacken 3D" (2014), a stereoscopic documentary on the famous heavy metal festival.

In the teen movie "Bruder vor Luder" Tomas Erhart not only proved his expertise for capturing music on camera but, for the first time, took to directing himself – in cooperation with the film's stars Roman Lochmann and Heiko Lochmann.

Filmography

2017 Der namenlose Tag
Director of photography
 
2016/2017 Atempause
Director of photography
 
2016/2017 Verpiss dich, Schneewittchen
Director of photography
 
2016 Phoenixsee
Director of photography
 
2015 Bruder vor Luder
Director, Director of photography
 
2014-2017 Plan B - Scheiß auf Plan A
Director of photography
 
2013/2014 Wacken 3D
Director of photography, Producer
 
2011/2012 Hinkebein
Director of photography
 
2011 Berliner Philharmoniker in Singapur - A Musical Journey in 3D
Director of photography
 
2008/2009 Ein Schnitzel Für Drei
Director of photography
 
2008 2er ohne
Director of photography
 
2006 Brennendes Herz
Director of photography
 
2006 Die Mauer - Berlin '61
Director of photography
 
2005 Mutterglück
Director of photography
 
2005 Enigma - Eine uneingestandene Liebe
Director of photography
 
2004/2005 Pommery & Hochzeitstorte
Director of photography
 
2004/2005 Sünde
Director of photography
 
2003/2004 Irren ist sexy
Director of photography
 
2003/2004 Tod einer Hostess
Director of photography
 
2003/2004 Der neunte Tag
Director of photography
 
2003 Bauernopfer
Director of photography
 
2002/2003 Bermuda
Director of photography
 
2002/2003 Der Aufstand
Director of photography
 
2002 Ausgelöscht
Director of photography
 
2002 Schwabenkinder
Director of photography
 
2001-2003 Ein Engel und Paul
Director of photography
 
2001 Die Mutter meines Mannes
Director of photography
 
1999/2000 Honolulu
Director of photography
 
1999 Racheengel - Stimme aus dem Dunkeln
Director of photography
 
1998/1999 Die letzte Chance
Director of photography
 
1998/1999 Latin Lover - Wilde Leidenschaft auf Mallorca
Director of photography
 
1998 Götterdämmerung - Morgen stirbt Berlin
Director of photography
 
1997 Das Böse
Director of photography
 
1997 Der Todesbus
Director of photography
 
1996/1997 Winterschläfer
Camera operator
 
1996 Geldgier
Director of photography
 
1995 Mord im Klinikum
Director of photography
 
1995 Der Trip
Director of photography
 
1994 Theaterdonner
Director of photography
 
1993/1994 White Magic
Assistant camera
 
1992/1993 Engel ohne Flügel
2nd Camera unit
 
1991/1992 Andere Umstände. Ein Baby und drei Väter
Director of photography
 
1990 Feuer, Eis & Dynamit
Director of photography
 
1987/1988 Faust
Assistant camera
 
1985/1986 Tommaso Blu
Assistant camera
 
1985 Buchheims bunte Sammlerwelt
Director of photography
 
1983 Hanna von acht bis acht
Assistant camera
 

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