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Florian Hoffmeister






Braunschweig, Germany


New York, New York, USA

Florian Hoffmeister

Florian Hoffmeister, B.S.C. (born 1970), is a German cinematographer and director. Projects he has worked on include Five Days, House of Saddam and AMC's The Terror. He served as cinematographer on Terence Davies's The Deep Blue Sea and A Quiet Passion. He was the cinematographer of the action spy comedy Johnny English Strikes Again, directed by David Kerr.
Hoffmeister graduated from high school in 1989 and got his first job as an intern electrician on a film production. He studied directing and cinematography at Berlin's German Film and Television Academy. His first film, 3 Degrees Colder won him a Silver Leopard for Best First Feature Film at the Locarno International Film Festival. A major breakthrough would come in 2011 when he served as the primary cinematographer on the British television mini-series Great Expectations, winning him an Emmy, a BAFTA, and the ASC award. He was listed by Variety in its "10 Cinematographers to Watch" list. In 2016, he directed The Have-Nots, a film based on the novel by Katharina Hacker. The film is notably in black and white, which Hoffmeister explained as a strategy to "change how the audience in the theatres would view reality and whether the film would strike an emotional impact on them".

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