Hi, I’m Felix

I am a cinematographer, director and stills photographer and I live in Cape Town. I have always been interested in real people and real stories which is why I started out as a photojournalist. I carried over this passion for visual storytelling into cinematography – first documentaries and later also fiction, music videos, digital content and commercials. These days I also direct, keeping authentic narratives close to my heart. The same goes for my photography which now – beyond journalism – stretches to lifestyle, portrait and commercial photography.

I’m very fond of the variety that my job offers. Every assignment, every week brings something new, allowing my view of the world to become increasingly more balanced and rounded, which in turn impacts the way that I work. My work has taken me to more than 35 countries all over the world and I have won 4 SAFTAs, both for directing and for cinematography.

I cook. I meditate. I surf when I can. I have two kids and a wife. The latter is an accomplished producer and editor and together we run Butterfly Films, a boutique film production company in Cape Town.

And – I am German and a bit of a perfectionist. The details matter a to me.

WORK

  • All
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • DIRECTING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2017

Bronze Loerie for CANSA – Car Melanoma

2016

Bronze Loerie for Netflorist – Happy Cam

2015

Bronze Visible Spectrum Award for Letter to Semy

2015

SAFTA Best short documentary for Port Nolloth: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

2015

SAFTA Best directing in a short documentary for Port Nolloth: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

2015

SAFTA Best Cinematography in a short documentary for Orbis

2015

Nominated, SAFTA Best cinematography in a short documentary for Port Nolloth: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

2013

Honourable Mention, Shnit International Shortfilm Festival for Port Nolloth: Between a Rock And a Hard Place

2013

European Excellence Award Best Corporate Video for Letter To Semy

2013

SAFTA Best Cinematography in a feature documentary for Forerunners

2012

Winner, Best Cinematography at the United Nations Association Film Festival in San Francisco, United States for camera work on Forerunners

2011

Honourable Mention Axel-Springer-Preis, Berlin, Germany for After the War

2011

Named among the ‘Top 30 Journalists under 30’ by Medium Magazine, Germany

2011

Nominated for Joop Swaart World Press Photo Masterclass, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010

Deutscher Reporterpreis for After the War

2010

MyTown Award by the Documentary Filmmakers Association, South Africa for Reflections

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