Markus Huersch

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biography

Markus Huersch, born 1967 in Bern, was first educated as a teacher and afterwards studied art history, philosophy and dramatics at the University of Bern. 1995 he started his training at the London International Film School and finished it with a Kodak-masterclass-scholarship. Subsequently Markus worked as a 1st camera assistant for feature films and commercials. Since 2000 Markus works as a director of photography.  A lot of his films were awarded with prizes at international filmfestivals, the shortfilm Little Terrorist has been shot with a tiny budget in the Rajasthan desert  – and was nominated both for an Oscar and the European Academy Awards in 2005. Little terrorist also won „best film“ in Montreal, Manhatten, Flanders and at 5 other festivals,  and was screened worldwide at 114 filmfestivals. Markus did lots of commercials, documentary films, TV and international feature films. Diversity is Markus´ favorite starting position, his working style is intuitive and steady. 

awards

SHOUTING SECRETS
* Winner – Best Film, 36th American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco 2010
* Winner – Grand Jury Award, Best Feature Film, Rhode Island Intl. FF
* Winner – Jury Award, Best Feature Film, Columbia Gorge Intl. FF
* Winner – Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature, Great Lakes Intl. FF
* Winner – Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature, Daytona Beach International FF
* Winner – Audience Choice Award, Best Feature Film, San Diego FF
* Winner – Audience Choice Award, Best Feature Film, Big Island Intl. FF
* Winner – Audience Choice Award, Best Feature Film, Arizona Intl.
and more…


15 MINUTEN
* Winner – Special Jury Price 20a rassegna cinematografica internazionale eserciti e populi, Rome 2009


PAS DE PANIQUE

* Winner – Best Television Drama cinema d´ecrain, Genf 2007


LITTLE TERRORIST

* 77th Academy Awards 2005, Oscar nominated for „Best Short Film“
* Nominated European Academy Awards 2005
* Winner – 1st prize 28. World Film Festival Montreal
* Winner – Best Film Filmfestival Flanders
* Winner – Grand Prize Tehran Film Festival
* Winner – Best Film Manhatten Short Film Festival


SWISS AIR FORCE

* Winner – Silver Award International World Media Film Festival Hamburg
* Winner – certificate of creative excellence at US International Film Festival, Los Angeles 2004
* Winner – first prize at 15a rassegna cinematografica internazionale esecriti e popoli, Rome 2005


ROAD TO LADAKH

* Winner – Golden Remi World Filmfestival Houston, 2003


AM(M)AZING

* Winner – Best short Film 7th International Short Film Festival Wintherthur, 2003

filmography

2014/15 Der Saubermacher
writer, creative producer, dop
production company: Turnus Film, Switzerland
director: Markus Sehr
2013 Tobago 1677
feature documentary (RED-MX)
shot on location in Tobago
production company: Silvia Krüger, Oceans discovery, 
director: Rick Haupt
2011 Shouting Secrets
feature film
director: Korinna Sehringer
production company: Josef Bollag, Waiting Room L.A., Joker Films, CH
* Winner – Best Film,  36th American Indian Film Festival San Francisco
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Winner – Grand Jury Award, Best Feature Film, Rhode Island Intl. FF
* Winner – Jury Award, Best Feature Film, Columbia Gorge Intl. FF
* Winner – Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature, Great Lakes Intl. FF
* Winner – Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature, Daytona Beach International FF
* Winner – Audience Choice Award, Best Feature Film, San Diego FF
* Winner – Audience Choice Award, Best Feature Film, Big Island Intl. FF
* Winner – Audience Choice Award, Best Feature Film, Arizona Intl.
and more…
2010 Hard Stop
feature film
director: Marco Leisi
production company: Marco Leisi, The Band GmbH CH
2009 Tag & Nacht
SRF, pilote for series
director: Tobias Fueter
production company: Peter-Christian Fueter, C-Films, CH
2008

Kala Pul – The Black Bridge
feature film, shot in Karachi, Pakistan
director: Saqib Mausoof
production company: Muder Kothari, Black Crow Productions, San Francisco

 

15 Minuten
TV drama
director: Juerg Ebe
production company: Markus Meister, ZEM, Swiss governement
* Winner – Special Jury Price 20a rassegna cinematografica internazionale eserciti e populi, Rome 2009

2006 Pas de Panique
TV drama
director: Dennis Rabaglia
production company: Jean Marc Fröhle, Point Production, CH & MFP, France
* Winner – Best Television Drama cinema d´ecrain 2007 Genf
* Winner – Audience Award cinema d´ecrain 2006 – Genf
2005

The Forest
feature film, shot in India, Thailand
director: Ashvin Kumar
production company: Judith James, Dreyfuss & James Productions, LA & Lindine Productions, UK

 

Anuk
feature film
director: Luke Gasser
production company: Reinhard Steiner, Filmwerk, CH

 

Little Terrorist
feature flim
shot in India
director: Ashvin Kumar
production company: On the road Production USA/India & Alipur Films, India

 

* 77th Academy Awards 2005, Oscar nominated for „Best Short Film“
* Nominated European Academy awards 2005
* Winner – 1st prize 28th World Film Festival Montreal
* Winner – Best Film Filmfestival Flanders
* Winner – Grand Prize Tehran Film Festival
* Winner – Best Film Manhatten Short Film Festival

2004

Tell
feature film, 2nd unit
director: Mike Aeschmann
production company: Zodiak Pictures, CH

 

Nur ein Sommer
feature film, 2nd unit
director: Tamara Staudt
production company: Samir, Susanne Ruedlinger Razor Film, Dschoint Ventschr

2003

Swiss Air Force
TV film
director: Thomas Rajman
production company: Markus Meister, Swiss Governement, ZEM, Forces Aeriennes
*
Winner – Silver Award international world media film Festival Hamburg 
* Winner – Certificate of creative excellence at US International Film Festival in Los Angeles 2004
* Winner – First Prize at 15a rassegna cinematografica internazionale esecriti e popoli, Rome 2005

 

Road to Ladakh
drama
shot in Ladakh
director: Ashvin Kumar
production company: Rasa Pictures, UK
* Winner – Golden Remi World Filmfestival Houston

2002 Der Skifahrer
short film
director: Martin Guggisberg
production company: Rolf Schmid, Fama Film CH
2001

Azzuro
feature film – 2nd unit
director: Denis Rabaglia
production company: Edi Hubschmid. C-Films, CH & ALhna Films, France & Gam Films, Italy 

 

Am(m)azing 
experimental film
director: Curdin Schneider
production company: HGK Luzern, CH
* Winner – Best Short Film 7th International Short Film Festival Wintherthur 2003

 

Two Sides
short film
director: Olivier Lauchenauer
production company: Pogo Films, UK

 
DOCUMENTARY
 

Elevation 1048
director: Markus Huersch

 

Leidenschaft Polo
director: Markus Huersch

 

Camaro
director: Markus Huersch

 

Doug Aitken in Arles
director: Doug Aitken, Markus Huersch

 

You & Me
director: Kaspar Kasics

 

Unsere Wälder
director: Heikko Böhm

 

Feuer und Flamme
director: Simon Weber

 

Kosovo – life after the war
documentary – series
director: Andrea Müller 

 

Robinson Reality
director: Mike Helmi

 
COMMERCIALS (selection)
  SBB, Raiffeisen, Alpiq, Vital, Fayrouz, Myway, Maste Beer, Steers Diner, KPT Insurance, Swisscom Mobile, Vodacom – Yebo5, Postoffice, Olympus, Motorola@Cebit, Samsonite, Groupe Mutuel, SRS World Hotels, Summit Hotels, Habitat, Hill House Hammond