Peter Zeitlinger ASC

Peter Zeitlinger ASC – filmmaker 

Werner Herzog´s principal Cinematographer since 1995.

Peter Zeitlinger is an Austrian cinematographer with an illustrious career in film and TV features. He has shot 13 films with legendary director Werner Herzog, including ‘Grizzly Man’, ‘Encounters at the End of the World’, ‘The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans’, ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’ and ‘Into the Abyss’, which won the British Film Institute’s Best Documentary in 2011. Most recently, he was Director of Photography on Herzog’s ‘Queen of the Desert’. He has shot six features with Gotz Spielmann and three with Ulrich Seidl. He has won five Best Cinematography accolades, including two Romy TV awards and one German Cinematography Award, and ‘Encounters at the End of the World’ was nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Feature in 2009. He is currently working on a new film with Werner Herzog, which will involve volcanoes.

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