Feel free to explore the complete, illustrated filmography of Tobias Deml, an Austrian Cinematographer and Director.
The list of projects spans from 2010-2014 and includes films, commercials, and music videos. br>Tobias Deml on IMDB
This meditative visual essay follows Jean-Paul Bourdier and two of his models into the serene Utah desert, exposing an untold world of colors, heat and landscape colliding on the human body.
Dark comedy about a Santa Claus-dressed criminal on a hilarious rampage.
A comedic "series of misfortunes" ad for New York-based Laptop Shack.
The tragic love story of a couple living in a run-down desert town, where gasoline huffing, prostitution and robbery are their only means of entertainment.
Office life has come to bore a young man beyond belief - so he uses a vacation postcard and his imagination to escape his everyday dread.
A teenage boy rebels against his father and accidentally discovers lucid dreaming. As he learns to control his dreams, he gains more independence in his real life. Shot by a 95% Berkeley crew of 35 students.
This film thematizes a homeless girl in Berkeley who gets robbed of her most priced possession - but finds inspiration in the incident and decides to come closer to the thief.
An unfortunate mix-up in a racial profiling case has ultimate consequences. Inspired by a true story, shot by a 95% Berkeley crew of approx. 30 students.
A happy couple appears at a divorce lawyer and demands to follow through on their arranged divorce - much to the dismay of the cynical lawyer.
My 2013 Cinematography Reel - a 2-minute compilation of projects I shot in 2013.
Password-protected reel available on request.
Short travel documentary about a short visit in Detroit, a city with lots of hearsay reputation but a lack of eyewitness representation.
An Avant-Garde piece that dissects and analyzes the digital audiovisual medium through spectral destruction, glitchart and compression artifacts.
Her passion for performance drives a young, mysterious actress to the verge of insanity - and sends her down a dark path around the dirty and dangerous world of Hollywood.
A writer with writer's block loses track of his life and has trouble prioritizing his relationship next to his work.
This is a love story about life and purpose, told through an immersive POV aesthetic and binaural audio. Shot in a single day.
Dramatic romance film about a girl that has trouble deciding who her true love is, and how to approach her failing relationship.
Staged in a limited space: Two old friends reunite after decades of absence in each other's lives. As they eat dinner, a dark secret is revealed that changes the cards from friendship to ultimate betrayal.
A smooth ride through a typical LA party, exposing many of the bright and dark sides that Los Angeles has.
Short drama that shows how a stuffed animal can build bridges across passive aggression.
Surrealist silent film about a man who literally gets killed after being a slave to his work.
A SciFi-thriller about seven survivors of the thermonuclear Apocalypse - and an ultimate ethical challenge that puts the group to the test.
Collaborative short documentary film about the practice of Urban Farming and the political implications of land ownership and power distribution in our society.
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Short drama about the scarring trauma a domestic rape victim comes to terms with.
A French film about the ambiguous love of two women exploring Northern California together.
This slapstick comedy is a reinterpretation of Charlie Chaplin's life, releasing him into the modern world of sensory overload. Shot with 90% UC Berkeley students, with 40 cast and crew.
Music video about coping with the loss of a loved one.
A short thriller about the intersection of innocence and violence.
Short action film about the pursuit of a stolen ancient artifact.
A thriller about a woman whose dreams and hallucinations merge with a dark reality - and turn her life upside down.
Violence and mayhem ensue when a cross country serial killer forms an explosive father-son relationship with a 16-year-old outcast.
A documentary project that features various filmmakers from Hollywood and around the world, bringing up the question: “Does Hollywood need an Open Source Camera?” The documentary will then be used to raise awareness about the camera development of the Apertus AXIOM and introduce a revolutionary philosophy to the filmmaking community.
My 2012 Cinematography reel.
Musical drama film produced by Saurus Entertainment (a leading German music production house), about a woman getting betrayed by her teacher and lover.
Russian music video about a man's doubts about his wife's faithfulness.
A Russian music video about a man dreaming of the perfect woman in his life, and realizing that his dream is nothing more than hot air.
Commercial for James Tarantin’s book franchise “The Equation”, which is endorsed and co-owned by Larry King.
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Artistic runway video showcasing the 2012 collection of international designer Furne One, based in Dubai. This Fashion Video is scheduled to air on Satellite Television Channel Fashion One.
A TV documentary about the living conditions, work challenges and family relations of loggers in Quebec and Ontario, Canada – intended for sale to the History Channel.
Drama film about the problems between two parents and their increasingly lonely child, starring Ludmilla Dayer, a well-known actress from Brazil.
Short horror film about a man turning into a vampire and getting a surprise visit from his juicy friends.
A horror film about a girl who – after being bullied – gets unwanted help from the evil spirit of her dead mother, who ends up killing her bullies.
Commercial for the Beverly Hills-based store “Urban Fresh”.
A video made for the 25 Year Anniversary of the APAIT Health Center, an Aids therapy program and general health clinic based in Los Angeles.
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Abstract music video for artist extravagant Alexander Antebi and his band Conquistador.
A music video for Russian pop singer Kiril Andreev, flying in from Moscow. The story is about a young man meeting a mysterious girl and getting obsessed with her, just to find out that she is attracted to women.
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Mafia action comedy with many stunts about a loser thug who aspires to become a big gangster – and accidentally gets adopted by one of the most powerful mobster bosses on the West Coast.
Fashion video for the luxury lifestyle group On Y Va Collective, featuring clothing designed by Furne One (Dubai). The story revolves around a man who tries to please his ever-more demanding wife and half-goddess.
Commercial for the Russian accessory company iHave. Story: A man escapes his work life in the city and drives out to the countryside to execute a BASE jump.
A film about a man who slowly turns into his wife after he cannot accept her death.
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Commercial for the Austrian company Sunnybag (manufactures solar-powered messenger bags), produced by Prodigium Pictures.
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Music video for Russian musician Oleg Sweet, in which intrigue and abuse throw a young woman back and forth between two competing men.
Fashion video for Furne One’s Summer 2012 Collection “It’s Alive”.
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A film about the different stages in the life of a ballerina – from youthful acrobatics to age-related injuries and eventual downfall; all expressed within a one-shot narrative. Shot in Arizona.
Commercial for an international film school, aired on Satellite Television Channel “Fashion One” in different lengths.
Webseries about three girls in their early twenties trying to make it in the movie industry as actresses and writers.
A Western revolving around the question of responsibility once killing someone; the film was shot on a western set in Yucca Valley. In the last stages of post production.
Reality show revolving around the life and business endeavors of Cheryl Rixon Davis, running the largest jewelry line in Japan and night club owner in Los Angeles; featuring the famous singer Sebastian Bach from “Skid Row”.
A wealthy American family adpots and later abuses a young girl from Korea – who then takes revenge once she is an adult.
Custom-tailored commercial for the international Mexican Beef distributor SuKarne (supplying to the Americas, Europe and Asia). The company’s mascot is dancing in outer space and communicating with different SuKarne bases around the globe, while defeating the evil BSE monster. The video was premiered on a large food convention in Tokyo, Japan; the marketing concept of SuKarne (which included the commercial) earned praise from the press for its unique and playful approach.
Music video shot for the Swiss band Silver Firs, with possible MTV distribution. Two girls drive to Las Vegas, ransack 7-11′s and act out their pseudo-lesbian, rebellious and interpersonal fantasies in the city and the surrounding desert.
Image film shot for the California Haircare company VoCE, in which we shot the main store, major LA runway shows, product shots and Los Angeles/Malibu landmarks from an airplane, intercut with each other to communicate the brand’s California-driven, young, fashionable and high-quality identity.
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Science-Fiction short film about time travel, in which a woman survives the deadly trip across dimensions to recover an artifact – and makes a unique connection with a being from another world.
A teaser made as proof-of-concept for a feature titled “The Golden Heart”, an action-drama to be shot in Bolivia in 2013. The story revolves around three young women hunting after a long lost artifact in the jungle.
Teaser for a feature film (scheduled for production in 2013 with Tobias Deml as Cinematographer) titled “Itinerum Mentis”, a 70s-style thriller/love story about two men falling in love with the same woman and spiraling down into a dark journey of their minds.
Commercial shot for a japanese night club event – in the commercial, we follow multiple people on their path of discovering this event, and how their regular lives are transformed by attending the event.
A horror film about a young couple experiencing horrifying pain and hallucinations because of a cursed painting that they hung in their house.
Runway show videos for well-recognized fashion Designers in Los Angeles. Amato Haute Couture is designed by Furne One, an internationally known designer based in Dubai; many of the Amato designs are worn by Nicki Minaj and similar artists in music videos and at award ceremonies. Gypsy05 is a fashion brand based in LA, and popular among celebrities for award shows and special events.
A film about two gay men, that interlaces their very first blind date and their breakup, showing who they have become through their relationship.
Feature comedy film. Three high school graduates from Austria travel to Los Angeles to party and celebrate the end of their high school years – and amidst the parties, they discover who they are deep down. Currently in distribution negotiations.
A young man travels from LA to San Diego via bicycle to spread the word about alternative transportation and eco-friendly super heroes at Comic Con. Shot on the RED Epic, often mounted to the electro-assisted bicycle that I rode back and forth between LA and San Diego. To be premiered at next year’s Comic Con.
My 2011 Cinematography reel, which helped me to get a lot more contacts and work.
Directed by Hiroki Kamada, three kids get sucked into a video game and need to face their enemies – and their own insecurities.
Shot in the blooming fields of wild California poppies, this is a music video for the Austrian musician Fabian Suske.
A young man loses the love of his life to cancer; after a long period of depression, a new woman steps into his life and helps him out of his pool of self-pity. The film was officially selected in the Hamptons, Chicago and San Francisco Film Festivals.
Film about a crazy rock star who meets with a producer to discuss the making of his new autobiographical film.
My first cinematography reel, for work I shot in 2010.
A project about a man getting fired I started for a class assignment in Film 32 but transcended to my biggest film project so far, shooting in a massive office building in Downtown LA, involving stunts and nearly getting shut down by firefighters and police. Half of the film is running backwards. Awaiting festival submission.
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Movie dealing with the problems of radio airwave ownership and a small pirate radio station in the 1980s.
This film is about the insecurities of young women and how they deal with it.
A young woman’s sexual desires are suddenly channeled towards one specific man, who she just can’t forget any more. Starring Rudolf Martin (a recurring TV actor), premiered at the Malibu Film Festival and was officially selected for the LA/NY Film Festival and NYC Film Festival.
Twisted love story that sets in a market as well as an abandoned alley in Chinatown, Los Angeles. Cinematography by Hiroki Kamada.
A film about suicide and the unique connection of two strangers, directed by Hiroki Kamada. Starring Julia Koch, and David Franklin from the TV Series “Farscape”.
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We meet a young woman at an anonymous phone booth, saying goodbye to her sister and pretending that everything will be fine.
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A mock commercial set in the Mojave desert; the first of many collaborations with Hiroki Kamada. The commercial was officially selected for the FilmOneFest Film Festival in Philadelphia.
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Short documentary about people living in Venice Beach.
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2003-2012: CGI / 3D Graphics, Photography, Graphic Design: tobiasdeml.com