Uta Briesewitz

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Uta Briesewitz
Born1967 (age 56–57)
EducationAFI Conservatory
Occupation(s)Cinematographer, television director
Years active1998–present

[1]Uta Briesewitz (born 1967) is a German cinematographer[2] and television director.[1] She is known for her collaborations with film director Brad Anderson.


Briesewitz was born in Leverkusen, Germany. She was exposed to film at an early age, watching them on German television, eventually cultivating a preference for French Nouvelle Vague and Italian cinema.[3] In an interview, she recounted that Francois Truffaut's Day for Night, The Story of Adele H and The Man Who Loved Women, were some of the films that made strong impressions on her as a child.[4] Later, Briesewitz considered training to be a painter, but decided it was too isolated as a career.[3]

She had an internship with a German television company, before she applied and completed a cinematography program at AFI Conservatory.[4]

In 2007 she won a Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in the category Kodak Vision award.



Year Title Notes
1998 Next Stop Wonderland Cinematographer
Baby, It's You
Getting Personal
1999 Love Stinks Director of photography
2000 Coming to Light Cinematographer
2001 Seven and a Match
Session 9
2002 XX/XY
The Scoundrel's Wife
2003 Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story Director of photography
2006 The TV Set Cinematographer
2007 Life Support
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Director of photography
2010 Vanishing on 7th Street
2011 Arthur Cinematographer
2013 The List
2015 Freaks of Nature
TBA Salvage Post-production; Director
Alive (II) [5]


Year Title Notes
1999 Undressed Director of photography, 30 episodes
Maternal Instincts Cinematographer, episode "Pilot"
2000 American Masters Cinematographer, episode "Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians"
2002-2004 The Wire Cinematographer, 6 episode; Director of photography, 23 episodes
2004-2005 LAX Director of photography, 12 episodes
2006 What About Brian Director of photography, episode "Pilot"
Thief Cinematographer
Sixty Minute Man Cinematographer, episode "Pilot"
2007 John from Cincinnati Cinematographer, episode "His Visit, Day One"
2009 United States of Tara Director of photography, episode "Pilot"
Washingtonienne Cinematographer, episode "Pilot"
2009-2011 Hung Director, 3 episodes; Cinematographer, 1 episode; Director of photography, 18 episodes
2011 Untitled Allan Loeb Project Cinematographer, episode "Pilot"
2012 Weeds Director, episode "God Willing and the Creek Don't Rise"
Suburgatory Director, episode "The Wishbone"
Ben and Kate Cinematographer, episode "Pilot"
2013 True Blood Director of photography, episode "Life Matters"
2013-2017 Orange Is the New Black Director, 4 episodes
2014 House of Lies Director, episode "Pushback"
2014-2015 Awkward Director, 4 episodes
2014-2016 Jane the Virgin Director, 5 episodes
2015 Unreal Director, 2 episodes
Agent X Director, episode "The Sacrifice"
Complications Cinematographer, episode "Pilot"
Fresh Off the Boat
Weird Loners Cinematographer, episode "Weird Pilot"
2015-2016 The 100 Director, 2 episodes
2015-2018 Jessica Jones[6]
2016 Mad Dogs Director, episode "Hat"
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Director, episode "Rule No. 36: If You Can't Stand the Heat, You're Cooked"
Fear the Walking Dead Director, episode "Pablo & Jessica"
2016-2018 This Is Us Director, 2 episodes
2017 Lethal Weapon Director, episode "Brotherly Love"
Iron Fist Director, episode "Under Leaf Pluck Lotus"
Black Sails Director, episode "XXXVI."
The Defenders Director, episode "Take Shelter"
2017-2018 The Deuce [7][8][9] Director, 2 episodes
2018 Altered Carbon
Here and Now
Westworld Director, episode "Kiksuya" [10][11]
2019 Stranger Things Director, 2 episodes [10][12]
2021 The Wheel of Time Director, 2 episodes; Executive producer, 1 episode [13][14][15][16]
CSI: Vegas Director, 1 episode [17][18][19]
2023 Black Mirror Director, episode "Mazey Day"


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  3. ^ a b Anderson, John (30 October 2008). "Uta Briesewitz: Communal artist". Variety. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b "ASC Close-Up: Uta Briesewitz". American Society of Cinematographers. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  5. ^ Grobar, Matt (2022-06-02). "Ryan Phillippe, Mireille Enos, Kyle MacLachlan & Taryn Manning Join Michelle Danner's Courtroom Drama 'Miranda's Victim'". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  6. ^ Ordona, Michael (May 25, 2018). "Having examined the traumas of the past, the women behind Jessica Joneslook to the future". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved Dec 24, 2022.
  7. ^ Weisbrod, Lars (2017-10-08). "The Deuce Director On How Men Often Direct Sex Scenes Differently Than Women". Vulture. Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  8. ^ "Inside the world of intimacy coordinators, who choreograph sex scenes for HBO, Netflix and more". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  9. ^ Reiher, Andrea (2018-06-04). "'The Deuce' Team Talks Recreating 1970s New York City". Variety. Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  10. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (2021-03-02). "Wesley Chu's 'War Arts Saga' Martial Arts Fantasy Novels To Get TV Series Adaptation By Jason Ning, Uta Briesewitz, Original Film & Sony TV". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  11. ^ Wigler, Josh (2018-06-11). "'Westworld' Confirms Major Theories About Ghost Nation, "the Door" and More". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  12. ^ "Go Behind the Scenes of Stranger Things Season 3". E! Online. 2019-06-11. Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  13. ^ "German director Uta Briesewitz talks about female-empowering sets of 'The Wheel of Time'". ANI News. Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  14. ^ "Inside 'Wheel of Time,' Amazon's Huge Gamble on the Next 'Game of Thrones'". GQ. 2021-10-19. Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  15. ^ "The Wheel Of Time: New Trailer Offers Immersive Experience And Plenty Of Magic". Empire. Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  16. ^ Hailu, Selome (2021-09-02). "Amazon's 'The Wheel of Time' Trailer: Rosamund Pike Travels the World With Magic and Monsters". Variety. Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  17. ^ Rice, Lynette (2022-09-30). "'CSI: Vegas': How Marg Helgenberger Was Brought Back As Catherine Willows". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  18. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2022-02-11). "Marg Helgenberger Set For Season 2 Of 'CSI: Vegas', Will Reprise Catherine Role". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  19. ^ Porter, Rick (2021-12-15). "'CSI: Vegas' Renewed for Second Season at CBS Without William Petersen". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2022-12-23.

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