Jochen Schmoll is a german Filmmaker , director and DOP based in Barcelona.
He became known in the sports filming scene for his numerous documentaries, commercials and branded content productions for brands like Gore Tex, Redbull, Canon, Imax , Lidl, National Geographic, Mercedes and Jack Wolfskin and covering some of their top athletes.
He has directed various documentaries where his skills as an extreme sport DOP and director were essential. Climbing up a 8000m peak in the Himalayas (“Ascending the death zone”) or climbing out of a 170m cave in Oman ( “Into the light”) , crossing the Siberian plains ( “The 7 giants” ) or descending into the crater of an active volcano (“Spitting distance”). There’s no job too tough. Shooting in extreme conditions and with extreme characters has helped him build up a high level of stress resistance which helps when it comes to “normal” shootings such as commercials where you are always confronted with a lot of pressure.
Jochen likes to tell a story with as much personal and emotional depth as possible. He also helps put his protagonists at ease allowing him to get to their true essence, even before the camera is rolling.
AWARDS [ Into Twin Galaxies ] Best Adventure Film Waimea Ocean FF / Hawaii ‘18 – Best Adventure Film Lookout Wild Festival / USA ‘18 – Best Exploration Film New York WILD FF ‘18 – Grand Prize New Zealand Mountain Film Festival ‘17 – Grand Prize Ecrans de l’venture Dijon/France ‘17 – Grand Prize Horolozeckyfestival Prague ‘17 – Special Jury Mention Banff MFF / Canada ‘17 – Best Adventure Film Kendal / UK ‘17 – Best Action Movie NAFF Copenhague ‘17 – Best Film in extreme conditions Bansko Bulgaria ‘17 – Diablo d’or Festival International Du Film Alpin / CH ‘17 – Best Cinematography MFHF Poprad / Slovakia ‘17 [ The White Diva ] Golden Columbus VDRJ Berlin / Germany ‘17 – Prize of the Jury MFHF Poprad / Slovakia ‘17 [ ANNAPURNA III ] Special UIAA Prize Trento Film Festival / Italy ‘17 – Best Best Action Movie NAFF Copenhague ‘17 – Best Climbing Film IFOF Prague / CZ ‘17 [ Spitting Distance ] Best Film in extreme conditions Bansko Bulgaria ’16… and many others.
Languages spoken: German, English, Spanish, French.