About

Academy Award-nominated Luke Geissbühler (pronounced)has excelled as a cinematographer in nearly all genres of filmmaking with over 30 feature films, 25 documentaries, and countless television shows and commercials to his name. Some of his achievements include having shot Borat, the documentaries Buck and Helvetica, as well as Sir Patrick Stewarts's tour de force performance in Match. He has been a trusted hand to Victoria's Secret, capturing the human form at its highest level for over a decade. In 2010, Luke became unexpectedly world renowned when he and his eight year old son launched a camera into astonishing near space in a homemade capsule, as seen in the short film Space Balloon. A native New Yorker and self-taught engineer, he received a BFA from NYU's Tisch School before starting his career at the cutting edge R/GA studio doing VFX and tabletop photography. Since then, he has traveled the globe orchestrating elaborate shoots for HBO, Netflix, Amazon, Will Ferrell, David Wain, The Muppets, OKGo, Adam McKay, Doug Liman, Barry Levinson, and Katherine Bigelow, among many others. His latest contributions to the screen are Sacha Baron Cohen's Who is America, and Michael Moore's Farenheit 11/9.  

 

Credits

Select Features

  • TIME FREAK - Director Andrew Bowler - starring Sophie Turner, Asa Butterfied, Syler Gisondo
  • MATCH - Director Stephen Belber - starring Patrick Stewart, Matthew Lillard, Carla Gugino
  • STUCK - Director Michael Berry - starring Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan, Ashanti
  • BORAT - Director Larry Charles - 20th Century Fox starring Sacha Baron Cohen
  • CHLOE AND THEO - Director Ezna Sands - starring Dakota Johnson, Mira Sorvino
  • BAD JOHNSON - Director Huck Botko - starring Nick Thune, Cam Gigandet, Jamie Chung
  • BREAKING BROOKLYN - Director Paul Becker - starring Louis Gosset Jr. and Vondie Curtis-Hall
  • THE VIRGINITY HIT - Directors Huck Botko, Andrew Gurland - Sony - Producers Adam McKay, Will Ferrell
  • SUN BELT EXPRESS - Director Evan Buxbaum, starring Tate Donovan, Stephen Lang, Rachael Harris
  • MAIL ORDER WIFE - Directors Huck Botko, Andrew Gurland - Producer Doug Liman
  • THE SPEED OF THOUGHT - Director Evan Oppenheimer starring Mia Maestro, Nick Stahl
  • ACTS OF WORSHIP - Director Rosemary Rodriguez - starring Ana Reeder, Michael Hyatt

Select Documentaries

  • STREET GANG - Director Marilyn Agrelo, Producer Trevor Crafts, Mark Myers
  • WHO'S NEXT - Director Nancy Cooperstein Charney, Producer, Luke Geissbühler
  • LEGO, A BRICKUMENTARY - Director Daniel Junge - starring Jason Bateman
  • BUCK - Director Cindy Meehl, IFC Films - Sundance Audience Choice Award 2011
  • HELVETICA - Director Gary Hustwit - PBS/Independent Lens
  • URBANIZED - Director Gary Hustwit - Produced by Plexifilm
  • OBJECTIFIED - Director Gary Hustwit - PBS/Independent Lens
  • LOVE, ETC. - Director Jill Andresevic - Producer Chiemi Karasawa - Audience Choice Award Hamptons FF 2011
  • THE PARTY'S OVER - Director Rebecca Chaiklin, Donovan Leitch - Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman

Select TV

  • ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER - HBO - Director Thom Zimny
  • ABTRACT:  THE ART OF DESIGN - Netflix / Radical Media - Director Richard Press
  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: IN HIS OWN WORDS - BBC - Director Nigel Cole / Thom Zimny
  • JIM GAFFIGAN:  CINCO INTRO FILM - Director Jeannie Gaffigan 
  • NEWSREADERS - Cartoon Network - Producers Jon Stern, David Wain, Rob Cordrey
  • DRUNK HISTORY - Comedy Central - Produced by Owen Burke at Gary Sanchez
  • MUPPETS, Letters to Santa NBC / Disney - Director Kirk Thatcher
  • HELVETICA - PBS/Independent Lens- Director Gary Hustwit
  • GURLAND ON GURLAND - Showtime - Director Andrew Gurland (pilot)
  • ALCHEMY - ABC - Director Evan Oppenheimer
  • BEARING WITNESS - A&E Director Barbara Kopple

Select Commercials

  • OKGO - RSM Furniture (China)
  • DEWARS - BBDO
  • AUDI - Audi USA
  • US CELLULAR - Balls
  • CREST - 3D White
  • CHEERIOS - Gluten Free campaign
  • AMAZON - Kindle, Like a Book
  • VICTORIA'S SECRET - Cotton / Umbrella / Football
  • DOMINO'S - Frozen / Ride Along
  • CAPTAIN MORGAN Calling all Captains
  • VOLKSWAGON - Beetle Summer
  • HANNAFORD - Nutritionist
  • NIKE - Summer Hydrant