Sebastian Klinger Cinematographer during sunset in mountains

Sebastian Klinger is a Swiss-based cinematographer shooting award-winning films, commercials and documentaries. Born in Zurich in 1993, he studied film and tv production at the University of Applied Sciences in Chur, which brought him to his initial passion of cinematography as the art of bringing a story to life with images. Besides that, Sebastian has also developed a strong interest in the post production process of a film including editing and the implementation of visual effects to further enhance the story.

A short film he recently worked on, Sew Torn has been acquired by Searchlight Pictures in late 2019 and qualified for the Oscars 2020. Now he’s finishing a trilogy of Swiss short films depicting the idea of home including Pünt (Garden Plot), Maiensäss (Alpine Getaway) and Paxmal (The Station In-Between). To learn more about his still photography work, please visit his Instagram Profile.

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2021

PAXMAL, Short Film, Sven Schnyder, Art Schnyder (Cinematographer, Producer, Editor)

SBB HANDWERK CHALLENGE, Lukas Fröhlich, Atem Collective (Cinematographer)

COLOR OF HEAVEN, Feature Film, Joan-Marc Zapata, 89Productions / Arnold Films (Camera Operator)

CURLY BIRD – DANCE TO THE DRUMS, Music Video, Nicholas Beyeler & Niklas Burn, Salient Media (Cinematographer)

MIGROS – SUPPORT YOUR SPORT, Commercial, Lukas Fröhlich, Atem Collective (Cinematographer)

PEDRO CASANELLAS, Documentary Series, Timothy Ross, Orisono (Cinematographer)

JULIUS BÄR, Commercial, Marco Egger, True Story (Cinematographer)

9HYLLS PART 2, Commercial, Daniel Koss, Yxterix (Cinematographer, Editor)

ELI GRAF – I DON’T WANNA FALL, Music Video, Fabio Stecher, Orisono (Visual Effects Artist)

SGKB VORSORGEKAMPAGNE, Commercial, Othmar Geser, Festland (Cinematographer, Editor)

TRIVADIS x SWISSCOM, Commercial, Ivana Leiseder, Trivadis (Cinematographer, Editor)

GESTIRN, Short Film, Fabio Stecher, Cine Royal Productions (Visual Effects Artist)

SGKB CONSULTING, Commercial, Sebastian Klinger (Director, Editor)

BW-TEC, Commercial, Lukas Fröhlich, Atem Collective (Cinematographer)

MIGROS MITARBEITERVIDEOS, Commercial, Marco Egger, True Story (Cinematographer)

OPPO FIND X3 PRO, Commercial, Daniel Koss, Yxterix (Cinematographer, Editor)

 

2020

MAIENSÄSS, Short Film, Sven Schnyder, Art Schnyder (Cinematographer, Producer, Editor)

UBS APPRENTICESHIP, Commercial, Sebastian Cepeda, Viven GmbH (Cinematographer)

PARADIES, Feature Film, Immanuel Esser, KHM Köln (Visual Effects Artist)

CEYLOR – PROTECT YOURSELF, Commercial, Daniel Koss, Yxterix (Cinematographer, Editor)

APATE, Short Film, Niklas Burn & Nicholas Beyeler, NB Films (Cinematographer)

HERTZ MY WEEKEND, Commercial, Lukas Fröhlich, Atem Collective (Cinematographer)

20 MINUTEN NOW, Commercial, Lukas Fröhlich, Atem Collective (Cinematographer)

OPPO SMARTPHONE, Commercial, Daniel Koss, Yxterix (Cinematographer, Editor)

SRF NEUMATT PROMOTION, Commercial, Yasmine Sihite (Cinematographer)

SPARX SEASON 1, Web Series, Ivana Leiseder, Trivadis AG (Cinematographer, Editor)

SWISSMILK, Commercial, Lukas Fröhlich, Atem Collective (Cinematographer)

GRETHER’S PASTILLES, Commercial, Daniel Koss, Yxterix (Cinematographer, Editor)

MICROSOFT CLOUD, Commercial, Ivana Leiseder, Trivadis AG (Cinematographer, Editor)

YULLBE, Commercial, Daniel Koss, Yxterix (Cinematographer, Editor)

ATEMREICH CHILDREN’S HOME, Documentary, Ivana Leiseder, Trivadis AG, (Cinematographer, Editor)

A PIECE OF HEAVEN, Documentary, Lukas Fröhlich, Atem Collective (Cinematographer)

9HYLLS, Commercial, Daniel Koss, Yxterix (Cinematographer, Editor)

DIE EINHEIT, Web Series, Lucas Diebold, LET Studios (Gaffer)

RACHEL CARMEN – NOIR ET BLANC, Music Video, Sven Schnyder, Art Schnyder (Cinematographer)

L-GAV TRAINING, Web Series, Matthias Plattner, Line AG (Cinematographer, Editor)

PHOENIX, Short Film, Fabio Stecher, Cine Royal Productions (Visuals Effects Artist)

SUISA ROYALTIES, Commercial, Ivana Leiseder, Trivadis AG (Cinematographer, Editor)

KREDITFABRIK, Commercial, Andrea Elmer, Peax (Cinematographer, Editor)

LOCO ESCRITO x BESTSMILE, Commercial, Ramin Yousofzai, Artsome (2nd AC)

HESS & THE SPANKY HAMMERS – STAY FOR A NIGHT, Music Video, Hannah Dobbertin, Orisono (Gaffer)

GEMAG REAL ESTATE, Commercial, Sergio Herencias, Guave Motion (1st AC)

GOLDEN BUTTERFLY, Music Video, Joëlle Danielle (Cinematographer)

 

2019

SEW TORN, Short Film, Freddy Macdonald, Macdonald Entertainment Partners (Cinematographer)

PÜNT, Short Film, Sven Schnyder, Art Schnyder (Cinematographer, Producer, Editor)

UPC MY SPORTS – THE DREAM, Documentary Series, Alexander Joho, C-Films (Cinematographer)

FANTASTIC NEGRITO – THE SUIT THAT WON’T COME OFF, Music Video, Freddy Macdonald (Cinematographer)

HERTZ PORTRAITS, Web Series, Lukas Fröhlich, Atem Collective (Cinematographer)

RANDNOTIZ – N.I.L., Music Video, Lukas Fröhlich, Atem Collective (Cinematographer, Editor)

MC DONALD’S SHOWDOWN, Commercial, Céline Högger, Yxterix (Cinematographer, Editor)

BKW, Web Series, Oliver Aemisegger, Frame Eleven (Cinematographer)

LAVA CHALLENGE, Commercial, Sergio Herencias, Guave Motion (1st AC)

A TOAST TO LIFE, Short Film, Johannes Horn, Black&White Producutions (Cinematographer)

TIC TRIC TRAC, Web Series, Yves Marty, MartyTrezzini (Cinematographer)

BARCELONA ANNIVERSARY, Documentary, Ivana Leiseder, Trivadis AG (Cinematographer, Editor)

NO PANIC!, Commercial, Sergio Herencias, Guave Motion (1st AC)

THE DIGITAL ERA, Commercial, Roger Signer, St.Galler Kantonalbank (Cinematographer, Editor)

SWISSCOM SMART LIFE, Commercial, Lukas Fröhlich, Atem Collective (1st AC)

PERFORMANCE DAYS, Documentary, Andrea Wittmann, Trivadis AG (Cinematographer, Editor)

SWISS DATA FORUM, Commercial, Franziska Joho, Trivadis AG (Cinematographer, Editor)

BEST SMILE, Commercial, Ramin Yousofzai, Artsome (1st AC)

BDO PERFORMANCE, Commercial, Marc Scülfort, BDO (Cinematographer, Editor)

SWISSCOM USECASE, Web Series, Diana Eggenschwiler, Trivadis AG (Cinematographer, Editor)

GEMAG REAL ESTATE, Commercial, Sergio Herencias, Guave Motion (2nd Unit Cinematographer)

FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS, Short Film, Hannah Dobbertin, Orisono (Gaffer)

 

2018

ZOE, Feature Film, Johannes Thüring, Chaos Turtle (Cinematographer, Producer, Editor)

M-BUDGET – MONDAY WISDOM, Commercial, Lukas Fröhlich, Atem Collective / True Story (Cinematographer)

I’M GOOD, Short Film, Freddy Macdonald, Macdonald Entertainment Partners (Cinematographer)

UPC MY SPORTS – THE DREAM, Documentary Series, Alexander Joho, C-Films (Cinematographer)

THE COACHMEN, Short Film, Freddy Macdonald, Macdonald Entertainment Partners (Cinematographer)

M-BUDGET x CHARLES NGUELA, Commercial, Norbert Rieger, True Story (Cinematographer, Editor)

BKW, Web Series, Oliver Aemisegger, Frame Eleven (Cinematographer)

MUNICH BRANCH, Commercial, Ivana Leiseder, Trivadis AG (Cinematographer, Editor)

FANTASTIC NEGRITO – A BOY NAMED ANDREW, Music Video, Freddy Macdonald (Cinematographer)

STAMM, Commercial, Sergio Herencias, Guave Motion (1st AC)

HÄSCH CASH, Commercial, Roger Signer, St.Galler Kantonalbank (Cinematographer, Editor)

EYEBROWS OF DEATH – MOONLIGHT, Music Video, Johannes Thüring, Chaos Turtle (Cinematographer, Editor)

FANTASY BASEL RECAP, Web Series, Sven Schnyder, Guave Motion (Cinematographer, Editor)

RACHEL DIVA – HOME, Music Video, Sven Schnyder, Art Schnyder (Cinematographer)

BRANCH OPENING, Documentary, Roger Signer, St.Galler Kantonalbank (Cinematographer, Editor)

FANTASTIC NEGRITO – THE DUFFLER, Music Video, Freddy Macdonald, Macdonald Entertainment Partners (Cinematographer)

GASTRONOMY PORTRAITS, Web Series, Tobias Imbach, Zenhäusern & Partner AG (Cinematographer)

KATE MCWEY – OUR LAND, Music Video, Freddy Macdonald, Macdonald Entertainment Partners (Cinematographer)

 

2017

EINE Z’VIEL, Web Series, Lukas Fröhlich, Atem Collective (Cinematographer)

THE FATHER OF ART, Short Film, Freddy Macdonald, Macdonald Entertainment Partners (Cinematographer)

CONTRASTS OF PERU, Short Documentary, Sebastian Klinger, Klingerfilms (Cinematographer)

FANTASY BASEL RECAP, Web Series, Sven Schnyder, Guave Motion (Cinematographer, Editor)

WHO ARE YOU?, Short Film, Johannes Thüring, Klingerfilms (Cinematographer)

MIGROS A VS B, Commercial, Elie Kerbage, True Story (Cinematographer)

 

2016

GIFTED, Short Film, Freddy Macdonald, Macdonald Entertainment Partners (Cinematographer)

CASSIAN, Web Series, Johannes Thüring, Klingerfilms (Cinematographer, Producer, Editor)

SWISS SKI ANALYTICS, Commercial, Lukas Fröhlich, Atem Collective (Cinematographer)

 

2015

CHAIRITY, Short Film, Sebastian Klinger, HTW Chur (Cinematographer, Producer, Editor)

LIVE YOUR FANTASY, Commercial, Flavio Deflorin, Klingerfilms (Cinematographer, Editor)

 

2014

DINNER FOR THREE, Short Film, Sebastian Klinger, Klingerfilms (Cinematographer, Producer, Editor)

STONEMAN – GOLDMARIE, Music Video, Stefan Klinger, Klingerfilms (Cinematographer, Editor)

CIRCUS KNIE, Documentary, Roger Signer, St.Galler Kantonalbank (Cinematographer, Editor)

 

2013

PIUS G., Short Film, Sebastian Klinger, Klingerfilms (Cinematographer, Producer, Editor)

COBANA, Commercial, Sebastian Klinger, Klingerfilms (Cinematographer, Producer, Editor)

ROCK AM WEIER, Documentary, Sebastian Klinger, Klingerfilms (Cinematographer, Producer, Editor)

 

2012

SCHACHMATT, Short Film, Sebastian Klinger, Klingerfilms (Cinematographer, Producer, Editor)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, Documentary, Roger Signer, St.Galler Kantonalbank (Cinematographer, Editor)

CASCADE, Short Film, Sebastian Klinger, Klingerfilms (Cinematographer, Editor)

 

2011

CRASH, Feature Film, Sebastian Klinger, Klingerfilms (Cinematographer, Producer, Editor)

DECISION, Short Film, Sebastian Klinger, Klingerfilms (Cinematographer, Editor)

SABRE DANCE, Short Film, Sebastian Klinger, Klingerfilms (Cinematographer, Editor)

 

2008

TOP SECRET, Short Film, Sebastian Klinger, Klingerfilms (Cinematographer, Editor)