Charlotte Bruus Christensen Welcomed into Society Membership

The Danish cinematographer’s credits include A Quiet Place, Fences, Molly’s Game and The Girl on the Train.

Samantha Dillard

The Danish cinematographer’s credits include A Quiet Place, Fences, Molly’s Game and The Girl on the Train.

After graduating from the European Film College in Denmark, new Society member Charlotte Bruus Christensen enrolled in the cinematography program at the National Film and Television School in England. At the completion of her course, she photographed a number of short films, which caught the attention of Danish director Thomas Vinterberg. He hired Christensen as director of photography on the drama Submarino, which was the cinematographer’s first feature. Her work on the picture earned Christensen a Golden Frog nomination at Camerimage as well as a Danish Film Academy Robert Award for Best Cinematography.

Charlotte Bruus Christensen, ASC while filming the horror thriller A Quiet Place.

The filmmakers again collaborated on Vinterberg’s next feature, The Hunt, which won the Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist at the Cannes Film Festival and earned Christensen the Danish Critics' Bodil Award for Best Cinematography.

Bruus Christensen with director Aaron Sorkin on the set of Molly's Game.

After the pair reteamed for a third feature, Far from the Madding Crowd, Christensen’s camerawork on the picture landed her a spot on Variety’s “10 Cinematographers to Watch” list.

The cinematographer subsequently worked with directors Tate Taylor, on The Girl on the Train; Denzel Washington, on Fences; Aaron Sorkin, on Molly’s Game; and John Krasinski, on A Quiet Place. She also provided additional photography on Live by Night, directed by Ben Affleck and photographed by Robert Richardson, ASC.

The cinematographer with Fences actor-director Denzel Washington.

Her other feature credits include Life, My Best Enemy, Hunky Dory, The Englishman and IRL: In Real Life. Christensen’s recent credits include the Apple TV Plus feature The Banker.

Her upcoming work also includes the BBC One/FX miniseries Black Narcissus, on which Christensen served as director.

Complete details on the 15 founding members of the ASC can be found here.

A complete list of all active ASC members — since 1919 — can be downloaded here.

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