Christopher Aoun - Director of Photography
Christopher Aoun Born in Beirut, Christopher Aoun grew up as the son of a fashion photographer and a stylist. He started working on his father's sets at an early age. After successful campaigns on his own as a photographer, Christopher went to study film at the University Saint Joseph in Beirut. During his studies he was awarded a DAAD scholarship and moved to Munich to study cinematography at the HFF and work at ARRI. Among Aoun's professors were Michael Ballhaus, Werner Herzog, Peter Zeitlinger and Sophie Maintigneux. Driven by the love to explore unknown worlds, his extensive work – both documentary and fictional films, as well as commercials and music videos – leads him all over the world. After winning Best Cinematography at the Lebanese Movie Awards for Philippe Aractingi's "Listen", he just wrapped production on Nadine Labaki's latest feature film "Capharnaüm". Christopher Aoun speaks English, French, German and Arabic and is currently based between Munich, Berlin and Beirut.
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Specialities
Commercials • Documentaries • Corporate Films • Feature Films • Music Videos
Styles
Beauty • Humour • Landscape • Lifestyle • People • Vignette • Cosmetic • Storytelling • Kids
Skills
Alexa • DSLRs • Motion Control • RED-CAM • Remote Control Heads • 35mm
Languages
Arabic • English • French • German
  • MAC "Jog'n Jeans"MAC "Jog'n Jeans" MAC "Jog'n Jeans" • Commercial • Fashion • Slow-Motion
  • Hessnatur "Feel"Hessnatur "Feel" Hessnatur "Feel" • Commercial • Fashion • Lifestyle • Beauty
  • Securite Assurance "We're Here"Securite Assurance "We're Here" Securite Assurance "We're Here" • Commercial • Business • Vignette • Beauty
  • Byblos Bank "Expat Housing Loan"Byblos Bank "Expat Housing Loan" Byblos Bank "Expat Housing Loan" • Commercial • Business • Landscape • Vignette
  • Ministry of Tourism "Live Love Lebanon"Ministry of Tourism "Live Love Lebanon" Ministry of Tourism "Live Love Lebanon" • Commercial • Tourism • Social • Landscape • Lifestyle
  • JOOP! "Chess" DCJOOP! "Chess" DC JOOP! "Chess" DC • Commercial • Fashion • Beauty
  • Strellson "REMS182"Strellson "REMS182" Strellson "REMS182" • Commercial • Fashion • Sport
  • SHOUF "Explore AUTHENTICSHOUF"SHOUF "Explore AUTHENTICSHOUF" SHOUF "Explore AUTHENTICSHOUF" • Commercial • Tourism • Landscape • People
  • Tatra "Full Of Life" DCTatra "Full Of Life" DC Tatra "Full Of Life" DC • Commercial • Beverage • Kids • Lifestyle
  • Visit Dubai "Friday Night" DCVisit Dubai "Friday Night" DC Visit Dubai "Friday Night" DC • Commercial • Tourism • Storytelling • Beauty
  • Zain MIT "The Long Journey" DCZain MIT "The Long Journey" DC Zain MIT "The Long Journey" DC • Commercial • One Shot • People
  • Rothmoser "Energie ganz nah"Rothmoser "Energie ganz nah" Rothmoser "Energie ganz nah" • Commercial • Business • Kids • Storytelling
Productions

Commercials
7Days Mobile Shop • Beirut Fan Park • Benoit-Louis Vuitton • Byblos Bank • Clima Van Del • Eterna • Hessnatur • Huawei • JOOP! • Khoury Home • KYE • La maison de la forêt • Listerine • MAC Jog'n Jeans   • Ministry of Tourism • McDonald's • Naked - House of today • Ooredoo • Red Cross • Rothmoser • Shouf • Strellson • s.Oliver • Sukleen • Sukomi • Tatra • Visit Dubai • Zain MIT • Zain Kuwait

Corporate Films
Cancom "Workplace of the Future" • Microsoft • Familienpolitik • Benoit Louis Vuitton

Short Films
"Die Stille wird lauter" • "Die Pinakothek der Moderne" • "GIS" • "In White" • "Martha & Karl" • "Rastlos" • "Shroom" • "Zuflucht"

Feature Films
"Capharnaüm" • "Listen" • "Lerchenberg" TV-Serie, B-Cam • "Palai, Die Schatten der Wüste"

Documentaries
"After Gaza" • "All the Sex I've ever had - The Singapore Edition" • "Alle Farben" • "Aufsicht" • "Boxenluder" • "Deutschland, dein Selbstporträt" • "Die letzte der Familie - La dernière de la famile" • "Drei Momente, bei Tageslicht betrachtet" • "Erich Haas" Porträt • "Gegen die Zeit" • "Nediyari" • "Nimmerland" • "Wenn ich über das Sprechen rede" • "Zwischenraum"

Music Videos
No Sleep till Brooklyn • Adouce • Shako Mako • No No No • Ana Bkeify • Closer • Bindhu & Vedan • Come Closer • Zellophan • Ein Liebestraum • Ten Picture

Directors

Cherine Khoury • Christian Ricken • Claudia Gama • Dania Bdeir • Dellair Youssef • Elisa Nadal • Emile Slailaty • Erec Brehmer • Felix Binder • Franziska Schönenberger • Gilles Tarazi • Gisela Carbajal Rodriguez • Hadi Syriani • Jayakrishnan Subramanian • Jowe Harfouche • Julia Walter • Julian Krubasik • Konstantin Bock • Lea Jäger • Lena Stiller • Leonie Stade • Liane Klingler • Lion Bischof • Matt Lambert • Merle Grimme • Nadine Labaki • Narges Kalhor • Niklas Hoffmann • Oliver Mohr • Philipp Gufler • Philippe Aractingi • Wissam Smayra

Awards

Best cinematography award at The Lebanese Cinema Movie Guide Awards
Milano International Film Festival Award (MIFF) - Best International Short
26. Stuttgarter Filmwinter - Best short film
Nominations:
Best 16mm Film at the Student Film Festival London
Compétition Internationale at 39e Festival de Clermont-Ferrand
Jury Award at Hamburg International Short Film Festival
Filmschool Award at Munich International Documentary Festival (DOK.fest)
Starter Filmpreis 2017