Clemens Messow

Director of Photography bvk

About Filmography Work samples

Clemens Messow started as DoP for international commercials and music videos. Later he focused on narrative features and tv-movies.

Until today Clemens has shot 18 episodes of the worldwide known TV-series “SCENE OF THE CRIME”.

He also worked with director Roland Suso Richter on the award-winning production “THE PUBLIC ENEMIES” for which he was nominated for Best Cinematography Award by the German Academy for Television.

Clemens also shot the first season of the historical drama “TANNBACH – LINE OF SEPARATION” directed by Alexander Dierbach, which won several international awards.

Clemens worked as Director of Photography for the feature film “GANGS” directed by Rainer Matsutani who was also showrunner and director of the english language sci-fi series “SPIDES”, for whose haunting imagery Clemens was responsible.

His filmography contains two feature films, 60 tv-movies, 60 episodes of tv series and over 200 commercials. Clemens is based in Munich and works worldwide.

Languages
German, English (fluent)
Special experience
Geared / Remote Heads, Gimbal System Operating, Aerial Photography (drone and helicopter), Green and BlueScreen, Backplates, VFX, CGI, HighSpeed, Time Lapse, Model Trick, Motion Control, 3D, B/W, 16mm/35mm, HDR, RAW, LF, Digital Camera like Arri, Red, Sony, Canon, Black Magic and DSLR`s

Personal Equipment:
DJI Ronin 2 gimbal, DJI Force Pro, Tilta Armor Man 3.0 incl. accessories
Experience abroad
Europe, USA, Central America, Southeast Asia, East Africa, South Africa, Caribbean, polar circle
Cinema & TV (selection)
2021
The Magpie and the Captain
Director: Käthe Niemeyer
FFP New Media for ZDF
TV movie
The Ranger - Cohesion
Director: Thomas Jauch
ndF Filmproduktion for ARD Degeto/MDR
TV movie
The Ranger - Sky High
Director: Thomas Jauch
ndF Filmproduktion for ARD Degeto/MDR
TV movie
2020
Soko Stuttgart - Who Sows Hate
Director: Rainer Matsutani
Bavaria Fiction for ZDF
TV series
Jinxed
Director: Käthe Niemeyer
FFP New Media for ZDF
TV movie
SOKO Stuttgart – Dirty Hands
Director: Rainer Matsutani
Bavaria Fiction for ZDF neo
TV series
SOKO Stuttgart – Sugar
Director: Rainer Matsutani
Bavaria Fiction for ZDF
TV series
SOKO Stuttgart – The Dead Count
Director: Franziska Margarete Hoenisch
Bavaria Fiction for ZDF
TV series
SOKO Stuttgart – Missing
Director: Franziska Margarete Hoenisch
Bavaria Fiction for ZDF
TV series
SOKO Stuttgart - My Other Me
Director: Rainer Matsutani
Bavaria Fiction for ZDF
TV series
Soko Stuttgart - Love with Handicap
Director: Rainer Matsutani
Bavaria Fiction for ZDF
TV series
SOKO Stuttgart - Rent-free into Death
Director: Rainer Matsutani, Franziska M. Hoenisch
Bavaria Fiction for ZDF
TV series
2019
Spring Time – Love Behind Closed Curtains
Director: Thomas Jauch
Seven Dogs Filmproduktion for ZDF
TV movie
Spring Time – No Fear of Life
Director: Thomas Jauch
Seven Dogs Filmproduktion for ZDF
TV movie
Director: Rainer Matsutani, Joern Heitmann
SPIDES Production/Aventin Filmproduktion/Baby Giant Hollyberg/Katapult Filmproduktion/Nevision Ltd., UK/NBC Universal Global Networks Dtl.
TV series
Spides - Gemini
Director: Rainer Matsutani, Joern Heitmann
SPIDES Production/Aventin Filmproduktion/Baby Giant Hollyberg/Katapult Filmproduktion/Nevision Ltd., UK/Constantin Film/NBC Universal Global Networks Dtl.
TV series
Spides – This Calling
Director: Rainer Matsutani, Joern Heitmann
SPIDES Production/Aventin Filmproduktion/Baby Giant Hollyberg/Katapult Filmproduktion/Nevision Ltd., UK/NBC Universal Global Networks Dtl.
TV series
Spides - Contact
Director: Rainer Matsutani, Joern Heitmann
Nevision Ltd., UK/Katapult Filmproduktion/Baby Giant Hollyberg/Aventin Filmproduktion/SPIDES Production/NBC Universal Global Networks Dtl.
TV series
2018
Spides – The Ties That Bind
Director: Rainer Matsutani, Joern Heitmann
SPIDES Production/Aventin Filmproduktion/Baby Giant Hollyberg/Katapult Filmproduktion/Nevision Ltd., UK/NBC Universal Global Networks Dtl.
TV series
Spides – Double Trouble
Director: Rainer Matsutanis, Joern Heitmann
SPIDES Production/Aventin Filmproduktion/Baby Giant Hollyberg/Katapult Filmproduktion/Nevision Ltd., UK/NBC Universal Global Networks Dtl.
TV series
Spides - Larva
Director: Rainer Matsutanis, Joern Heitmann
SPIDES Production/Aventin Filmproduktion/Baby Giant Hollyberg/Katapult Filmproduktion/Nevision Ltd., UK/NBC Universal Global Networks Dtl.
TV series
Spides - Blis
Director: Rainer Matsutani, Joern Heitmann
SPIDES Production/Aventin Filmproduktion/Baby Giant Hollyberg/Katapult Filmproduktion/Nevision Ltd., UK/NBC Universal Global Networks Dtl.
TV series
The Law Firm - Shadowplays
Director: Thomas Jauch
Letterbox Filmproduktion for NDR/WDR
TV series
The Law Firm - Excess
Director: Thomas Jauch
Letterbox Filmproduktion for NDR/WDR
TV series
The Law Firm – Without a Trace
Director: Thomas Jauch
Letterbox Filmproduktion for NDR/WDR
TV series
2017
Director: Niki Stein
"16:9 Movies in the Theatre", Film Festival Hamburg 2017
Cinecentrum Berlin for NDR
TV movie
2016
The Specialists – 3 Episodes
Director: Sven Fehrensen
UFA Fiction for ZDF
TV series
2015
Tatort – Majorette
Director: Thomas Jauch
Bavaria Köln for WDR
TV movie
Bavaria Fiction for WDR
TV movie
Lena Fauch – Thou Shalt Not Kill
Director: Martin Weinhart
Hager Moss Film
TV movie
2014
Director: Alexander Dierbach
Rocky Award, Banff World Media Festival 2016
Golden Nymphe Award, Festival de Télévision Monte-Carlo 2016
Jupiter Award 2016, Best TV Movie
Nomination Grimme-Prize 2015, Competition Fiction
Bavarian TV Award 2015, Special Award
Magnolia Award for Best Foreign TV Film, 21st Shanghai TV Festival 2015
Wiedemann & Berg Television/Gabriela Sperl for ZDF
three-part TV movie
Final Destination Happiness
Director: Karola Meeder
21st Filmschau Baden-Baden 2014
Moviepool for ARD Degeto/SWR
TV movie
2013
Tatort – Blackout
Director: Thomas Jauch
Colonia Media for WDR
TV movie
Director: Roland Suso Richter
Nomination German Film Award 2014, DAFF for Best Cinematography
Nomination Golden Camera 2015
Nomination Grimme-Prize 2015
Wiedemann & Berg Television/Gabriela Sperl for ARD Degeto/WDR/BR
TV movie
The Way to San José
Director: Roland Suso Richter
UFA Fiction for ZDF
TV movie
2012
Tatort – My Turf
Director: Thomas Jauch
Colonia Media for WDR
TV movie
Tatort – Alter Ego Pilot Dortmund-Tatort
Director: Thomas Jauch
Colonia Media for WDR
TV movie
Spring Time - Spring Feelings
Director: Thomas Jauch
Seven Dogs Filmproduktion/Teamworx for ZDF
TV movie
2011
Tatort – Children's Land Crossover Köln - Leipzig
Director: Thomas Jauch
Saxonia Media for MDR
TV movie
Tatort – Oh, Come, Little Children Crossover Leipzig - Köln
Director: Thomas Jauch
Colonia Media for WDR
TV movie
Tatort – Old Iron
Director: Mark Schlichter
Colonia Media for WDR
TV movie
2010
Schimanski - Crime and Punishment
Director: Thomas Jauch
Colonia Media for WDR
TV movie
The Fat Guy - Too Many Chefs
Director: Thomas Jauch
Studio Hamburg for NDR/WDR
TV movie
The Fat Guy - The Reckoning
Director: Thomas Jauch
Studio Hamburg for NDR/WDR
TV series
The Fat Guy - Fools Rush In
Director: Thomas Jauch
Studio Hamburg for NDR/WDR
TV movie
2009
Tatort – Class Reunion
Director: Kaspar Heidelbach
Uraufführung zur Eröffnung der Europäischen Kulturhauptstadt "Ruhr 2010"
Colonia Media for WDR
TV movie
Tatort – Cold Heart
Director: Thomas Jauch
Colonia Media for WDR
TV movie
Tatort – Family Ties
Director: Thomas Jauch
Colonia Media for WDR
TV movie
Divorce for Experts
Director: Josh Broecker
Cologne Film for ZDF
TV movie
2008
Schimanski – The Last Shift
Director: Thomas Jauch
Medienforum NRW, Great TV 2008
Colonia Media for WDR
TV movie
Director: Rainer Matsutani
5th Zürich Film Festival 2009
50th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Zlin (CZ) 2010
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Sam Film
feature film
The Fat Guy (3 Episodes)
Director: Josh Broecker
Studio Hamburg for NDR/WDR
TV series
2007
The Fidality Test – Special Assignment Love
Director: Markus Bräutigam
Coin Film for SAT1
TV movie
Dell & Richthofen (Pilot & Episodes 2 to 4)
Director: Josh Broecker, Marcus O. Rosenmüller
Phoenix Film for ZDF
TV series
Director: Rainer Matsutani
Phoebus Film for RTL
TV movie
2006
Tatort – Hunger for Love
Director: Thomas Bohn
Studio Hamburg for NDR
TV movie
Forever Africa
Director: Peter Sämann
Ziegler Film for ARD
TV movie
The Harvest Helper
Director: Peter Sämann
Ziegler Film for ARD
TV movie
2005
Tatort – Silent Days
Director: Thomas Jauch
Radio Bremen
TV movie
Mathilde
Director: Wolfram Paulus
Hamburg Film Festival 2005
Olga Film for WDR
TV movie
The Family Lawyer (Episodes 1 to 5)
Director: Richard Huber, Olaf Kreinsen
nominiert für beste Fernsehserie beim Deutschen Fernsehpreis 2006
Sony Pictures for RTL
TV series
2004
Tatort – Not Suitable For Minors
Director: Thomas Jauch
Bavaria Fernsehproduktion for BR
TV movie
Tatort – One Body Too Many
Director: Kaspar Heidelbach
Müller & Seelig for WDR
TV movie
Tatort – The Women Whisperer
Director: Kaspar Heidelbach
Colonia Media for WDR
TV movie
The Crimes of Professor Capellari – The Last Curtain
Director: Thomas Jauch
Allmedia Filmproduktion for ZDF
TV movie
But You Remained Silent
Director: Rainer Matsutani
Olga Film for RTL
TV movie
2003
Unfaithful
Director: Rainer Matsutani
TV Movie - Festival Baden-Baden 2004
Olga Film for RTL
TV movie
Double Assignment - Deadly Truth
Director: Gregor Schnitzler
Studio Hamburg for RTL
TV movie
Double Assignment - Truth Dies Last
Director: Dror Zahavi
Studio Hamburg for RTL
TV movie
2002
Jinxed Wedding
Director: Kaspar Heidelbach
Colonia Media for SAT1
TV movie
Tatort – The Whipping Boy
Director: Thomas Jauch
MTM Filmproduktion for BR
TV movie
The Crimes of Professor Capellari – Murder and Music
Director: Thomas Jauch
Allmedia Filmproduktion for ZDF
TV movie
2001
Our Daddy
Director: Thomas Jauch
Studio Hamburg for WDR/SWR
two-part TV movie
Ladies Men
Director: Jan Josef Liefers
Studio Hamburg for SAT1
TV movie
2000
SK Kölsch (2 Episodes)
Director: Wolfgang Limmer
Nostro Film for SAT1
TV series
Families and Other Strokes of Luck
Director: Dror Zahavi
MTM Filmproduktion for ProSieben
TV movie
The Salsa Princess
Director: Dror Zahavi
Relevant Film for RTL
TV movie
1999
Secret Kisses
Director: Wolfgang Limmer
Janus Film for RTL
TV movie
My Sister's Kiss
Director: Dror Zahavi
Teamworx for RTL
TV movie
Balko (2 episodes)
Director: Gregor Schnitzler, Matthias Steurer
UFA Fernsehproduktion for RTL
TV series
1998
One Flesh and Blood
Director: Käthe Niemeyer
E & P Filmproduktion for ZDF
TV movie
A Devil of a Woman
Director: Jo Baier
Intl. Filmfest München 1999
Almaro Film for BR/ORF
TV movie
The Miracle of the Dolphin
Director: Christoph Schrewe
Chicago International Children's Film Festival 2001
Filmpool for ProSieben
TV movie
1997
Mission Hamburg South (2 Episodes)
Director: Axel de Roche, Arend Agthe
Monaco Film for NDR
TV series
1996
Wild Days (Pilot & 5 Episodes)
Director: Rüdiger Nüchtern
ndF Filmproduktion for ZDF
TV series
In the Mountains's Breath
Director: Wolfgang Limmer
Intl. Film Festival Munich 1997
Colonia Media for ZDF
TV movie
1995
Circle of Fear
Director: Thomas Jauch
Helbos Film for ProSieben
TV movie
The Partners (3 Episodes)
Director: Thomas Jauch
Colonia Media for WDR
TV series
1994
Laura of Albania
Director: Margret Run
Intl. Hofer Filmtage 1995, Int. Festival of Film Schools Munich 1995
Film Festival Max Ophüls Prize 1996
Intl. Film Festival Gøteborg 1996
Nominiert für den Förderpreis Stadt München 1995
HFF München/Run-Film
short film
The Partners (5 Episodes)
Director: Thomas Jauch
Colonia Media for WDR
TV series
1993
A Summernight's Deam
Director: Melanie Brügel
HFF München/Dieter Horres Filmproduktion for ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel
TV movie
The Sound of the Images Musikfilm mit Hans Zimmer und Danny Elfman
Director: Marcus O. Rosenmüller
Me, Myself & Eye for BR
TV documentary
1992
Key Experiences
Director: Josef Kluger
for FWU
short documentary
Wedding Night
Director: Mascha Schwarz
Intl. Hofer Filmtage 1992
Avalon Film with Premiere
short film
1991
Stress – Life Saver or Killer
Director: Josef Kluger
for FWU
short documentary
1990
The Encounter
Director: Bernhard Kulinski
HFF München
short film
1989
Stop Whining, Hermann
Director: Margret Run
HFF München/Run-Film for NDR/WDR/RUV (Island)
TV movie
1988
The Garden Plot
Director: Melanie Brügel
HFF München
short film
The Public One
Director: Florian Richter
Jugendpreis der Stadt Oberhausen bei Kurzfilmtagen Oberhausen
HFF München
short film
1987
In Ton
Director: Melanie Brügel
HFF München
short film
The King
Director: Francesca Levorato
HFF München
short film
1986
Isola SAT1 "Fresh Frames"
Director: Kai S. Pieck
Int. Film Festival Cork
Int. Short Film Festival Berlin
Filmszene Salzburg
short film
Godess of the Night
Director: Florian Richter
HFF München
short film
commercials theatrical & tv (sedlection)

brands: Allianz, Blendax, BMW, Bravo,Camel, Corega, Epson, Iglo, Kaffee Hag, Karstadt, Kiss FM, L’Turs, Maggi, McDonald, Pelikan, Pentax, Postbank, Premiere, Puschkin, Quelle Bank, Rowenta, Sil, Somat, Telekom,Vichy, Visa, Vobis, Weißer Riese, Wüstenrot, Zewa …
directors: Maud Baigneres, Hans-Joachim Berndt, Florian Beissert, Alexander Davides, Alexander Dombrowski, Stefan Ebert, Paul Henman, Caspar- Jan Hogerzeil, Thomas Jauch, Roman Kuhn, NayerPaknia, Peter Pölke, Peter Refle. Florian Richter, Mark Scott, Mark von Seydlitz, Gerret Ungelenk …

music clips (selection)

artists: Phillipp Boa, Elektric Music (Kraftwerk/Rheingold), Grace Kairos, Leroy Gomez, Keely Hawks, Jan Josef Liefers, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Olivia, Rauhfaser, Brooke Russel, PM Sampson, DJ Thomilla feat. Afrob und Wasi & Dendemann, Vooodu, Westbam …
directors: Oliver Bradford, Caspar-Jan Hogerzeil, Rainer Matsutani, Marcus Rosenmüller, Florian Seidel …

Image films (selection)

brands: Apple, BMW, Deutsche Bank, Lufthansa, McKinsey, Philip Morris, Neff, Siemens, Steigenberger…
directors: Philine Hofmann, Josef Kluger, Roman Kuhn, Uli Stein …

several Awards for commercials,  music clips and image films (ADC, Mercury Grand Winner, Bundeswirtschaftsfilmpreis)

Spides - Awakening
(2019)
TV series, SPIDES Production/Aventin Filmproduktion/Baby Giant Hollyberg/Katapult Filmproduktion/Nevision Ltd., UK/NBC Universal Global Networks Dtl.
Director: Rainer Matsutani, Joern Heitmann
Showrunner: Rainer Matsutani
Tatort – Dark Times
(2017)
TV movie, Cinecentrum Berlin for NDR
Director: Niki Stein
"16:9 Movies in the Theatre", Film Festival Hamburg 2017
Tatort – One Foot Seldom Comes Singly
(2015)
TV movie, Bavaria Fiction for WDR
Director: Thomas Jauch
Line of Seperation
(2014)
three-part TV movie, Wiedemann & Berg Television/Gabriela Sperl for ZDF
Director: Alexander Dierbach
Rocky Award, Banff World Media Festival 2016
Golden Nymphe Award, Festival de Télévision Monte-Carlo 2016
Jupiter Award 2016, Best TV Movie
Nomination Grimme-Prize 2015, Competition Fiction
Bavarian TV Award 2015, Special Award
Magnolia Award for Best Foreign TV Film, 21st Shanghai TV Festival 2015
The Spiegel-Affair
(2013)
TV movie, Wiedemann & Berg Television/Gabriela Sperl for ARD Degeto/WDR/BR
Director: Roland Suso Richter
Nomination German Film Award 2014, DAFF for Best Cinematography
Nomination Golden Camera 2015
Nomination Grimme-Prize 2015
Tatort – Alter Ego
Pilot Dortmund-Tatort
(2012)
TV movie, Colonia Media for WDR
Director: Thomas Jauch
Gangs
(2008)
feature film, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Sam Film
Director: Rainer Matsutani
5th Zürich Film Festival 2009
50th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Zlin (CZ) 2010
Attack on the Pope
(2007)
TV movie, Phoebus Film for RTL
Director: Rainer Matsutani