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Dan Laustsen

(1954 – )

Cinematographer. Born 15/6 1954. Educated from the Danish Film School in 1979. Dan Laustsen has been behind the camera on a wide range of national and international productions since the 1970's.


Laustsen worked with Ole Bornedal on the thriller "Nightwatch" in 1994, and the two have since worked together on a number of productions. Over the years, this has won Laustsen Robert Awards for "I am Dina" (2002) and "Just Another Love Story" (2007). He has also won awards for his work with "Thunderbirds" (1983), "Emma's Shadow" (1988) and "Miracle in Valby" (1989). The cooperation with Bornedal continued on the television series "1864" (2014) and the comedy "Small Town Killers" (2017).


In recent years Dan Laustsen has been Director of Photography on the international productions "Crimson Peak" (2015) and "The Shape of Water" (2017) by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro.

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Small Town Killers 2017 Director of photography DK/Feature
1864 2014 Director of Photography TV series
1864 - brødre i krig 2014 Cinematographer DK/Feature
Dibbuk box 2012 Cinematography Feature
Zaytoun 2012 Cinematography Feature
Almost Perfect 2012 Director of Photography DK/Feature
Simon & the oaks 2011 Cinematographer Feature
Karen Blixen - behind her mask 2011 Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Fri os fra det onde 2009 Cinematography DK/Feature
Headhunter 2009 Cinematography DK/Feature
The Substitute 2007 Cinematography DK/Feature
Kærlighed på film 2007 Cinematography DK/Feature
Silent Hill 2006 Cinematography Feature
Sex, hopp och kärlek 2005 Cinematography Feature
Darkness Falls 2003 Cinematography Feature
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2003 Cinematography Feature
I am Dina 2002 Cinematography Feature
Le pacte des loups 2001 Cinematography Feature
Dykkerne 2000 Cinematography DK/Feature
Dybt vand 1999 Cinematography TV film
Nightwatch 1998 Cinematography Feature
Heart of light 1998 Cinematography DK/Feature
Mimic 1997 Cinematography Feature
Charlot og Charlotte 1996 Cinematography TV series
Carmen & Babyface 1995 Cinematographer DK/Feature
Nightwatch 1994 Cinematography DK/Feature
Søren Kierkegaard 1994 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Det personlige arbejde 1994 Cinematography DK/Documentary
The Boys From St. Petri 1991 Cinematography DK/Feature
Giselle 1991 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Miracle in Valby 1989 Cinematography DK/Feature
Happiness is a curious catch 1989 Cinematographer: 2. unit DK/Feature
Shower of Gold 1988 Cinematography DK/Feature
Emma's shadow 1988 Cinematography DK/Feature
David eller Goliath 1988 Cinematography DK/Documentary
De udenforstående 1988 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Vand (Baby-svømning) 1988 Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Sangen om en tiger 1988 Cinematographer DK/Short fiction
Heaven and Hell 1988 Cinematographer: 2. unit DK/Feature
Jeg ville først finde sandheden 1987 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Ansigt til ansigt 1987 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Et hul i jorden 1987 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Elise 1985 Cinematography DK/Feature
The Silent Girls 1985 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Johannes' hemmelighed 1985 Cinematography DK/Short fiction
Når bare han kan tælle køerne 1985 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Granny's house 1984 Cinematography DK/Feature
I vækstens vold 1984 Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Isfugle 1983 Cinematography DK/Feature
Otto is a rhino 1983 Cinematography DK/Feature
Motivation - nærbilleder fra en ungdomsskole 1983 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Dansk bladtegning - danske bladtegnere. En dokumentation 1983 1983 Cinematography DK/Documentary
The thoughtless lover 1982 Cinematography DK/Feature
Rubber Tarzan 1981 Cinematography DK/Feature
Have you seen Alice? 1981 Cinematography DK/Feature
Gennem natten 1981 Cinematographer DK/Short fiction
M/S Mars af Ålborg 1980 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Denmark is closed 1980 Camera assistant DK/Feature
Little Virgil and Orla Frogsnapper 1980 Cinematographer: 2. unit DK/Feature
Shall we dance first? 1979 Cinematography DK/Feature
Alexandra 1979 Cinematography DK/Short fiction
Det er et spørgsmål om stil 1978 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Kloden rokker 1978 Camera assistant DK/Documentary
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.