© Alexandra Czok
Alexandra Czok was born in Leipzig, East Germany, in 1970. After German unification, she worked as a photographer for Fandango publishing house in Hannover. From 1994 to 1997, she studied cultural history at the Universität Hildesheim and worked as an assistant director of photography. In 1997, she began studying cinematography at the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Konrad Wolf Potsdam-Bebelsberg. Since graduating in 2003, she has worked as a director of photography for documentary and feature film productions, television series and TV journalistic projects.
In 2009, she wrote and directed Solo für Sanije, about Sanije Torka, whose story had been adapted by scriptwriter Wolfgang Kohlhaase for the East German feature film classic Solo Sunny (1979, dir. Konrad Wolf).
In 2004, Czok started working with documentary director Peter Voigt and, in 2005, she wrote and directed Der Bevorzugte, a biographical film about Voigt’s life and work. She was on the 2006 production team for Voigt’s Bertolt Brecht – Bild und Modell, sharing the cinematography with Christian Lehmann and Olaf Merker. She also collaborated with the director on his documentary Ikonen—an exploration of the art works with which Brecht surrounded himself in his Chauseestrasse apartment—and on Brechts Regal. Unfortunately, this film—which focuses on Brecht’s book collection, particularly on his handwritten marginal notes—was never finished, as Voigt passed away while working on it, in 2015.
In 2009, Czok started working as cinematographer for the German public television channel MDR. Since 2011, she has taught cinematography at Leipzig Fernseh Akademie Mitteldeutschland.
In 2016, Alexandra Czok moved back to Leipzig where she has lived with her son Luis since then.
|2015||Ansichtssachen (Matter of Opinion, doc)|
|2012||Keine Angst vor Toten (Never Fear Dead People, TV, doc)|
|2011||Jung, weiblich und gewalttätig (Young, Female and Violent, TV, doc)|
|2011||Ein Marathon zu Pferd (A Marathon on Horseback, TV, doc)|
|2010||Drei wollen siegen (Flame of Hope, TV, doc)|
|2010||Ikonen (Icons, doc)|
|2009||Georg wird Marionettenspieler (Georg Becomes a Puppeteer, TV, doc)|
|2009||Solo für Sanije (Solo for Sanije, doc, director, script)|
|2006||Bertolt Brecht – Bild und Modell (Bertolt Brecht: Image and Model, doc)|
|2005||Schönes Wochenende (Nice Weekend, TV, feature film)|
|2005||Der Bevorzugte (The Favorite, doc, director, script)|
|2003||Nachbarinnen (Women Neighbors, TV, feature film)|