About

Oscar-nominated Luke Geissbühler has always been motivated by projects with cultural significance. His higher profile achievements include Borat 1 & 2, Fahrenheit 11/9, Helvetica, Buck, and Netflix's Abstract-The Art of Design.  He earned a BFA in cinematography from New York University and taught himself mechanical engineering, ultimately designing several electric vehicles and camera modifications.  In 2010, Luke became unexpectedly world-renowned when he put a camera in a homemade spacecraft that captured astonishing images of the curvature of the Earth and the blackness of space.  As a director of photography he has travelled the world over orchestrating unique and complex films for Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael Moore, Joe Berlinger, OKGo, Doug Liman, Barry Levinson, David Wain, and Katherine Bigelow.  He has been entrusted by HBO, Netflix, 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Sony, PBS, Amazon, Warner Brothers, and countless others. Having worked consistently throughout the pandemic, Luke founded Microcrews, a consortium of highly skilled filmmakers specializing in covid-safe sets and compact crews.  His recent releases include Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, and Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street.  Luke recently completed the dark comedy feature Robots with Jack Whitehall and Shailene Woodley, currently in post-production. 

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Credits

Select Features

  • BORAT, SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM - Director Jason Woliner, Amazon Prime, Golden Globe winner
  • TIME FREAK - Director Andrew Bowler - starring Sophie Turner, Asa Butterfied, Skyler 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

  • FAHRENHEIT 11/9  Director Michael Moore, Midwestern Films
  • STREET GANG - HBO and Focus Features, Director Marilyn Agrelo
  • THE KEEPER OF TIME  Director Michael Culyba, Tourbillon Films
  • 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
  • SEARCH PARTY - HBO / JAX Media - Sarah-Violet Bliss, Michael Showalter
  • ABSTRACT:  THE ART OF DESIGN - Netflix / Radical Media - Director Richard Press
  • WHO IS AMERICA - Sacha Baron Cohen, Showtime
  • DRUNK HISTORY - Comedy Central - Produced by Owen Burke at Gary Sanchez
  • 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
  • MUPPETS, Letter to Santa - NBC / Disney - Director Kirk Thatcher
  • 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
  • KIND BARS - BBDO
  • DUNKIN' - 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