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 has collaborated with director Terence Davies on two occasions, working on The Deep Blue Sea and A Quiet Passion. His other credits include In Secret, Mortdecai and Johnny English Strikes Again.

Florian Hoffmeister
Born1970 (age 49–50)
Braunschweig, West Germany (now Germany)
EducationBerlin’s German Film and Television Academy
OccupationCinematographer, director
Spouse(s)Mona Kino[1]


Hoffmeister graduated from high school in 1989 and got his first job as an intern electrician on a film production.[2] 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.[3]

In 2016, he directed The Have-Nots, a film based on the novel by Katharina Hacker.[4] 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".[1]

Hoffmeister was recently hired to shoot Scott Cooper's upcoming horror film Antlers.[5]


As cinematographerEdit

Feature FilmsEdit

Year Title Director Notes
2000 Paul Is Dead [de] Hendrik Handloegten
2001 Berlin is in Germany Hannes Stöhr
2003 Liegen lernen Hendrik Handloegten Film title also known as Learning to Lie
2005 One Day in Europe Hannes Stöhr
Kismet - Würfel Dein Leben! Lars Kraume
2011 The Deep Blue Sea Terence Davies
2013 In Secret Charlie Stratton
2015 Mortdecai David Koepp
2016 A Quiet Passion Terence Davies
2018 Johnny English Strikes Again David Kerr
2019 Official Secrets Gavin Hood
2020 Antlers Scott Cooper


Year Title Studio Notes
2003 Polizeiruf 110 ARD
Mutterkind TV Short
Tatort Das Erste
2004 The Hamburg Cell Acorn Media TV Film
2006 Cracker ITV Granada
Der beste Lehrer der Welt ZDF
2007 Five Days BBC One TV Mini-series
Post Mortem RTL Television
First Cut Channel 4 TV Documentary
2008 House of Saddam BBC Two
A Number BBC Television (UK)
TV Film
2009 The Prisoner ITV TV Mini-series
Nominated — Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie
Sleep With Me TV Film
Margot BBC Television
10 Minute Tales Sky One
2011 Silk BBC One
Great Expectations BBC One TV Mini-series
Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie[6]
2012 Playhouse Presents Sky Arts 1
British Legends of Stage and Screen Sky Television TV Documentary
2014 Hysteria Amazon Prime
2017—2019 The Terror AMC Nominated — ASC Award for Best Cinematography for a Motion Picture, Miniseries, or Pilot Made for Television[7]

As directorEdit

Year Title Notes
1998 Stimmen der Welt Short film
2005 3° kälter Also wrote screenplay
2016 The Have-Nots N/A


  1. ^ a b Pritchard, Tiffany. "Tallinn Q&A: Florian Hoffmeister discusses sophomore movie 'The Have-Nots'". Screen Daily. Retrieved Sep 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Directors - Florian Hoffmeister". Ankara Cinema Association. Retrieved Sep 23, 2018.
  3. ^ Anderson, John. "Variety's 10 Cinematographers to Watch". Variety. Retrieved Sep 23, 2018.
  4. ^ Kiang, Jessica. "Film Review: 'The Have-Nots'". Variety. Retrieved Sep 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Marc, Christopher. "Update: Scott Cooper's 'Antlers' Produced by Guillermo Del Toro Shoots October–November in Vancouver". Geeks WorldWide. Retrieved Sep 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "2012 Primetime Emmys Creative Arts - Winners" (PDF). Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "ASC Annual Awards - 2019". American Society of Cinematographers. Retrieved Oct 24, 2019.

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