shooting FADO (with director Jonas Rothlaender), 2015

Alexander Haßkerl

Alexander Haßkerl is Director of Photography and Producer.

He studied at the German- Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb) and lives in Berlin.

CV and filmography see HERE


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Alexander Haßkerl

Director of Photography

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Berlin, Germany

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After the Nomination for the

German Camera Award 2017

I am happy and even more proud to announce that our ATARA FILM BBC documentary Wild New Zealand is nominated for two International Emmy Awards in the categories

"Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary" and

"Outstanding Narrator" (Sam Neill).


Congratulations to the DoPs who joined me on this adventure and the whole Team!!



"FADO" was nominated for the German Film Critic's Award 2016 for the Best Feature Film, the Best Debut Film and Luise Heyer as Best Actress.

The Award Ceremony took place during the 67. Berlin International Film Festival and we won the Best Debut Film Award!




It was an honor for me to be a part of the Berlinale Talents 2017 - a master class program for artists during the 67. Berlin International Film Festival.

APRIL 2016


"FADO" wins the Best Feature Film Award at Sehsüchte - 45. International Student Film Festival:

"(...) The jury was impressed by the emotional impact the film has through the combination of acting, cinematography and editing."


"FADO" wins the Best Director Award and the ExBerliner Film Award at the 12. Achtung Berlin New Berlin Film Award 2016:

"(...) Für seine Aufmerksamkeit in der Bildsprache und seine Beharrlichkeit die Eifersucht in ungeliebter Form zu zeigen, geht der Preis für die Beste Regie an Jonas Rothlaender für FADO."

MARCH 2016


After almost three years we finished our ATARA FILM production "New Zealand - Earth's Enchanted Eden"! It is a three part documentary about New Zealand which we produced for the BBC, National Geographic, NDR and Arte.

- Will be on television soon! -


FEB 2016


The short fiction "WADA'" was nominated for Best International Cinematography at the Caméflex-AFC 2016 in Paris.


JAN 2016


"FADO" is premiered at the 37. Max-Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2016 and wins the "Filmpreis der saarländischen Ministerpräsidentin".

The Jury:

"Getragen von zwei herausragenden Darstellern erzählt FADO, der Film von Jonas Rothlaender, ein Beziehungs-Drama, das sich Eifersucht zum Thema der Erzählung macht. In den Gassen Lissabons finden und verlieren sich die Figuren, zerbricht schließlich ihre Verbindung am stetig nagenden Rost der Eifersucht. Optisch wie inszenatorisch ein beeindruckendes filmisches Ereignis, zu dem wir herzlich gratulieren!"


The international premiere of "FADO" was one week later at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.


NOV 2015


Winner of the Student Camera Award for best cinematography for the short film "Wada'" at the International Film Festival Munich


The Jury:

"Cinematography is much more powerful when it doesn't set out to be a quest for perfection - or just an illustration of the script. Images can lead us to places that can't be reached by words. In WADA’, the character lacks words to express his feelings, so the cinematographer has chosen sensitively to let us enter in those moments of life with shots that do not force emotions on us but allow them time to arise. It's Berlin today but from a perspective never seen before. In every frame we perceive visually that the Berlin of the protagonist is haunted by Syria, by both its beauty and its violence."


FEB 2015


Nomination "German Film Critic's Award" during the 65. Berlinale 2015 for Best Cinematography for the feature "The Strange Little Cat".