Frank Suffert is a filmmaker and photographer through and through. After over 20 years studying film and working in the industry in Miami, New York and Los Angeles, extensive production stints in Cape Town and Rome, he settled in Berlin to found his family. He still loves to travel the world to get inspired by different cultures, connect with the people and capture that perfect moment. When he’s not on the road, he brings his impressions and experiences to films and image productions at home.
Among many positions in the film industry Frank has served as an executive producer for commercial production companies like Embassy of Dreams and GAP Films, and as head of development for DeAngelis Films. He got his start as assistant on films like Tim Burton’s ‘Batman Returns’, Oliver Stone’s ‘U-Turn’ and Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’, and a few other Hollywood films before becoming a director and cinematographer in his own right. He has shot independent films and television episodes and directed many music videos, among them for Grammy winner Cassandra Wilson, the Smashing Pumpkins, Three Fish, Jamie Foxx, Two Live Crew, The Wilsons, Tribe After Tribe, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Cheap Trick and Trace Adkins, commercials for Levis, Panasonic, Veba-Com Communications, and TDK Tapes (featuring the Rolling Stones), image films for Frito Lay and PepsiCo and documentaries for NHK, ARD, ZDF, the United Nations, the Kennedy Center and Servus TV. In Germany he worked, among others, with Wolfgang Joop’s Wunderkind, Bertelsmann, Galeria Kaufhof, Medi, Brother, Adidas, C&A and EON. …just to name a few.
Frank’s photography has been featured on the covers of several magazines and in Stern, Rossmann, Funke Group, Neue Züricher Zeitung, KrautReporter and other publications.
He has traveled extensively around the world and established production contacts in almost every continent — except Antarctica.
Frank holds a Masters of Fine Arts from UCLA and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University.