Martin Ruhe ASC – About

Martin is an accomplished cinematographer with an impressive portfolio of work in both film and commercials. His latest project, THE BOYS IN THE BOAT, directed by George Clooney, is set to premiere in cinemas on Thanksgiving 2023.

The movie follows the University of Washington’s eight man rowing team as they journey from their depression-era beginnings to winning gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

In 2018 Martin got a call from Grant Heslov and George Clooney asking if he wanted to join them on a new project – a TV show called CATCH 22. It is a six hour mini series directed by Ellen Kuras, Grant Heslov and George Clooney. CATCH got a lot of great reviews and Martin his second nomination for an ASC award.

George and Martin continued working together on GC’s next two movies called THE MIDNIGHT SKY and THE TENDER BAR. The first being a very different genre than anything George had directed before, the second became one of Amazon’s most successful movies.

Martin Ruhe ASC – About
Martin Ruhe ASC – About
Martin Ruhe ASC – About

It all began with Martin’s internationally acclaimed work on CONTROL which paved the way for a successful feature career and he went on to shoot ten more films and two TV shows with directors George Clooney, Anton Corbijn, Ewan McGregor, Ellen Kuras, Jaume Collet-Serra, David Hare, Morten Tyldum, Julie Delpy and others.

Amongst those films is HARRY BROWN, named “one of the most gorgeous looking films of the decade” by The Times (UK) and Martin bagged himself an ASC award for his work on PAGE EIGHT. THE KEEPING ROOOM premiered at the Toronto film festival in 2014 as well as AMERICAN PASTORAL in 2016.

COUNTERPART was Martin’s first major TV show. The pilot was directed by Oscar nominated Morten Tyldum. JK Simmons is the lead of a great cast. COUNTERPART had a record hi-score at Rotten Tomatoes with 100% positive reviews by media and 90% by audience. Stephen King wrote “you need to check out CP… it’s terrific!”

In commercials Martin has worked with Martin Werner, Johnny Hardstaff, Francois Rousselet, Ian Pons Jewell, Sacred Egg, Matt Lambert, Markus Walter, Kathryn Bigelow, Frederic Planchon, Johan Renck, Nick Gordon, Seb Edwards, Siri Bunford, Nacho Gayan, Vincent Haycock, AG Rojas and many more.


ASC Award nomination for CATCH 22 - Best cinematography for a television Movie/Miniseries
Mykki Blanko ft Woodkid wins Best Cinematography for a music video at Camerimage, Torun, Poland
ASC Award Winner for PAGE EIGHT - Best cinematography for a television Movie/Miniseries
Clio Award in Silver for Cinematography for Gilette
Empire Award Best British Movie for HARRY BROWN
Clio Award in Bronze for Cinematography for Audi TDI
Golden Lion at Cannes International Advertising Festival for COI Accident Waiting to Happen
Golden Lion at Cannes International Advertising Festival for COI Debris
APA Top 50 for COI Accident, highest award from the British Advertising Producers Association
British Television Advertising Craft Award Finalist for COI Accident
2 BAFTA nominations for CONTROL
London International Advertising Awards, Silver for cinematography for New Yorker CLOSET
New York Film Festival, Silver for IKEA
Cresta Gold for IKEA
Cannes Film Festival: Golden Camera Special Mention for CONTROL
Cannes Film Festival: Prix Regards Jeune for CONTROL
Cannes Film Festival: Label Europa Cinemas Award for CONTROL
Chicago International Film Festival: Silver Hugo for CONTROL
5 British Independent Film Awards and was nominated 5 more times including best cinematography for CONTROL
Golden Frog nomination at the Camerimage Lodz for CONTROL
Edinburgh International film Festival for CONTROL
Belgrad Film Festival best cinematography for CONTROL
4 Empire Awards including Best New British Feature for CONTROL
Evening Standard British Film Awards: Best Film for CONTROL
London Critics Circle Awards: British Film of the Year for Control
Stockholm Film Festivl: Honorable Mention Award for Control
Melbourne Intrenational Film Festival: Most Popular Feature Award for Control

Martin is amongst Variety's 10 Cinematographers to watch
CLIP AWARDS nominated for best cinematography for COLDPLAY – Talk
VDW award for best cinematography for VW GTI
Bronze Clio for VW GTI
ADC Gold for VW GTI, best cinema commercial
ADC Silver for VW GTI, best TV commercial
ADC Europe in Gold for VW GTI
Ottocar in Silver for VW GTI
APA Top 50 Award, UK, for T MOBILE
ADC Silver for MEDIA MARKT, best cinema campaign
ADC Silver for MEDIA MARKT, best TV campaign
ADC Bronce for BMW Runner, best cinema commercial
Golden Rose of Montreux for Mc Donald’s Hello
TCM Classic Shorts 1.price award for JANE LLOYD at the London International Film Festival
VDW nominated for best cinematography SPARKASSE
APA Top 50 Award, UK, for IKEA – Clutter