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Kai is a cinematographer from Germany, living and working in Los Angeles, CA since 2009. 


He has since shot several feature films, countless commercials and music videos, alongside other narrative projects.

His projects include “Unremarkable” (dir. Jared Anderson) (ASC Heritage Award).

“A piece that is, honestly, damn near perfect, Unremarkable looks terrific.” - Jason Sondhi, SOTW


Wild Beauty (dir. Ashley Avis), a film shot over four years that took him and his crew down 20,000 miles of dirt tracks and off-road expeditions across 13 states in the American West (Best Cinematography at Doc LA, Red Rock, Atlanta, and the Boston Film Festival). 

“Wild Beauty is full of staggering beauty” - Joey Moser, Awards Daily


Breakwater (dir. James Rowe), a neo-noir thriller filmed in North Carolina. 

“The cinematography is killer” - Randy Myers SJM News


And The Lamb (dir. Ashley Avis), a movie shot in the Saudi Arabian desert that will release in 2024.


In 2024, Kai will make his streaming TV debut with Netflix and add another neo noir film (Dark Highway / dir. Matthew Gentile) to his filmography.


In the short form realm, Kai has shot countless commercials and music videos for clients like Celine Dion, Ozuna, J. Balvin, Gatorade, Land Rover, and Delta among many more.


Kai is a graduate from the American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI), the Metropolitan Film School in London, and Idyllwild Arts Academy.


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