About

  
Ralph Kaechele

Ralph is a cinematographer and 2nd Unit director who has been working on more than 200 productions, including feature films, tv movies, tv series, commercials, promos and music videos worldwide. He enjoys working in different styles and techniques, always striving to create a unique visual language for each story or project.

After starting out in 1992 and many years of AC-ing, operating and completing a degree in cinematography in Germany, Ralph began to shoot as DoP in 1998. In 2003, he relocated to Los Angeles to complete his formal education at the renowned AFI Conservatory. Since then, he keeps a base in Berlin and Los Angeles.

He holds an EU passport as well as a US greencard and is a member of the German Society of Cinematographers.

Directors

Over the years, Ralph has worked with directors like Wolfgang Becker, Jan-Ole Gerster, Tanya Hamilton, Christoph Schrewe, John D. Coles. Giuseppe Capatondi, Marc Jobst, Michaël R. Roskam, Tini Tüllmann, Bronwen Hughes, Screen Novelties, Jared Eberhardt, Luc Schurgers, Marcus O. Rosenmüller, Todd Mueller, Fletcher Moules, Ravi Udyawar, Uwe Flade, Matt & Oz, Barbara Stepansky, Santino Stoner, Reza Rasoli, Josef Rusnak, Matthias Schweighöfer and many more.

Agencies

He has also worked for some of the leading agencies including Droga5, TBWA/Chiat/Day, Wieden+Kennedy, Deutsch, Grey, Select, Innocean, McLaren/McCann, Leo Burnett, Heat and others.

Education

1992 – 1996 Assistant Camera and Operator
1996 – 2001 Cinematography @ University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund
2003 – 2004 Cinematography @ AFI American Film Institute Conservatory, Los Angeles

FFA and DAAD scholarship recipient

References

CV | Resume

Download my resume as pdf right here:   CV | RESUME

Film & Television (partial list)

Tatort Köln – Spur des Blutes
tv movie, 90 min
T. Tüllmann
Bavaria Fiction/ARD

Neben der Spur – Schließe Deine Augen
tv movie, 90 min
J. Rusnak
NetworkMovie/ZDF

Berlin Station – Season 3
episode 6
C. Schrewe
Anonymous Content, Epix, Netflix, HBO

Mom
feature film
R. Udyawar
Zee Studios, Netflix

Helen Dorn – Kleine Freiheit
tv movie, 90 min
M. O. Rosenmüller
NetworkMovie/ZDF

Soko Hamburg – Season 2
episodes 4/5/6
T. Tüllmann
NetworkMovie/ZDF

Hurt
feature film
B. Stepansky
High Treason Productions

Helen Dorn – Wer Gewalt sät
tv movie, 90 min
M. O. Rosenmüller
NetworkMovie/ZDF

Ich und Kaminski – NYC Unit
feature film
W. Becker
X-Filme, Warner Bros.

Fallen Idols
feature film
S. Stoner
Dot & Cross

As 2nd Unit DoP
& 2nd Unit Director

Army Of Thieves
feature film
M. Schweighöfer
Pantaleon Films, The Stone Quarry, Netflix

Berlin Station – Season 3
10 episodes
var. directors
Anonymous Content, Epix, Netflix, HBO

Berlin Station – Season 2
10 episodes
var. directors
Anonymous Content, Epix, Netflix, HBO

Berlin Station – Season 1
10 episodes
var. directors
Anonymous Content, Epix, Netflix, HBO

Ich und Kaminski
feature film
W. Becker
X-Filme, Warner Bros.

Shooter – Season 2
episode 6
C. Schrewe
Paramount, USA Network

Good Bye, Lenin!
feature film
W. Becker
X-Filme, Sony Classics

Commercials (partial list)

McDonalds/Famous Orders
Borja Pena
Psyop, WKNY

Target/Jurassic World
Reza Rasoli
Pet Gorilla, Deutsch

Vans
Reza Rasoli
Pet Gorilla, The Family, NYC

Quilted Northern
Luc Schurgers
Pet Gorilla, Droga5

Renault
Ravi Udyawar
RU Films, TBWA

MTV – EMAs
Matt & Oz
Caviar Content, MTV

Kanzlerbungalow
Marc Comes
WDR

McDonalds/Uber Eats
Josh Forbes
Pet Gorilla, Anomaly

Elysian Brewery
Jared Eberhardt
Partizan, VSA

Target/Marvel
Psyop
Psyop, Deutsch

Energizer
Psyop
Psyop, TBWA/Chait/Day

Killer Jeans
Ravi Udyawar
RU Films, Grey

Careerbuilder
Walsh/Caballero
Screen Novelties, Wieden&Kennedy

Münchner Merkur
Marc Comes
Bruchmann Schneider Bruchmann

Colorado Lottery
Luc Schurgers
Perfect Productions, Cactus

Honda
Todd Mueller
Smuggler, RPA

MTDC
Ravi Udyawar
RU Films, DDB Mudra

Shutterlfly
Linus Johanson
Pet Gorilla, Heat

McDonalds
Walsh/Caballero
Screen Novelties, Leo Burnett

Escada
Axel Baur
Paladium, Select Germany

Awards & nominations

Here are some awards and nominations of productions I worked on:


5 German Academy Award Nominations incl. Best Cinematography:
’Ich und Kaminski”
Silver Addy 2010: ‘McDonalds – Bebe’
Superbowl 2008: ‘Careerbuilder.com’
9 German Academy Awards: ‘Good Bye, Lenin!’ 
6 European Academy Awards:
 ‘Good Bye, Lenin!’
Gold Eyes and Ears Award 2003: ‘Kanzlerbungalow’
Winner IAA, Best Commercial: ‘Killer Jeans’
Winner ’Grand Prix’ Goafest 2013: ‘Killer Jeans’
Winner Jackson Hole Wildlife Festival: ‘Human / Forest’
Nomination German Camera Award 2002: ‘Max Goodman’s Last Film’
Winner Larger Than Life Award, 2007: ‘Rotofugi’
Winner Best European Programm Opener EEOFE: ‚Kanzlerbungalow‘