Director of photography, Production design
Berlin

Biography

Hagen Bogdanski was born in Berlin on April 24 1965. As a teenager, he tried himself as an actor, for instance in the childrens' programme "Die Sendung mit der Maus". After studying at the Berlin School of Photography, he was an Assistant DoP for several years, and worked with renowned cinematographers like Xaver Schwarzenberger, Jürgen Jürges and Gernot Roll. Beginning with "Die Spur der roten Fässer" (1996), he was Director of Photography on many film and TV productions, including three films by Oskar Roehler: "Gierig" (1999), "Die Unberührbare" (2000) and "Der alte Affe Angst" (2003).

 

In 2005 he was nominated for the German Camera Prize for his work on the TV thriller "Minenspiel". The following year, he won the German Film Prize for his photography in Florian Henckel-Donnersmarck's debut "Das Leben der Anderen". After shooting numerous TV productions, Bogdanski was DoP on the multi-award winning period piece "The Young Victoria" in 2009, a British-American co-production starring Emily Blunt. The same year, he helmed the camera in Leander Haußmann's comedy "Dinosaurier – Gegen uns seht ihr alt aus!" and in the Hildegard Knef biopic "Hilde" – for which he was again nominated for a German Film Prize. Also in 2009, director Christian Alvart's Hollywood debut, the thriller "Fall 39" premiered. Bogdanski had worked with him before on "Antikörper". The film's atmospheric visual style apparently caught the attention of other Hollywood filmmakers: In 2010/2011, Bogdanksi was credited as director of photography for Jodie Foster's "The Beaver" and Madonna's "W.E."

His next film was Leander Haußmann's comedy "Hotel Lux" in 2011, set in Moscow right before the outbreak of WWII, for which he was awarded the Austrian Film Prize "Romy". A year later, he operated the camera for Franziska Buch's drama "Upgrade", set at Berlin Tegel Airport. Still in 2012, producer Nico Hofmann and director Philipp Stölzl hired him as DoP for the elaborate film adaptation of the best selling historical novel "The Physician". "Der Medicus" opened in cinemas December 2013.

FILMOGRAFIE

2015/2016
  • Director of photography
2015/2016
  • Director of photography
2015-2017
  • Director of photography
2014/2015
  • Director of photography
2014-2016
  • Director of photography
2013/2014
  • Director of photography
2012/2013
  • Director of photography
2011-2013
  • Director of photography
2011
  • Director of photography
2010/2011
  • Director of photography
2008/2009
  • Director of photography
2006/2007
  • Director of photography
2005-2007
  • Director of photography
2004/2005
  • Director of photography
2004/2005
  • Director of photography
2004/2005
  • Director of photography
2003-2005
  • Director of photography
2003
  • Director of photography
2002/2003
  • Director of photography
2002/2003
  • Director of photography
2002
  • Director of photography
2002
  • Director of photography
2001/2002
  • Director of photography
2001
  • Director of photography
2001
  • Director of photography
2000
  • Director of photography
1999/2000
  • Director of photography
1999/2000
  • Director of photography
1999
  • Director of photography
1998/1999
  • Director of photography
1997/1998
  • Director of photography
1996
  • Director of photography
1995/1996
  • Director of photography
1994/1995
  • 2nd Camera unit
1994
  • Director of photography
1993
  • 2nd Camera unit
1992/1993
  • 2nd Camera unit
1991/1992
  • Assistant camera
1991/1992
  • Lighting design
  • Construction manager
1990/1991
  • Assistant camera
1990/1991
  • Assistant camera
1989-1991
  • Clapper loader
1989
  • Assistant camera
1986
  • Still photography