Director of Photography

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Roland Stuprich was born 1980 in Jimbolia, Romania. At the age of 10 he moved to Germany with his family. After successfully completing school and compulsory military service, he began working as a lighting technician and stage technician at Roncallis Apollo Variete theatre. In that time Roland found special interest in working and forming with light and started with black and white photography.

His first wish was becoming a professional photographer but he found his real passion in the motion picture. He decided to attend the cinematography class at the FH Dortmund in 2006. While studying he started to shoot a series of short and documentary films, as well as music videos. After getting his intermediate diploma he decided to attend the „Director of photography“ class at the reknown Filmacademy Baden-Württemberg in 2009.

Helmed with a lot of experience he quickly began crafting extraordinary images. His visual style called attention especially in the advertising industry. Awards and numerous accolades were coming along his way. At an early stage he already shot ground breaking works like the Dirt Devil – The Exorcist as well as the Herbaria – Fears commercial. He was nominated for his craft at several international festivals and award shows including Cannes Lions, LIA, ADC, Eurobest, German Cinematography Award and the Venice film festival with the feature „Zerrumpelt Herz“ to name a few. Roland won the Kodak Camera Award for the shortfilm „Die Unschuldigen“ in 2013.

He successfully finished his diploma at the Filmacademy Baden-Württemberg with an epic commercial for L’agent Provocateur in 2015. Since than he’s working internationally in the advertising universe for brands like BMW, Skoda, Chevrolet, VW, Mercedes, Tuborg, Pepsi, Turkish Airlines, Swiss Air, McDonalds, Nivea, Sky and many more. He mixes is commercial work with shooting feature films and personal work.

Roland is represented at Angelika Ruhe’s Management for commercial and feature work. Recently he shot an international campaign for UNIQLO’s new sport brand staring Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori.

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