Representation:

Independent Talent.
Rachael Taylor

rachaeltaylor@independenttalent.com
+44 (0)20 7636 6565

Originally from Norway, Bjørn is a London-based director of photography who is working in feature films, Tv-drama and commercials.

Bjørn’s educational background includes an MA in Cinematography from the British National Film & Television School (NFTS) and a BA (HONS) in Film production from Surrey Institute of Art & Design. Prior to studying in the UK, he also conducted media and film studies in Norway.

Over the last years, he has shot numerous award winning short dramas and feature films, which have been screened in festivals around the world. Bjørn shot Barney Elliott’s feature “The Debt” starring Stephen Dorff as well as Christian Lo’s Norwegian feature films “Rafiki’ and ‘The tough guys’ which all received international acclaim.

Bjørn is a member of the Norwegian Society of Cinematographers (FNF).

Representation:

Independent Talent.
Rachael Taylor

rachaeltaylor@independenttalent.com
+44 (0)20 7636 6565

Press:

“Softly photographed by Bjørn Ståle Bratberg, who brings equal care to the film’s pristine Andean locations"
New York Times review “The Debt”

“Cinematography by Bjørn Ståle Bratberg creates a marvellous sense of place with shots of the vast Peruvian landscape.”
Reeltalk on “The Debt”

Article in Fuji’s magazine Exposure (“It’s all in the quiff”).

Article in British Cinematographer magazine’s “Meet the New Wave”-section.

VIEW CV
Features
Director
Production
THE DEBT
Barney Elliot
Atlantic Pictures
Starring Stephen Dorff & David Strathairn  
THE TOUGH GUYS
Christian Lo
Filmbin/SF

DESERT DANCER (2nd Unit DP)
Richard Raymond
Crossday prod/May13 Films

THIRD STAR (2nd unit, selected days 1st unit)
Hattie Dalton
Western Edge/Cinema One

RAFIKI
Christian Lo
Filmbin/SF Norway

Television
Director
Production
35 DAYS
Lee Haven Jones
S4C
Winner Bafta Cymru for best director
TOP BOY (2nd Unit)
Yann Demange
Channel4

CRIMINAL JUSTICE (2nd unit/selected days main unit)
Yann Demange
BBC

Short Films
Director
Production
BATSMAN & BALLERINA
Matthew Murdoch
SIDNEY
Karan Kandhari
Tomboy Films/BFI
BORIS IN THE FOREST
Robert Hackett

FLIGHT OF THE POMADOUR
Karan Kandhari
Tomboy Films
SOUND OF THE BELL
Esteban Gitton
Pomme Z

Commercials & Music Videos
Director
Production
YO SUSHI
Edward Housden
Indy8
BEER52
Jonathan Marlow
Stink

ESSO
Edward Housden
Indy8

MICROSOFT
Matt Pollock
Indy8

BAILEYS
Edward Housden
Indy8

JACOBS
Jonathan Marlow
Indy8

CAILLER
Glen Milner
Indy8

EXXON MOBILE
Edward Housden
Indy8

MCCOYS
Jones
Outsider
HEAD & SHOULDERS
Max & Michael
Saatchi & Saatchi

BARCLAYCARD
Edward Housden
Indy8

NESCAFE
John Turner
Indy8

AUDEMARS PIQUET
Nathan Prince
Not to scale

HSBC
Adam Randall
Indy8
PANACHE
Jake Dypka
Indy8
LONDON & PARTNERS
MOD
RSA

STELLA ARTOIS
James Griffiths
Indy8

FRANZ FERDINAND - promo
Karan Kandhari
Agile films

ACTIONAID
Luke Scott
RSA/Hfilms

KENZO
Lernert & Sander
White lodge

FEEDER - promo
Jones
HomeCorp

LUCOZADE
Max & Michael
HomeCorp

RSPCA
Chris W. Wood
Black Jack films

CHARLIE SIMPSON - promo
Jones
HomeCorp

British Arrows - ident
Karan Kandhari
Blink

SONY BRAVIA
Vernie Yeung
RSA/Kissfilm

GUINNESS 6-NATIONS
Samuel Smith
Imagecleaver



Features

THE DEBT
Barney Elliot
Atlantic Pictures

Starring Stephen Dorff & David Strathairn  

THE TOUGH GUYS
Christian Lo
Filmbin/SF


DESERT DANCER (2nd Unit DP)
Richard Raymond
Crossday prod/May13 Films


THIRD STAR (2nd unit, selected days 1st unit)
Hattie Dalton
Western Edge/Cinema One


RAFIKI
Christian Lo
Filmbin/SF Norway


Television

35 DAYS
Lee Haven Jones
S4C

Winner Bafta Cymru for best director

TOP BOY (2nd Unit)
Yann Demange
Channel4


CRIMINAL JUSTICE (2nd unit/selected days main unit)
Yann Demange
BBC


Short Films

BATSMAN & BALLERINA
Matthew Murdoch

SIDNEY
Karan Kandhari
Tomboy Films/BFI

BORIS IN THE FOREST
Robert Hackett

FLIGHT OF THE POMADOUR
Karan Kandhari
Tomboy Films

SOUND OF THE BELL
Esteban Gitton
Pomme Z


Commercials & Music Videos

YO SUSHI
Edward Housden
Indy8

BEER52
Jonathan Marlow
Stink

ESSO
Edward Housden
Indy8

MICROSOFT
Matt Pollock
Indy8

BAILEYS
Edward Housden
Indy8

JACOBS
Jonathan Marlow
Indy8

CAILLER
Glen Milner
Indy8

EXXON MOBILE
Edward Housden
Indy8

MCCOYS
Jones
Outsider

HEAD & SHOULDERS
Max & Michael
Saatchi & Saatchi

BARCLAYCARD
Edward Housden
Indy8

NESCAFE
John Turner
Indy8

AUDEMARS PIQUET
Nathan Prince
Not to scale

HSBC
Adam Randall
Indy8

PANACHE
Jake Dypka
Indy8

LONDON & PARTNERS
MOD
RSA

STELLA ARTOIS
James Griffiths
Indy8

FRANZ FERDINAND - promo
Karan Kandhari
Agile films

ACTIONAID
Luke Scott
RSA/Hfilms

KENZO
Lernert & Sander
White lodge

FEEDER - promo
Jones
HomeCorp

LUCOZADE
Max & Michael
HomeCorp

RSPCA
Chris W. Wood
Black Jack films

CHARLIE SIMPSON - promo
Jones
HomeCorp

British Arrows - ident
Karan Kandhari
Blink

SONY BRAVIA
Vernie Yeung
RSA/Kissfilm

GUINNESS 6-NATIONS
Samuel Smith
Imagecleaver