THEO BIERKENS   BVK/NSC

 

Born: 9 April 1955, ?, Netherlands.

Education: Center for Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, USA.

Career: Became lighting technician, c.asst and c.op.

Ph commercials dir by Rita Horst [for Center Parcs], Wim van der Aar [for KPN, Beter Horen, a.o.], Roel Welling [for ING], Billy Pols [for Telfort], a.o. Ph music videos.

One of the founding members of the NSC in 1992.

Awards: Chicago IFF 'Golden Plaque' [1991] for 'Kracht'; DKP Lobende Erwähnung Dokumentarfilm [1994] for 'König der letzten Tage'; Madridimagen Award [1998] for 'When the Light Comes'; Deutscher Fernsehpreis 'Beste Kamera' [2003] for 'Der Anwalt und sein Gast' & 'Himmelreich auf Erden'; Nederlands FF 'Gouden Kalf' nom [2004] for 'De dominee'; DKP 'Kinofilm' [2007] for 'Der Liebeswunsch'.

Website: Theo Bierkens


 

 FILMS

1981

Le toit de la baleine/Het dak van de walvis/On Top of the Whale [Râúl Ruiz] b&w-c; cph: Henri Alekan

1983

Abwärts/Out of Order [Carl Schenkel] c; 2uc; ph: Jacques Steyn

1985

Pervola - Sporen in de sneeuw [Orlow Seunke] c

1985

Mathilde [Emile Poppe] 16mm/b&w; doc/60m

1986

Blonde Dolly [Gerrit van Elst & Jonne Severijn] c

1987

Skin [Guido Henderickx] c

1989

Romeo [Rita Horst] c

1990

Bis ans Ende der Welt/Until the End of the World [Wim Wenders] c; 2uc France; ph: Robby Müller

1990

Kracht/Vigour [Frouke Fokkema] c

1990

Pizza Colonia [Klaus Emmerich] c

1991

De Johnsons/The Johnsons/Xangadix [Rudolf van den Berg] c

1993

1000 rosen/1.000 Roses [Theu Boermans] c

1993

De flat/House Call [Ben Verbong] c; the producers originally wanted this film to be an American prod titled Heatwave/Hittegolf', but Hollywood wasn't interested

1994

Mutters Courage/My Mother's Courage [Michael Verhoeven] s35/c; cph: Michael Epp; 2uc: Benjamin Epp, Yves Vandermeeren, Hagen Bogdanski, a.o.

1995

Filmpje! [Paul Ruven] s16-35bu/c

1995

Mortinho por chegar a casa/Dying to Go Home/The Crows of St. Vincent [Carlos Da Silva & George Sluizer] c

1996

Winter '89 [Danniel Danniel] scheduled as doph, but film was ph by Vladimír Smutný

1997

When the Light Comes/Waar blijft het licht [Stijn Coninx] c; 2uc (studio): Jules van den Steenhoven

1997

Bin ich schön?/Am I Beautiful? [Doris Dörrie] 35mm+s8+v-to-35mm/c; 2uc: Abu Rinatu, Peter Mettler & Stefan Spreer; prod was started in March 1996 by doph Helge Weindler (married to dir Dörrie), who died during filming; prod was restarted autumn 1997

1997

Abel, de vliegende liftboy [Ben Sombogaart] c

1998

Buena Vista Social Club [Wim Wenders] v-to-35mm/c; mus doc/101m; co-addph Amsterdam; ph: Robby Müller (Amsterdam), Lisa Rinzler (New York) & Jörg Widmer (Amsterdam & Cuba)

2000

Zoom - It's Always About Getting Closer [Otto A. Jahrreiss] announced as ph, but replaced by Hannes Hubach

2000

The Island of the Mapmaker's Wife [Michie Gleason] c

2000

The Discovery of Heaven/De ontdekking van de hemel [Jeroen Krabbé] c; 2uc: Didier Frateur

2003

De dominee/The Preacher [Gerrard Verhage] c; also 3-part tv-miniseries

2003

Amazones [Esmé Lammers] c; 2uc: Erwin Roodhart

2004

Der Liebeswunsch/Impossibly Yours [Torsten C. Fischer] s35/c

2007

Die Entdeckung der Currywurst [Ulla Wagner] c

2008

Ob ihr wollt oder nicht!/Laura [Ben Verbong] ts/c; 2uc: Thomas Korda

2008

Iep! [(uncred) Rita Horst] c

2009

Mijn opa de bankrover/My Granpa, the Bankrobber/Mooi leven/Beautiful Life [Ineke Houtman] c

2015

De Helleveeg/The Fury [André van Duren] c

 

 TELEVISION

1983

Das Gehirn zu Pferde [Hans Neuenfels] tvm/16mm

1984

Kein schöner Land [Klaus Emmerich] 6-part series

1985

Tatort [ep #188 'Freunde' dir by Klaus Emmerich] tvm-ep/16mm series

1987

Reporter [Klaus Emmerich (6 ep) & Hans Noever (3 ep)] 9-part series, 1989; other ph: Peter Gauhe

1987

Sandra [Guido Henderickx] tvm/55m/16mm+v

1988

Peter Strohm [ep #7 'Heißer Schmuck' dir by Peter Adam] 63-part series, 1989-96; 1st season, 1989

1989

Rote Erde II [Klaus Emmerich] 4-part series (2nd series), 1990; 1st series (9 ep), 1983, ph by Joseph Vilsmaier

199?

Shakespeare Sonette [?] ?

199?

Das Opfer [?] ?

1990

Retrospectief/In Retrospect [Erik Fransman] tvm/53m/s16

1990

Flying Kicks: Bertje [Ken Hannam] tvm/55m

1990

De reclamemakers [Monique van de Ven] tvm/?m; prod Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten

1992

Richting Engeland [André van Duren] tvm/52m

1992

König der letzten Tage/A King for Burning [Tom Toelle] 2-part tvm

1994

De partizanen/The Partisans [Theu Boermans] 3-part series; 2uc: Edwin Verstegen, Brigit Hillenius, a.o.

1996

El toro [André van Duren] tvm/15m/v

1999

Doppeltes Dreieck [Torsten C. Fischer] tvm

1999

Ein tödliches Wochenende/A Deathly Weekend [Torsten C. Fischer] tvm/DigiBeta

1999

Zerbrechliche Zeugin [Ben Verbong] tvm

2000

Der gerechte Richter [Torsten C. Fischer] tvm

2001

Himmelreich auf Erden [Torsten C. Fischer] tvm

2001

Der Anwalt und sein Gast [Torsten C. Fischer] tvm/16mm

2002

Jiskefet [Michiel Romeyn, Kees Prins & Herman Koch] 8-part series; cph: Sander Snoep & Paul van den Bos; for VPRO-tv

2002

Boy Ecury [Frans Weisz] tvm/s16

2002

Katzenzungen [Torsten C. Fischer] tvm/s16

2003

EzelsooR [Frans Weisz] pilot/HD; for Fox Kids

2003

Tatort [ep #542 'Wenn Frauen Austern essen' dir by Klaus Emmerich] tvm-ep series

2003

Madame Jeanette [Paula van der Oest] tvm; also released theatrically

2003

Mr. und Mrs. Right [Torsten C. Fischer] tvm

2005

De uitverkorene [Theu Boermans] tvm; also released theatrically

2006

Franziskas Gespür für Männer/Von der Kunst den Männern hinterher zu gehen [Nina Grosse] tvm; 2nd film with character 'Franziska Luginsland' (1st film: '21 Liebesbriefe'; ph: Benedict Neuenfels)

2006

Der Kriminalist [ep #2 'Gefallene Engel' & #5 'Verbranntes Glück' dir by Torsten C. Fischer] series/16mm, 2006-present; 1st season, 2006-07; other ph: Michael Wiesweg (#1, 3 & 6) & Hagen Bogdanski (cph #2 & 5; ph #4)

2006

Stellenbosch [Michiel van Jaarsveld] 7-part series/16mm, 2007; 2nd cam: Erwin Roodhart & Luc Brefeld; for VPRO, VARA & NPS-tv

2007

Geschichten aus der Pfandleihe [ep (7m) 'Nachtpfand' dir by Philipp Fleischmann] 10-part series, 2008; for Arte-tv

2009

Eisfieber/Whiteout [Peter Keglevic] 2-part tvm/s16; uwph: Jens Winkler

2009

Droomland [Theu Boermans] 4-part miniseries

2010

Tatort [ep #811 'Auskreuzung' dir by Torsten C. Fischer] tvm-ep series

2010

Zwei übern Berg [Torsten C. Fischer] tvm

2011

Eine Frau verschwindet - Van Leeuwens erster Fall/Bürger van Leeuwen - Die Stadt und die Angst [Matti Geschonneck] tvm; 2uc: Mark de Blok

2011

Spreewaldkrimi [ep #4 'Eine tödliche Legende' dir by Torsten C. Fischer] series, 2006-present; ep #4 filmed in HD (ARRI ALEXA)

2012

Tod einer Polizistin/Endspiel [Matti Geschonneck] tvm/HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus)

2012

De maan van Anouar [Michiel van Jaarsveld] tvm/25m; ep NTR-tv project 'Nu of Nooit!' (6 shorts)

2012

Totenengel - Van Leeuwens zweiter Fall [Matti Geschonneck] tvm/HD

2013

De prooi [Theu Boermans] 3-part miniseries/HD (ARRI ALEXA)

2013

Helen Dorn [ep #1 'Das dritte Mädchen' dir by Matti Geschonneck (MG) & #2 'Unter Kontrolle' dir by MG] series/HD, 2014-present

2014

Hochzeitskönig [Ben Verbong] tvm/HD (Sony F55)

2014

Der Verlorene [Matti Geschonneck] tvm/HD (Sony F55)

2015

Tatort [ep #985 'Narben/Wenn die Seele platzt' dir by Torsten C. Fischer] tvm-ep series, 2016

2016

Tatort [ep #? 'Nachbarn/Die 7. Zypresse' dir by Torsten C. Fischer] tvm-ep series, 2017

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1977

De kris Pusaka [Bram van Erkel; tv-series] asst lighting des; ph: Fred Tammes

1979

Saint Jack [Peter Bogdanovich] best boy; ph: Robby Müller

1979

Laat de dokter maar schuiven... [Nikolai van der Heyde] co-c.asst; ph: Andrzej Karpinski

1980

Lieve jongens [Paul de Lussanet] c.asst; ph: Paul van den Bos

1981

De Zevensprong [Karst van der Meulen; tv-series] as 'verder werkten mee' (other collaborators); ph: Fred Tammes

1981

Een zwoele zomeravond [Frans Weisz] c.asst; ph: Robby Müller

1981

Een vlucht regenwulpen/A Flight of Rainbirds [Ate de Jong] c.asst; ph: Paul van den Bos

1981

De stilte rond Christine M./A Question of Silence [Marleen Gorris] c.asst; ph: Frans Bromet

1982

Knokken voor twee [Karst van der Meulen; feature & tv-series] co-c.asst; ph: Fred Tammes

1982

Assefeest/Feast of Ashes [Ramón Gieling; short] c.asst; ph: Marc Felperlaan

1984

Het vonnis [Bram van Erkel; tvm] c.asst; ph: Fred Tammes

2001

Het leven na mevrouw De Nijs [Patrick Minks; tvm] co-collab; ph: Jaap Veldhoen