BIOGRAPHY

Friede was born in 1986 in Halle (Saale), Germany. For 14 years he played classical violoncello, later on drums in the punk band "206", before studying and graduating in Cinematography at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF).

He is member in the European Film Academy (EFA), the German Film Academy (DFA)

and the German Society of Cinematographers (BVK).

 

After shooting several prize winning shorts and two feature films which premiered both at the 63rd Berlin Film Festival he went to Mexico to shoot his debut feature film "Los Ángeles" directed by Damian John Harper, which celebrated its world premiere at the 64th Berlinale Forum and won among others the LA Muse Award at LA Film Fest, the First Steps Award and Best Debut Feature at Film Festival Guadalajara FICG. The film was also presented at Plus Camerimage in the European Panorama. The latest feature "24 Weeks" directed by Anne Zohra Berrached was presented in Competition at the 66th Berlinale and won the Lola in Silver at the 67th German Film Awards.

 

 

 

 

FILMOGRAPHY

( selection as cinematographer | find more at crew-united.com | IMDB )

 

"Lemonade" (feature, 100 Min, in post-production)

director: Ioana Uricaru

production: 42film, Peripheria (Canada), Mobra Films (Romania), Filmgate (Sweden)

 

"Many Happy Returns" (feature, 100 Min, in post-production)

director: Carlos A. Morelli

production: Weydemann Bros.

distributor: W-Film

 

"Another Reality" (documentary, 100 Min, in production)

directors: Noël Dernesch, Olli Waldhauer

production: Elemag Pictures

distributor: Deutschfilm

 

"Mission: Love" (feature, 106 Min, 2017)

director: Laura Lackmann

production: Studio.TV.Film

distributor: Farbfilm

 

"24 Weeks" (feature, 103 Min, 2016)

64th Berlinale - Competition

director: Anne Zohra Berrached

production: zero one film

distributor: Neue Visionen

world sales: Beta Cinema

 

"Akt" (documentary, 105 Min, 2015)

58th DOK Leipzig - German Competition
director: Mario Schneider
production: 42film

distributor: Real Fiction

 

"Los Ángeles" (feature, 97 Min, 2014)

64th Berlinale - Forum
director: Damian John Harper
production: Weydemann Bros.
distributor: Farbfilm

world sales: Picture Tree International

 

"Wasteland - So That No One Becomes Aware Of It" (documentary, 79 Min, 2013)

63rd Berlinale - Generation
director: Anne Kodura
production | distributor: DIE ZONE # Filmproduktion

(also producer and editor)

 

"Two Mothers" (feature, 75 Min, 2013)

63rd Berlinale - Perspektive Deutsches Kino
director: Anne Zohra Berrached
production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, ZDF - Kleines Fernsehspiel
distributor: Salzgeber

world sales: m-Appeal
 

"Dogs Like Us" (short fiction, 23 Min, 2012)
director: Anne Zohra Berrached
production | distributor: Filmnetz

 

"Teardrop" (short fiction, 15 Min, 2011)
director: Damian John Harper
production: HFF München

distributor: magnetfilm


 

 

 

AWARDS

 

# 24 WEEKS

LOLA in Silver @ 67th German Film Awards

Studio Hamburg Award for Best Debut Feature
Prize of the "Gilde Deutscher Filmkunsttheater" @ 66th Berlinale - Competition

Nomination Golden Bear @ 66th Berlinale - Competition

Nomination First Steps Award

 

# LOS ÁNGELES

First Steps Award

Premio a la mejor Opera Prima @ FICG Guadalajara

LA Muse Award @ LA FF

Best First Feature Award @ Filmfestival Biberach

Best Narrative Feature Award @ Urbanworld FF NYC

Best Narrative Feature Award @ Bushwick FF NYC

Nomination "Best Debut Feature" @ Berlin FF

European Panorama @ Plus Camerimage

 

# WASTELAND - So that no one becomes aware of it

Open Eyes Jury Award @ NIHRFF Nuremberg

Mejor Documental Opera @ Oaxaca FF

 

# TWO MOTHERS

DFJW-Preis "Dialogue en perspective" @ Berlin IFF

Special Mention for Best Actors @ Short FF Sehsüchte

No Fear Award @ First Steps Award

 

# TEARDROP

Best Cinematography "Premio Cecilio Paniagua" @ Int. Short FF Almería en Corto

Best Cinematography @ Int. Student FF Sehsüchte

Best Cinematography @ Int. Festival of Filmschools Munich

Nomination "Golden Tadpole" @ Plus Camerimage

Audience Award @ Brooklyn FF NYC

John Muir Award @ Yosemite International Film Awards

Short Film Gold Award @ Oregon Film Awards

Nomination "Max Ophüls Prize" (short films) @ Max Ophüls FF

 

# DOGS LIKE US

Romanian Society of Cinematographers Award @ Int. Short FF Cinemaiubit

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE

 

# SKILLS

Underwater

Highspeed

POV

Handheld

Black & White

VFX, Compositing, Grading

 

# CAMERAS

ARRI AlexaSXT/Mini, Amira, 535, 435, 416, SR3, SR2

RED Dragon, Epic, Scarlet, One, Dragon Monochrome

Sony F5, FS7, A7s

Blackmagic CC, Pocket

DSLR EOS C300, MK III, II, 7D

Aaton minima

Weisscam HS-2

 

# INTERNATIONAL SHOOTINGS

Middle East: United Arab Emirates
North America: Mexico, USA, Canada

Northern Europe: UK, Sweden
Eastern Europe: Poland, Romania
Southern Europe: Italy, Spain
Western Europe: France, Austria

 

# LANGUAGES

German (mother tongue)

English (fluently)

Spanish (basic)

CINEMATOGRAPHY  FRIEDE CLAUSZ

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                                                                 | photo © MIRCO HEY