Cast, Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Editing, Sound, Miscellaneous, Producer

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.

 

FILMOGRAFIE

2014-2016
  • Director of photography
2013/2014
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Director of photography
  • Producer
2008/2009
  • Director of photography
2005
  • Director of photography
2004-2008
  • Director of photography
2004
  • Director of photography
2003
  • Director of photography
2001/2002
  • Director of photography
2000/2001
  • Director of photography
1999
  • Director of photography
1997
  • Director of photography
1996/1997
  • Director of photography
1995
  • Director of photography
1994
  • Director of photography
1994
  • Director of photography
1994
  • Director of photography
1993/1994
  • Director of photography
1991/1992
  • Director of photography
1991/1992
  • Director of photography
1990/1991
  • Director of photography
1990
  • Director of photography
1990
  • Director of photography
1989
  • Director of photography
1988/1989
  • Director of photography
1988
  • Director of photography
1986/1987
  • Director of photography
1986
  • Director of photography
1986
  • Director of photography
1986
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Editing
  • Producer
1985/1986
  • Assistant camera
1985
  • Director of photography
1985
  • Consultant
1985
  • Director of photography
1984
  • Assistant camera
1984
  • Assistant camera
1983/1984
  • Assistant camera
1983/1984
  • Assistant camera
1983
  • Director
  • Director of photography
  • Producer
1983
  • Director of photography
1982/1983
  • Assistant camera
1982/1983
  • Assistant camera
1981/1982
  • Assistant camera
1981
  • Assistant camera
1980/1981
  • Assistant camera
1980
  • Assistant camera
1980
  • Director of photography
  • Sound
1980
  • Assistant camera
1979-1981
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Assistant camera
  • Editing
1979
  • Assistant camera
1979
  • Assistant camera
1978
  • Assistant camera
1978
  • Sound
1978
  • Director of photography
1977
  • Director
  • Sound assistant
1977
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Editing
1977
  • Director of photography