Inigo Westmeier
Director . DOP ] [
A beautiful part of

"filmmaking is the opportunity to collaborate with so many wonderful people."

A beautiful part of

"filmmaking is the opportunity to collaborate with so many wonderful people."

Inigo Westmeier was born in 1973 in Brussels, Belgium.

Without speaking a word of Russian, he made the journey to Moscow in 1994 to study cinematography at the VGIK film school (Master of ART degree). Afterwards he completed postgraduate studies at the Filmakademie Baden Württemberg (diploma) in Germany. This sent him with a scholarship to a masterclass at  UCLA in Los Angeles, California.

He has worked for more than twenty years as a cinematographer on award-winning documentaries, international advertisements and narrative features. Now he works as a director, cinematographer, writer and producer on award-winning documentaries and narrative films.

memberships

- director – BVR German Directors Guild
– DoP – BVK German Cinematographers Guild
– Member of “Deutsche Filmakademie”
- Professor of Communication at Normal University, Lanzhou China

Appointment as Professor in College of Communication/College of News in Northwest University /China

work experience

- europa . china . russia . usa . congo . rwanda . thailand . turkey . egypt . Czech Republic . Singapore

filmography

Dragon Girls

(Documentary Feature) shot in China, 90 min., BR / arte, Hessen-film, FFF Bayern, FFA German Film Fund 

Producer, Writer, Director, and Director of Photography

Alone in Four Walls

(Documentary) shot in the urals, russia – MDR/WDR/arte, Hessenfilm

director of photography, producer

black china

(Documentary Feature), shot in Germany, 90 min. – ZDF/arte Themenabend, Hessenfilm, FFF Bayern

Writer, Director, and Director of Photography

Ins Ungewisse

(Documentary Feature) shot in Congo & China, 70 min., ARTE The- menabend, Hessenfilm, FFF Bayern

Writer, Director, and Associate Producer

Der Wimpernschlag der kleinen Nam

(TV Documentary) shot in Thailand, 30 min. – ZDF/3Sat

Producer, Writer, Director and Director

Die Haushaltshilfe

(TV Documentary) shot in Thailand, 30 min. – Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis 2009

director of photography

Deutschland 09 - SCHIEFLAGE

(Episodic Fiction Feature, 1 episode) shot in Germany, 152 min.

director of photography

Der entsorgte Vater

(Documentary) – 86 min.

director of photography

State of mind

(Documentary Feature) shot in Congo, 90 min. – GIZ

director of photography

Papy

(Fiction) shot in Congo 30 min.

director of photography

Unschuldig

(TV Fiction Action-Film) shot in Germany 4 x 45 min. – Bayerischer Fernsehpreis

director of photography

team

FALK GRUNING . RECHTSANWALT / FILMGESCHAFTSFÜHRER OWF
Filmgeschäftsführer Open Window Film GmbH
HATICE BALKAYA . ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OWF / AD OF INIGO WESTMEIER

– MA Politics & Public Law

- American Acadademy of Dramatic Arts NYC

NIKO KARO . DIRECTOR

C&A, Gösser, Nivea, Lufthansa, Cinema for Peace

BENJAMIN QUABECK . DIRECTOR / EDITOR

Directing:

– Nichts Bereuen

– Verschwende Deine Jugend

Editor:

– Nichts bereuen

– Revolting Rhymes

– Dragon Girls

– Black China

– Ins Ungewisse

Awards selection:

– Oscar Nomination (Revolting Rhymes)

– Hot Docs Toronto Best Feature Documentary (Dragon Girls)

– Children's Jury Prize Chicago International Children's Festival (Dragon Girls)

– Hessischer Film Award (Dragon Girls)

KILIAN VON KEYSERLINGK . DIRECTOR / EDITOR

Directing:

„Marco und der Wolff" Award u.a.: Winner, Shocking Shorts Award

Editing:

Sparkasse ,,Sauber" – Kino und TV Werbefilm Awards u.a.: Winner, Golden Award of Montreux, ADC Auszeichnung

,,Blackout" – Miniserie, 2021 Die Bestseller Verfilmung nach Marc Elsberg mit Moritz Bleibtreu Folgen 1, 3 und 4

„Das doppelte Lottchen" nach Erich Kästner, Neuverfilmung für Kino und TV, 2016

JOSHUA GROTHE . fight choreographer / action DIRECTOR
Matrix 4 (Warner Bros)
Nasser Hund (Warner Bros)
Sense8 (Netflix)
Tiger Girl (Constantin Film)
WALTER MAURIOT . EDITOR

MIA Musician / Musikvideo

Cartier: How Far Would You Go for Love

Yves Saint Laurent: Black Opium Nuit Blanche

Bouyyues Pere noel

Alexander Steimle . writer

Writer

Die Frau, die sich traut
Pipi und Max
Unter der Nacht
Der Albaner
Kahlschlag
Der Typ
AWARDS (selecton):
Zurich Film Festival - Special Mention
(Die Frau, die sich traut)
Max-Ophüls-Preis - Best Feature Film (Der Albaner)
Moscow International Film Festival – Special Jury Prize
(Der Albaner)
Steps Award - Spielfilme bis 60 Minuten (Der Typ)
Berlin International Film Festival - DIALOGUE en
Perspective - Special Mention (Der Typ)
SEBASTIAN KUEHNE . WRITER

–Turmspringer (Movie)

SETH GILBERT . WRITER

– Horse Latitudes (2020)

– Einstein (pre-production)

The Lion's Advantage (pre-production)

– Spilt Milk (2022)

Clemens Becker . sound design

-Drachenmädchen

-Black China

-25 km/h

-Jim Knopf und die wilde 13

-Hi AI

-Blood Red Sky

anné moot . writer

Writer

BORIS VAN GILS . CO PRODUCER

Paris and IVORY COAST

Noces – Monsieur Claude und seine Töchter - Les rayures 

du zèbre - Le monde nous appartient - Viva Riva - Papy

ANSGAR FRERICH . BASIS BERLIN / SOUND DESIGN

- Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel

– Ins Palermo Shooting

– Into the Unknown

– Deutscher Filmpreis für den besten Ton im Film

- Pianomania

Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel Oscar-Nominierung Palermo Shooting Cannes Wettbewerb Homs - Ein zerstörter Traum Sundance Film Festival/Preis der Jury - Bester ausländischer Dokumentarfilm

KLEMENZ BECKER . SOUND DESIGN

Drachenmädchen

CHRISTINE HIAM . FILM COLORIST

Nick Cave documentary from 1989 "The Road to God knows where"

Festival de Cannes Pope Francis: A man of his word

Director:Wim Wenders

DOP:Lisa Rinzler

Fritz Butz . 1st AC

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MARTIN BERZINS . 2nd AC
MIKE SCHMIDT . sound engineer
CHRISTOPH BLASE . HEAD LIGHTING

Chloé (Wettbewerbsbeitrag Bayern 2030) (AT)

Neben der Spur

PHILIP SCHIRMER / MAMAMATRIX . AI Consulting

 

JAN CLASEN . AI Consulting

 

Mike Liuzzi . VFX

awards

Dragon Girls

German Directors Award Metropolis 
German Camera Award 
Hot Docs Toronto Best Feature Documentary
Children’s Jury Prize Chicago International Children’s Festival 
Hessischer Film Award

Alone in Four Walls

Official selection Sundance Film Festival 
Winner Locarno International Film Festival, Grand Price of the Critics Winner
“Laurel Branch“, Best Documentary Cinema 2008, Moscow Russia
Winner BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, ACHTUNG BERLIN – NEW BERLIN FILM AWARD Film Festival
Filmfestival MAX OPHuLS PREIS, Best Documentary, Germany
Winner DOC LISBOA International Filmfestival 
Winner Message to Man International Filmfestival Sant Petersburg
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE SAN LUIS  SAN LUIS CINE International Filmfestival Best Documentary Argentinia
Filn Prize of Human Rights Derhunalc International Filmfestival Geneva
Official Selection Edinburgh International Filmfest 
Official Selection Melbourne International Filmfest  Melbourne
Official Selection Seattle International Filmfest  Seattle
Official Selection Seoul Korea International Filmfest  Seoul Korea 
Official Selection DOCPoint Helsinki Documentary International Filmfest Helsinki
Official Selection AFI FEST International Filmfest Los Angeles
Official Selection Planet Doc Review International Filmfest Warsaw
Official Selection Energa CAMERIMAGE International Filmfest  Poland

Ins Ungewisse

WINNER Mexico International Filmfestival
Official Selection Max Ophüls Preis
Official Selection Blow-Up International Arthous Film Fest Chicago

Black China

Official Selection Lichter Filmfestival Frankfurt AM 

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