Johannes was born in Cologne, Germany. He studied cinematography at Filmuniversity Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, where he realized numerous award-winning short films that participated in various national and international festivals. Johannes graduated from film school in 2014 with two features: The Dark House By The Woods and After Spring Comes Fall. For the latter he received the Michael-Ballhaus-Preis 2015, a nomination for Best Cinematographers’ Debut at Camerimage and the Best Feature Award (shared with director) at Vilmos Zsigmond International Film Festival. Besides his experiences from productions in Europe, he also shot in Asia and the US. Johannes is working as a freelancer and is based in Berlin.

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CREDITS

Narrative (partial)

2017 - WHAT COMES FROM OUTSIDE (Short, 12’)­ Director: Kai Gero Lenke

2016 - THE DARK HOUSE BY THE WOODS (Feature, 90’) Director: Johannes Leistner

2015 - AFTER SPRING COMES FALL (Feature, 90’) Director: Daniel Carsenty

2012 - CLOSE SEASON (Short, 16’) Director: Robin Humboldt

2011 - WASTELAND (Short, 16’) Director: Felix Harmuth

Documentary (partial)

2018 - STRESS (Documentary Feature, 83’) Director: Florian Baron

2017 - JOE BOOTS (Documentary Short, 29’) Director: Florian Baron

2017 - HUMAN FLOW (Documentary Feature, 140’) Director: Ai Weiwei

2014 - AM KÖLNBERG (Documentary Feature, 90’) Director: L. Genske/ R. Humboldt

Commercial (p­artial)

2018 - MCM: Mobility (IGNANT) Director: Nathini van der Meer

2018 - HP: Omen (COBBLESTONE) Director: Nathini van der Meer

2018 - RIMOWA x OFFWHITE (IGNANT) Director: Nathini van der Meer

2017 - ADDIDAS: Prophere (ABOUTKOKOMO) Director: Nathini van der Meer

Awards (personal)

2018 - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD (won) For: WHAT COMES FROM OUTSIDE @ Linz International Short Film Festival

2017 - BEST FEATURE AWARD (won/ credit shared with director) For: AFTER SPRING COMES FALL @ Vilmos Zsigmond International Film Festival

2015 - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHERS’ DEBUT (nomination) For: AFTER SPRING COMES FALL @ Camerimage

2015 - MICHAEL-BALLHAUS-PREIS (won) For: AFTER SPRING COMES FALL @ First Steps