Roberto Schaefer

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Roberto Schaefer
Years active1984–present

Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC (born in White Plains, New York) is a BAFTA nominated American cinematographer.


Schaefer served as cinematographer for all eight of director Marc Forster's feature films.[1] He was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award for his cinematography in Finding Neverland (2004).[2] At the 2013 Camerimage, Schaefer and Forster won the Cinematographer/Director Duo Award.[3][4]


Feature films

Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Director Notes
1989 The End of the Night Davide Ferrario
1996 Waiting for Guffman Christopher Guest
2000 Best in Show
Everything Put Together Marc Forster
2001 Monster's Ball
2004 Finding Neverland Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
2005 Stay
2006 For Your Consideration Christopher Guest
Stranger than Fiction Marc Forster
2007 The Kite Runner Nominated – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
2008 Quantum of Solace
2009 Leaves of Grass Tim Blake Nelson
2011 Machine Gun Preacher Marc Forster
2012 The Paperboy Lee Daniels
2013 The Host Andrew Niccol
2015 Miles Ahead Don Cheadle
2016 Term Life Peter Billingsley
2017 Geostorm Dean Devlin
2018 What They Had Elizabeth Chomko
The Red Sea Diving Resort Gideon Raff Post-Production

Television films


  1. ^ Thomson, Patricia (November 2007). "Honoring a Lost Friend". American Cinematographer. 88 (11): 52–58, 60–61.
  2. ^ "BAFTA 2005 shortlist". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Archived from the original on July 23, 2008. Retrieved November 14, 2008.
  3. ^ "Camerimage 2013". Camerimage. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  4. ^ Lesnick, Silas (November 29, 2013). "Camerimage Interview: Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer". Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  5. ^ Everett, Todd (1996). "Review of Cool and the Crazy (September 16, 1994)". Variety and Daily Variety Television Reviews, 1993-1994. Volume 18. Taylor & Francis. p. 16. ISBN 0-8240-3797-9.

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