Martin Preiss

Martin Preiss

Director of Photography and Cinematographer

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
October 2017
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About Martin

Born in lovely Prague, in middle of Europe, I'm filmmaker since I was 12years old. Lived in Europe, Canada, New Zealand and now in USA. I'm Director of Photography with multiple awards for bunch of features, shorts and ads I was lensing. Avid camper, cosmologist and DIY man, as well constant learner and researcher new informations and new things that can broader my horizons.

Unique traits: Film (35mm) experienced, Underwater Cinematographer, VFX solver, Shit & Problem Solver, Artistic, No Bullshit Seeker




  • Raabta

    Raabta (2017)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Director of Photography In 2017, Shiv and Saira fall for each other and form an inseparable connection. Until, Saira crosses paths with a reincarnated lover from a previous lifetime who is determined to make her his lover again.

  • Trosecník

    Trosecník (2016)
    Television (Short, Comedy and Family) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Crown Prince

    Crown Prince (2015)
    TV Movie (Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Cinematographer Somewhere in the Forbidden Forest lives a wicked sorcerer Kruciatus (Josef Abrhám). One hundred years ago he tried to destroy a kingdom now ruled by King Alexander (Jaromír Hanzlík), who has two sons - the heir of the throne Prince Jan (Patrik Dergel) and the younger Prince Karel (Krystof Hádek). Karel is not satisfied with his role of the underrated second-placer. With the help of his servant Pakosta (Pavel Kríz), he breaks into the forbidden chamber full of magical properties, remaining there after the evil wizard, and intends to destroy his brother in order to get the throne for himself. Written by Czechfan

  • Dvanáct mesícku

    Dvanáct mesícku (2012)
    TV Movie (Family, Fantasy and Romance) Cinematographer After her father's death Maruska is exposed to the whims of her evil stepmother and her stepsister Kveta. They treat her as Cinderella. Shortly before Christmas, Karel, who made his fortune in the wide world, returns to his homeland as a rich man. The village girls immediately surround him since they see their chance to marry well. In his distress, Karel announces that he only marries the one who surprises him with fragrant violets, juicy strawberries and a tree with red apples - in the middle of winter. Maruska is forced by her stepmother to find these rarities for Kveta. So the poor girl sets out into the snowy forest, where she meets twelve old men with supernatural powers: the month's rulers. Written by Schlingel Festival

  • At zijí rytíri!

    At zijí rytíri! (2010)
    Television (Adventure, Comedy and History) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Zero

    Zero (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer A volatile teenager struggles to detach himself from the influence of his imprisoned father.

  • A Son's War

    A Son's War (2009)
    Film (Short, Drama, History and War) Cinematographer Prague, 1939. The true story of Jan Wiener, a young Czech Jew struggling to survive at the outset of Nazi occupation during World War II. As the German army tightens its grip on the city and danger grows ever closer, Jan is ultimately forced to choose between his freedom and his mother. Written by SLE

  • Bobule

    Bobule (2008)
    Film (Comedy) Cinematographer Film about two friends who find out that you do not have to fly to sea to spend fantastic holidays.

  • Cargo

    Cargo (2007)
    Film (Short) Cinematographer A young boy descends into the nightmarish world of child trafficking.

  • Sunday

    Sunday (2006)
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  • Last Words

    Last Words (2006)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer A staging of a fake suicide goes tragically wrong.

  • Blízko nebe

    Blízko nebe (2005)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer Samuel stands on the edge of a hotel roof in the rain and, before he jumps into the street below, he tries to summon up in his mind an image of his homeland.

  • Mum

    Mum (2005)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer A small boy fights his loneliness by making his mum appear any time he wants.

  • Koumáci

    Koumáci (2004)
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  • Choking Hazard

    Choking Hazard (2004)
    Film (Comedy and Horror) Cinematographer Motel Halali is an ideal place. Isolated deep in the forest, not a living soul turns up all the livelong year except the staff. This is a perfect place for Dr. Reinis's (Jaroslav Dusek) course designed to help people find meaning in life. Course participants learn something about what it means to live and even more about what it means to survive. That's because a zombie comes stalking out of a forest smelling of needles, decay, and blood. Our heroes must stand alone against it, without hope of help, without a chance in this most desolate, Godforsaken spot in Bohemia. Written by Czech film center

  • Veci

    Veci (2004)
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  • Voda se stávou

    Voda se stávou (2003)
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  • Nocní motýl

    Nocní motýl (2003)
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  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department Renowned adventurer Allan Quatermain leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as "The Fantom." This "League" comprises seafarer/inventor Captain Nemo, vampiress Mina Harker, an invisible man named Rodney Skinner, American secret service agent Tom Sawyer, the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray, and the dangerous split personality of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. Written by Anonymous

  • Láska v tramvaji

    Láska v tramvaji (2003)
    Film (Short and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department The good in humanity comes out in a chance meeting on a tram. This rendezvous brings two people both having bad days together.

  • Baráz

    Baráz (2002)
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  • Konec svetla

    Konec svetla (2002)
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  • Metruska

    Metruska (2002)
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  • Biker

    Biker (2002)
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  • Slepicí memento

    Slepicí memento (2002)
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  • Malá nesdelení

    Malá nesdelení (2002)
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  • Radhost

    Radhost (2002)
    Film Camera and Electrical Department Three stories ; The Garden of Eden, The Open Country of a Lonely Man, Riedgost ; introduce the youngest generation of Czech filmmakers. They are linked through the similarity of their story-telling poetic and their interest in uncommon environments and heroes. The filmmakers' results confirm the saying that what we long for most is often sitting right in front of our eyes. Written by Jiri Konecny

  • Projekt Sance

    Projekt Sance (2001)
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  • Dum u ztracených

    Dum u ztracených (2001)
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  • Nemuzem usnout

    Nemuzem usnout (2001)
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  • Vyhnání z ráje

    Vyhnání z ráje (2001)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Nothing seems to go right for Rosta, a film director who is shooting a movie called "Paradiso" at a nudist beach. Rosta finds trouble in paradise from day one as he continually clashes with the crew, actors, and his wife.

  • Malé velickosti

    Malé velickosti (2001)
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  • The Lost Empire

    The Lost Empire (2001)
    Television (Adventure and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department American journalist Nick Orton is caught up in the world of Chinese gods and monsters while on a search for the long lost manuscript to 'Hsi Yu Chi' (The Journey to the West) by Wu Ch'eng En. He is accompanied on his journey by a humanoid ape with incredible strength and magical powers, a humanoid pig-man, and his brother-in-arms, an ex-cannibal. Based on one of the greatest stories in Chinese history. Written by Lawrence De Meza <>

  • Dokolác

    Dokolác (2000)
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  • Nominated for Czech Society of Cinematographers Awars

  • Best Cinematography at CIAFF

  • Nominated New Zealand Awards

  • many more...


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