Uta Briesewitz

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Uta Briesewitz
Born (1967-09-01) 1 September 1967 (age 54)
EducationAFI Conservatory
OccupationCinematographer, television director
Years active1998–present

Uta Briesewitz (born 1 September 1967, Leverkusen, Germany) is a German cinematographer 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.[2] 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.[3] Later, Briesewitz considered training to be a painter, but decided it was too isolated as a career.[2]

She had an internship with a German television company, before she applied and completed a cinematography program at AFI Conservatory.[3]

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)


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
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 Director, 2 episodes
2018 Altered Carbon
Here and Now
Westworld Director, episode "Kiksuya"
2019 Stranger Things Director, 2 episodes
2021 The Wheel of Time Director, 2 episodes; Executive producer, 1 episode
CSI: Vegas Director, 1 episode


  1. ^ "Uta Briesewitz". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2016. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b Anderson, John (30 October 2008). "Uta Briesewitz: Communal artist". Variety. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "ASC Close-Up: Uta Briesewitz". American Society of Cinematographers. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2019.

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