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roberto schaefer a.s.c. a.i.c.

Roberto Schaefer, A.S.C., is a BAFTA-nominated Cinematographer who began his film career in Europe working for Martin Scorsese, Joe Pykta and Nestor Almendros. He eventually moved to Los Angeles to shoot for Director Chris Guest. Schaefer shot classic films for Guest such as Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show and For Your Consideration.

Soon thereafter, Schaefer and Director Marc Forster began an extensive collaboration, shooting nine films together including Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland, Stranger Than Fiction, Stay, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace, and Machine Gun Preacher. Schaefer has also collaborated with a variety of other directors including Lee Daniels for 2012’s The Paperboy, Andrew Niccol for 2013’s The Host, Don Cheadle for 2015’s Miles Ahead, and Gideon Raff for 2019’s Red Sea Diving Resort.

Other recent credits include 2021’s Creation Stories directed by Nick Moran for Burning Wheel Productions and 2019’s Rattlesnake directed by Zak Hilditch for Netflix.

Schaefer is fluent in Italian and resides in Los Angeles with his wife Caroline Eselin.

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