The cinematographer’s work includes the series House of Cards and Fargo as well as The Weeknd’s “Starboy” music video.
New ASC member Pete Konczal was inspired to become a cinematographer after watching Wild Strawberries, photographed by Gunnar Fischer and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Early in his career, Konczal shot the acclaimed short film Bullet in the Brain, and then moved into shooting commercial, music video and documentary work.
Konczal’s notable commercial work involves spots for Tiffany & Co., Nike, Lexus, Apple, Under Armor, Elizabeth Arden and L’Oréal. He shot music videos for artists including Sia (“Rainbow”), OneRepublic (“Let’s Hurt Tonight”), Future (“Wicked”) and Ellie Goulding (“Hate Me”). He has also worked with artists including Linkin Park, Snoop Dogg and Fischerspooner. His camerawork on the Creep “Days” music video earned him a Camerimage nomination. He also shot the “Starboy” music video from artists The Weeknd and Daft Punk, which has over two billion views on YouTube. Konczal’s documentary work includes Metallica: In Their Own Words, History vs. Hollywood and Art in the Twenty-First Century, among others.
The cinematographer moved into narrative work and collaborated with director Robin Wright on Season 3 of the Netflix series House of Cards. Having created a strong bond with Wright, Konczal was invited back as the main director of photography on the show’s fourth season. He then worked on Season 4 of the FX series Fargo, with directors including Dana Gonzales, ASC.
His forthcoming credits include the feature The Descendant, which is scheduled for release later this year.