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Chris Romeike is an award winning cinematographer and filmmaker whose work ranges from documentary features to television series, dramas, commercials and new media projects. His career has allowed him to travel extensively, working in diverse environments and cultures, inspiring a passion and sensibility as a cinematographer and storyteller.

Romeike's arts and industry experience has been enhanced by his education, achieving a BA in Media Arts from Ryerson University and a MFA in production from York University. Through collaboration with some of Canada's most accomplished directors, producers and broadcasters he has been able to develop an extensive palette for image-making, which has created opportunities to explore technique, form, genre and concepts. His early years were spent making music videos and short films while working at the progressive production house Cuppa Coffee Studios. During this time he lensed BDA award winning commercials, stop-motion shorts, show openers, as well as picking up a MMVA for best hip-hop video Musical Essence by K-OS.

For the last 15 years Romeike has focused on cinematic documentaries with crossovers into drama, photographing over forty documentary films and sixteen television series. Clients and broadcasters include: NFB, History Channel, Vice, Discovery Channel, CBC Nature of Things, Untitled Films, TVO, Sundance Channel and National Geographic, in addition to many independent production companies in Canada and abroad.

Recent cinematography credits of note include: collaborations with Oscar nominated director Hubert Davis on the upcoming feature Giants of Africa (2016); Invisible City, which won Best Canadian Feature at Hot Docs in 2009; as well as various short films and commercial work. Other works of note include: the multi-award winning Hurt by Alan Zweig; the Yorkton POV awarded Jackpot by Alan Black; Tina in Mexico by Brenda Longfellow, winner of the Golden Sheaf for Best Cinematography in 2003; and The Team by Patrick Reed, that premiered at IDFA and garnered multiple CSA nominations including Best Photography in a Documentary Program in 2013. Recent television works of note include: three seasons of Museum Secrets; The Great Martian War for History Channel; various episodes of CBC's The Nature of Things, Unsung: Behind the Glee; and The Body Machine for Discovery Channel. Romeike's directorial projects of note include the NFB/TVO produced short documentary 9 Months, 6 Blocks, which premiered at Hot Docs in 2005 and screened across Canada. He also directed the short documentary Inner Rush, produced by Gerry Flahive at the NFB to commemorate RUSH for their 2012 Governor Generals Award. In 2014 Romeike released his first short drama, Seven Persons, which premiered at the YK Film Festival and played various festivals that year. In the same year he completed the short documentary The Last Farmer for the Bravo Channel. In 2015, the NFB commissioned work, The Faith Project was launched. Designed as an educational tool, the work consists of six interactive short documentaries that are photographed, directed, and edited by Romeike. Created as stand alone films as well as an interactive iPad app, the project is currently being used in various education facilities throughout Canada.