The Spanish cinematographer is known for his work on the features A Single Man, Buried and Quién te cantará.
New Society member Edu Grau was born in Barcelona and studied at the Superior School of Cinema and Audiovisual of Catalonia in Spain as well as the National Film & Television School in the U.K. with a concentration in cinematography. After photographing the short The Natural Route (aka La Ruta Natural), which won the Jury Prize for International Short Filmmaking at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, Grau shot his first feature, director Albert Serra’s Honor of the Knights (aka Quixotic/Honor de Cavelleria), which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
The cinematographer then collaborated with fashion designer Tom Ford on his directorial debut, A Single Man. Among its many accolades, the picture was named one of the “most stylish films of all time” by Vice and GQ.
Grau’s diverse feature work includes the horror outing The Awakening, drama Arthur Newman, fantasy drama Animals, crime thriller A Single Shot, romance drama Suite Française, mystery The Gift, historical drama Suffragette, crime drama Trespass Against Us, action-comedy Gringo, and biographical drama Boy Erased.
For his work on the thriller Buried, Grau earned the Bronze Frog Award at the 2010 Camerimage film festival and was nominated for a Goya Award. His camerawork on the mystery Quién te cantará earned the cinematographer best cinematography nominations from the Goya Awards, Gaudí Awards and CEC medals.
Grau also photographed the “Born This Way” music video for artist Lady Gaga, which has over 273 million views on YouTube.
His recent credits include the sports drama The Way Back, and his first black-and-white picture, Passing, will premiere later this year.