Dan Laustsen is an international cinematographer with more than sixty international and Danish productions to his name. Laustsen has received myriad awards for his feature films, television movies and documentaries.
Laustsen recently completed Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water and, prior to that, Crimson Peak, a collaboration that started in 1997 when he was the cinematographer on Mimic. Laustsen has recently garnered much acclaim for his outstanding work on John Wick 2. In Denmark, Laustsen received universal praise for his work on Scandinavia’s biggest TV series, the 8 episode period war drama, 1864.
Laustsen’s credits include films like The Brotherhood of the Wolf, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Silent Hill, Mimic, and Solomon Kane. Laustsen’s other credits include Wind Chill, Nomad: The Warrior, Running Free, and I Am Dina, which garnered a Golden Frog Nomination in addition to his fifth Robert Award (Denmark’s Film Academy Awards) for Best Cinematography. He received a Guldbagge Award Nomination for cinematography on Simon and the Oaks, (2012). In 2007, he received the Special Erik Balling award in recognition of his lifetime achievements as a cinematographer.
Laustsen studied still photography and was a fashion photographer when he decided to attend the Danish Film School, shooting his first feature at the age of 25.
Currently, Dan Laustsen is working in Boston on SONY’s production Proud Mary.