TOBIAS SCHLIESSLER (Director of Photography) previously collaborated with director Peter Berg on the high school football drama Friday Night Lights and the action/drama The Rundown .
Schliessler's motion picture credits also include Dreamgirls, directed by Bill Condon and Bait, directed by Antoine Fuqua.
He also served as the cinematographer on numerous telefilms, including "The Long Way Home," "Outrage," "The Escape," "The Limbic Region," and "Mandela and de Klerk."
A native of Germany, Schliessler studied cinematography at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. He began his career shooting documentaries, and then segued into independent features, television movies, music videos and commercials. Schliessler was honored in consecutive years by the Association of independent Commercial Producers(AICP) for his cinematography on two celebrated television spots, in 2000 for Audi's "Wake up" commercial, and the following year for the Lincoln Financial spot "Doctor" Both are now part of the permanent archives of The Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film and Video in New York City. His commercial work also includes ads for such products as Lexus,Ford,AOL, and AT&T.
Schliessler is currently in production on The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, directed by Tony Scott.