Tobias Schliessler most recently lensed Bill Condon’s adaptation of the classic fairy tale BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The two previously collaborated on MR.HOLMES, THE FIFTH ESTATE and DREAMGIRLS.
Other notable credits include Peter Berg’s LONE SURVIVOR, BATTLESHIP, HANCOCK, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, and THE RUNDOWN, as well as Tony Scott’s THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123, and Antoine Fuqua’s BAIT.
A native of Germany, Schliessler studied cinematography at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. He began his career shooting documentaries, and then segued into independent features, television movies, music videos and commercials. Schliessler was honored by the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) for his cinematography on Audi’s commercial WAKE UP and Lincoln’s Financial spot DOCTOR. Both are now part of the permanent archives of The Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film and Video in New York City. His commercial work also includes ads for such high end brands as Mercedes Benz, BMW, Bank of America, Citibank, AT&T and Verizon.