Alexander Schwarz tells stories using light, color and strong composition. Every story needs its own style and approach. Alexander supports and offers the director suggestions to create together the right style and at the same time leaves enough space for improvisation.
His first feature film, Scythe hitting Stone (Нашла коса на камень) by director Anja Kreis starring Russian actors Kseniya Kutepova, Ekaterina Vinogradova, Aleksey Solonchev, won the Grand Prix at the 2017 Dvizhenie National Debut Film Festival in Russia. The film also was awarded in Honfleur, France at the Festival of Russian Cinema 2017 with Best Debut Film Award and Best Screenplay Award and will be in cinemas in France in 2019.
Alexander is a distinctive cinematographer and since 2018 he also directs. He finished his Cinematography & Directing Studies at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne with excellence. He speaks German, English and Russian, works worldwide in productions in which he brings good mood and energy.