Tim Drabandt

Director & D.o.P.

Tim Drabandt is a freelancing director and cinematographer. He was born in Northern Germany within the roaring decade of the 80’s. After finishing high school he worked in different advertising agencies and film productions, including Sterntag Film in Hamburg and AVA Studios in Berlin. In 2010, Tim started to study film at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover, Germany, and the CPUT Film School in Cape Town, South Africa. He graduated with Master of Arts in 2015.

Over the past years, Tim shot film and video projects all around the globe and worked for brands like Heineken, Ferrero, Continental, VW and Vodafone. His projects achieved several prestigious awards, such as the EIFF Award for Best Documentary 2016. Moreover, he was awarded with Gold by the South African Society of Cinematographers (SASC) for Best Cinematography 2015 in the category Music Video. Tim’s documentary Red Ochre played as Official Selection at the Academy Award-Qualifying Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2017.

With his strong passion for filmmaking, Tim is always looking for new challenges to draw his own view of the world, touching people through visuals and leaving the borders of reality behind.