Having studied directing and cinematography at Berlin´s German Film and Television Academy (dffb) Florian Hoffmeister quickly established himself as a cinematographer in Germany´s vibrant art house film scene. He shot award winning films such as “Berlin is in Germany“, “One Day in Europe“ and “Learning to Lie” (Best Cinematography, Brooklyn International Filmfestival) and worked for companies such as Tom Tykwer`s X-Filme. That body of work brought him to the attention of Bristish director Antonia Bird, who hired him to shoot “Hamburg Cell“, the critically acclaimed tv film about the terrorist attacks on 09/11.
In 2005 he took a break from cinematography to realize his directorial debut “3 degrees colder“, which won him a „Silver Leopard for best first feature“ at the Locarno International Filmfestival.
Shortly after he re-teamed with Antonia Bird to lense a resurrection of “Cracker“, Britains famous TV-series starring Robbie Coltrane. He then expanded his work in the UK… read more