Maximilian Schmige

Director of Photography

Maximilian Schmige


Maximilian Schmige is a Los Angeles based cinematographer, who has DP’ed over 100 projects, including commercials, music videos, TV shows and feature films. His work has taken him around the world, for shoots in USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Germany, Bulgaria, Norway, Serbia, Greece, Russia, India, Jordan, Malaysia and Thailand. U.S. production credits include network television shows for The CW, Sony Pictures Television, Fox, National Geographic, TvONE, BET and NBC Sports. He’s photographed actors and musicians including Ricky Martin, Tamela Mann, Nelly, Brian Wilson, Charisma Carpenter, Viva Bianca, Roxanne McKee, Manu Bennett, Jeffrey Combs, Michael Harney and Russell Hornsby.

He was born in Berlin, Germany, and has dual citizenship for Germany and Finland. He is the son of the well-known German movie and TV writer Hartmann Schmige. Maximilian Schmige graduated from the American Film Institute with a Masters in cinematography and was mentored by ASC cinematographer Karl-Walter Lindenlaub.