Kamel und Attila Boa    
       
       

Attila Boa ist freischaffender Kameramann und Autor.
1966 in Bern geboren studierte er einige Jahre Philosophie und Theaterwissenschaft und arbeitete im Film auf Seiten der Produktion und auf dem Set in verschiedenen Positionen von Regisseur bis Beleuchter.
Er war Assistent von Kameramann Prof. Wolfgang Thaler bei vielen Filmen rund um den Globus und bei einigen Filmen von Ulrich Seidl. Seit zwei Jahrzehnten arbeitet er als Dokumentar- und Spielfilmkameramann für Regisseure wie Michael Glawogger, Markus Imhoof oder Hannes Schmid. Bei künstlerischen Filmprojekten hat er mit Künstlern wie Allan Sekula oder Muntean/Rosenblum zusammengearbeitet. Bei internationalen Naturfilmproduktionen spezialisierte er sich auf die Arbeit mit schwarmintelligenten Insekten, zuletzt in "More than Honey". Beim Dokumentarfilm "Effi-Hasi" 2011 übernahm er gemeinsam mit Dominique Gromes die Regie.
Mit dem Essay "Zur Verteidigung der Traurigkeit" (Verlag Bibliothek der Provinz, 2015) legte er seine erste Prosaarbeit vor.
Er lebt in Wien und im Waldviertel.

Attila Boa is a freelance cameraman and author.
Born 1966 in Berne he studied several years philosophy and dramatics and worked both on the production side as on the film set in various positions from director to grip.
He was assistant cameraman to Wolfgang Thaler on many projects around the globe as well as on several films by Ulrich Seidl. He since then worked as cameraman with directors like Michael Glawogger, Markus Imhoof and Hannes Schmid and was involved in film projects with artists such as Allan Sekula and Muntean/Rosenblum. He specialized also in international wildlife films, like the 2013 cinema release "More than Honey".
The essay "Zur Verteidigung der Traurigkeit" (Verlag Bibliothek der Provinz, 2015) is his first published book.
He lives in Vienna and in the Waldviertel.



 

born 1966 in Bern, german/french/english

Education:
Seminar Muristalden Bern, Lehrpatent

University of Bern
Studies of philosophy and dramatics
Founder of Berner StudentInnentheater (BeST)


Film related engagements:

1988-89 Office Coordinator and Gaffer BKD Cinéshop AG
1990 Freelance Gaffer
1992-94 Production Office CARAC Film AG Bern
1995 Cameraman Tschannen Productions
1997-99 Cameraman RecTV Bern
1999-2005 Assistant Camera to Wolfgang Thaler


Production Secretary:
1992
"Tatort:Gehirnwäsche" (TV) feature by Bernhard Giger
1993
"Die kalte Sophie" documentary by Marianne Amstutz
"Vater lieber Vater" feature by Leopold Huber
1994
"Kräuter und Kräfte" documentary by Jürg Neuenschwander
"Unterwegs" documentary by Gabriele Schärer
"Flammen im Paradies" feature by Markus Imhoof
"La troisième Lune" feature by Matteo Bellinelli


Producer Theater:
1997
"Philoktet" (Heiner Müller) Elch Theater Schlachthaus Bern


Lighting Theater:
1989
Casinotte-Concerts of Berner Musikgesellschaft
1992
"Prinzessin Maleine" (BeST, Director:Christian Probst)
"Jugend ohne Gott" (BeST, Director: Christian Probst)

 

   

Filmography:

2017
"Untitled" documentary by Michael Glawogger and Mona Willi
(Beste Bildgestaltung Dokumentarfilm Diagonale 2017,
Deutscher Kamerapreis 2017)

2015
"Landraub" documentary by Kurt Langbein and Christian Brüser
"Engadin - Wildnis der Schweiz" (TV) documentary by Kurt Mayer
("Bester Schweizer Film" Mountain Swiss Film Festival 2015)

2014
"The Truth Is Deep Inside"art film by Muntean/Rosenblum

2013
"Das grosse Museum" documentary by Johannes Holzhausen
(shared with Jörg Burger: Beste Bildgestaltung Dokumentarfilm Diagonale 2014)
"Planet der Spatzen"
(TV) documentary by Kurt Mayer
(Nominee Panasonic Cinematography Award Wildscreen Film Festival 2014)

2012
"Effi-Hasi, der Film übers Theatermachen" documentary by
Dominique Gromes and Attila Boa
"Screening Room" art film by Morgan Fisher
"More than Honey" documentary by Markus Imhoof
(Best German Cinema Documentary 2013, Best Swiss Cinema Documentary 2013,
most successful Swiss Documentary of all times)

2011
"Das Venedig Prinzip" documentary by Andreas Pichler
(Arri Kamerapreis nonfiktionale 2013)
"The Beginning of Time" art installation by Sharon Lockhart

2010
"Gone" documentary by Gretchen and John Morning

2009
"Der Gruen-Effekt" (TV) doc by Anette Baldauf and Katharina Weingartner
"Forgotten Space" documentary by Noel Burch and Allan Sekula
(Specal Orizzonti Jury Prize 67th International Film Festival Venice)

2008
"Zwerge sprengen" feature film by Christof Schertenleib
"The Making of 'Futbol'" (TV) documentary by Ostrowski/Koepping/Franzobel
"Run" art film by Muntean/Rosenblum
"Arena" art film by Alice Durst

2007
"Das Vaterspiel" feature film by Michael Glawogger
(Grand Diagonale Prize Best Austrian Feature Film 08/09)
"Shroud" art film by Muntean/Rosenblum
Second unit: "Contact High" feature film by Michael Glawogger
"Post Sicherheit" 5 promotional films by H.Stark/TWIN Productions für Die Post
"Gut gerüstet" promotional film by Hannes Stark/TWIN Productions for SUVA

2006
"ZVL" Kinospot by aspect film for SBB
"In Heaven" short film by Michal Glawogger

2005
"Disco" art film by Muntean/Rosenblum
"Johannes Passion" short film by Jasmina Hajdany
"Bonneville400 - The Final Run" documentary by Hannes Schmid

2004
"Neue Welt" documentary by Paul Rosdy
"Züricher Kantonalbank" imagevideo by aspect film
"It Is Never Facts That Tell" art film by Muntean/Rosenblum
"Wasser" documentary by Udo Maurer

2003
"Not to be. Not to be at all" art film by Muntean/Rosenblum
"Richtige Männer" (TV) documentary by Udo Maurer

2002
"Natur im Garten" (TV) documentary by Barbara Puskas
"A Hiphop Story" (TV) documentary by Markus Wailand

2001
"Rotes Kreuz" TVSpot by apart Film Zürich
"Rudolf Leopold - Bilder einer Leidenschaft" (TV) documentary by Martin Kraml
"To Die For" art video by Muntean/Rosenblum
"Zur Lage der Nation" by Ulrich Seidl

2000
"Würth Holding" imagevideo apart Film Zürich
"Ticks - the real Vampires" (TV) documentary by Bert Ehgartner
"Lost in the savage wilderness of civil live" art video by Muntean/Rosenblum

1999
"Zurück ins Leben" imagevideo aspect Film

1998
"Die neue Post" imagevideo aspect Film

1996
"Objet du Désir" short film by Irène Rupp
Spots and TV for Tschannen Productions ("Eine Nacht mit...")

1989
"Ein neues Leben für Regula" (TV) documentary by Hannes Stark
"Der Hase ist ein Höhlentier" short film by Philipp Koller


Camera/Director:

1995
"Fliegende Fische"
(TV) documentary
1986
"Rosalie"
short film
2012
"Effi-Hasi, der Film übers Theatermachen"
documentary


Assistant Camera to Wolfgang Thaler:

2005
"Import Export"
by Ulrich Seidl (+2.unit)
2004
"Ameisen - die heimliche Weltmacht"
(TV) documentary by Wolfgang Thaler
"Daniel Käfer und die Villen der Frau Hürsch" by Julian Pölsler (+2.unit)
"Workingman´s Death" documentary by Michael Glawogger (+2.unit)
"Höllenfahrt" documentary by Pepe Danquart
2003
"Jesus du weisst"
documentary by Ulrich Seidl (+2.unit)
"Iran –- Journey into the unknown Orient" (TV) documentary by Wolfgang Thaler
2002
"Nacktschnecken"
by Michael Glawogger
"Primadonnen" (TV) by Andre Heller
2000
"Salz –- auf den Spuren des weissen Kristalls"
(TV) documentary by Wolfgang Thaler
1999
"Hundstage"
by Ulrich Seidl
"The magic Trees of Assam" (TV) documentary by Paul Reddish (+2.unit)
"Ein Leben für die Königin" (TV) documentary by Herbert Habersack (+2.unit)
"Automat Kalashnikov" documentary by Herbert Habersack (+2nd unit)
1998
"Frankreich wir kommen" documentary by Michael Glawogger
1996
"Megacities" documentary by Michael Glawogger
1994
"They teach us to be happy" documentary by Peter von Gunten

Gaffer/Electrician:
1989
"American Friends" by Michael Palin
Studioproduction Swiss Television DRS, TSR
"Death becomes her" by Robert Zemeckis
"In the Eye of the Snake" by Max Reid
"Switzerland" by Jürg Tschannen (IMAX)

 
             
                   
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