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Fabian Wagner ASC BSC

Category: Full Accredited

Role: Director of Photography

Website: IMDb

Fabian Wagner was born in Munich, Germany. He started shooting short  
films early on and began working in the film industry when he finished  
school. With his dad being an artist and his dads encouraging to  
always take pictures, Fabian knew he wanted to become a  
cinematographer early on.
For a year he did numerous jobs in various departments, trying to get  
a good insight into it all which he considered essential and important  
On weekends and in his spare time he would continue to shoot his own  
stuff, trying to learn as much as possible about cinematography and  
After doing a diploma in Denmark and a couple of years at the film  
school in England he started shooting music videos, small commercials  
and eventually 2nd unit on TV dramas.
His first job as the main cinematographer was a 10 episode spin off of  
the established BBC1 show Spooks. After that he quickly established  
himself as a cinematographer in the UK shooting many well known prime  
time dramas. This was a great and vital time for him, working with  
many different and established directors, crew and producers. it also  
taught him a great deal about shooting for TV, the time restrictions  
and shooting with multiple cameras. It was not only a fun time but  
also very fruitful in many aspects. He also met his focus puller Jamie  
Phillips, a long time collaborator and great friend, and  established  
relationships with directors, producers and other crew members that  
have lasted to this day. Some of the work he is most proud of was shot  
back then, works for writer Jimmy McGovern and director David Blair.  
Fabian worked with some of the best actors on dramas like The Accused  
and The Street and his love and admiration for actors and  
improvisation and a natural and intuitive camera really manifested  
itself then.
With the 2nd season of Sherlock came a more international success and  
also his first Emmy nomination. His work now took him overseas and he  
spent a couple of years shooting TV pilots in the US and Canada.  
Around that time Fabian was also invited to join the British Society  
of Cinematographers, a dream he had always had. At 34 he became one of  
the societies youngest members.
He shot his first studio picture ‘Victor Frankenstein’ for 20th  
Century Fox and director Paul McGuigan. He also joined ‘Game of  
Thrones’ for its 4th season. His work on that garnered him a second  
Emmy nomination and he established himself as one of the shows main  
cinematographers, shooting some of the biggest and most celebrated  
episodes of the show. “Battle of the Bastards’  earned him the  
prestigious ASC award and an invitation to join the American Society  
of Cinematographers.
In-between Thrones he kept himself busy shooting various projects, for  
TV and movies.
The success of Game of Thrones put him on the map for another studio  
picture, Justice League for Warner Brothers and director Zack Snyder.
He then shot two Episodes of ‘The Crown’ for director and old time  
friend Sam Donovan.
The pair had met at film school 15 years ago where Fabian shot all of  
Sams short films and had wanted to work together ever since. This was  
a great opportunity to reunite.
2019 became a very emotional year for Fabian, with first his mother  
passing away and shortly after his daughter being born. Because of all  
of this Fabian took most of the year off, spending time with family.
He’s been shooting commercials in-between and is looking forward to  
getting his teeth into a script again. For the past 10 years Fabian  
has always been very active in helping ans supporting young filmmakers  
and cinematographers. He is a mentor for Bafta and the ASC also takes  
on a lot of trainees privately as well as doing talks and  
masterclasses all over the world. Helping future generations of  
filmmakers has become one of his biggest passions.
Other credits:   Game of Thrones, Justice League, Overlord, The Crown,  
Mrs Biggs, Sherlock, Victor Frankenstein, The Legend of Barney  
Thomson, Churchills Secret, The White Queen, Accused, Ashes to Ashes
ASC award                                               Battle of the  
Bastards (d Miguel Sapochnik)
ASC award nomination 2016/17             Game of Thrones (d Miguel Sapochnik)
BSC award nomination 2015/16.           Game of Thrones (d Alik  
Sakharov / Miguel Sapochnik)
Primetime Emmy nomination                 Game of Thrones (d Alik Sakharov)
ASC award nomination                           Game of Thrones (d Alik  
Primetime Emmy nomination                 Sherlock (d Paul McGuigan)
AACTA award nomination                       Mrs Biggs (d Paul Whittington)
Guild of Television Cameramen -
Award of Excellence                               Mrs Biggs (d Paul  


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