Cinematographer

Jesper Tøffner

About

About

Jesper Tøffner is a self-taught cinematographer born in Denmark in 1978. He is a member of the DFF, The Danish Association of Cinematographers.

His first feature film ‘Applaus’ won the ‘Europa Cinemas Label’ at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2009. Two years later, he shot ‘Dirch’, the highest-grossing film in Denmark that year. This work earned him a nomination for Best Cinematography at the Robert Awards, the Danish film prize awarded by the Danish Film Academy Award.

Tøffner went on to shoot Thomas Vinterberg's ‘Kollektivet’ (‘The Commune’), which was selected for competition for the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin Film Festival and earned him another nomination at the Robert Awards. He worked on the World War I drama ‘In Love and War’, a co-production between Denmark, Germany and the Czech Republic and shot Ole Bornedal’s hit film ‘Så Længe Jeg Lever’ (‘The Way to Mandalay’).

Tøffner developed the cinematic concept for several TV series, among them ‘Heartless’ in 2014 and the fantasy-drama ‘Den Anden Verden’ (2016). In 2018, he developed the concept for the first Danish Netflix show ‘The Rain’ and shot the first four episodes himself.

Currently, he is shooting a historical action-drama called ‘Medieval’ in Prague.

Jesper Tøffner is a self-taught cinematographer born in Denmark in 1978. He is a member of the DFF, The Danish Association of Cinematographers.

His first feature film ‘Applaus’ won the ‘Europa Cinemas Label’ at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2009. Two years later, he shot ‘Dirch’, the highest-grossing film in Denmark that year. This work earned him a nomination for Best Cinematography at the Robert Awards, the Danish film prize awarded by the Danish Film Academy Award.

Tøffner went on to shoot Thomas Vinterberg's ‘Kollektivet’ (‘The Commune’), which was selected for competition for the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin Film Festival and earned him another nomination at the Robert Awards. He worked on the World War I drama ‘In Love and War’, a co-production between Denmark, Germany and the Czech Republic and shot Ole Bornedal’s hit film ‘Så Længe Jeg Lever’ (‘The Way to Mandalay’).

Tøffner developed the cinematic concept for several TV series, among them ‘Heartless’ in 2014 and the fantasy-drama ‘Den Anden Verden’ (2016). In 2018, he developed the concept for the first Danish Netflix show ‘The Rain’ and shot the first four episodes himself.

Currently, he is shooting a historical action-drama called ‘Medieval’ in Prague.

In Love and War

In Love and War

Så længe Jeg Lever

Så længe Jeg Lever

The Rain

Showreel

The Commune

Showreel

Awards & Nominations

Awards & Nominations

2017

Robert - The Danish Academy Awards (Nomination)
Category: Best Cinematographer
Film: Kollektivet (The Commune) 

2012

Robert - The Danish Academy Awards (Nomination)
Category: Best Cinematographer
Film: Dirch

Resumé (Selected)

Resumé

2019

Medival (Film)
Director: Petr Jaki

Production Company: WOG Film

 

2018

In Love and War (Film)
Director: Kasper Torsting

Production Company: Fridthjof Film

The Rain (Season 1, TV)
Director: Kenneth Kainz
Production Company: Miso Film/ Netflix
 

2017

The Way to Mandalay (Film)
DirectorOle Bornedal

Production Company: Miso Film

 
Ikea (Commercial)
Director: Stevan Treshow
Production Company: Pegasus Production

2016

Dan-Dream (Film)
Director: Jesper Rofelt

Production Company: Nutmeg Movies

The Commune (Film - In Competition at the Berlin Film Festival)
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Production Company: Zentropa Productions/ ToolBox Film
 
Den Anden Verden (Episode 1-6 & 17-24, TV)
Director: Lars Kaalund
Production Company: Danish National TV

3-Stjernet salami 
(Commercial)
Director: Stevan Treshow
Production Company: Treshow

CTCN Senegal for UN (Commercial)
Director: Søren Bo Pedersen
Production Company: Flicker Factory

 

2015

Iqbal Farooq (Film)
Director: Tilde Harkamp
Production Company: Miso Film

 

2014

Comeback (Film)
Role: Supporting
Director: Natasha Arthy

Production Company: ToolBox Film

Heartless (Season 1, short film)
Director: Natasha Arthy
Production Company: Fridthjof Film

Sjit Happens (Season 1 & 2, Film)
Director: Various
Production Company: Fridthjof Film

Ikano Bank (Commercial)
Director: Klaus Spendser
Production Company: Uitch Iscratch
 

2013

Kolbøttefabrikken (Film)
Director: Morten BH
Production Company: Fridthjof Film

Bianco (Commercial)
Director: Alexander Topsøe
Production Company: & Co

Stofa (Commercial)
Director: Rune Milton
Production Company: Pegasus Production
 

2012

The Hunt (2unit/2ndCam, Film)
Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Production Company: Zentropa Production
 
Ecco (Commercial)
Director: Scott Fredette

Production Company: Lightborne (US)
 

2011

Dirch (Film)
Director: Martin P. Zandvliet

Production Company: Nordisk Film

Dannerhuset (Commercial)
Director: Anders Morgenthaler

Production Company: Copenhagen Bombay

 

2009

Applause (Film)
Director: Martin P. Zandvliet

Production Company: Nordisk Film / Koncern

 

2008

Mon Petit Enfant (Short film)
Director: Martin P. Zandvliet

Production Company: Super 16

 

2007

Gone Golfing (Short film)
Director: Maxi Dejoie

Production Company: M & N Prouctione (ITA)


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