The Twitch Team
Chris Romeike, Cinematographer
Chris Romeike is a cinematographer and filmmaker who has been freelancing in the Toronto film/TV and commercial industry for the past six years. A graduate of the Media Arts and Film program at Ryerson Polytechnic University Chris has developed an innovative and diverse visual style. Between 1995 and 1999 he worked extensively with Cuppa Coffee Animation as their in-house D.P, lighting director and live action director.. While there shooting a variety of inventive "live action" television openers, commercials, shorts and stop-motion animation his work receiving numerous awards.. During this time Chris continued shooting, directing and editing his own work: Jumbo Memsahb - a dance film featuring Kimberly Glasco of the National ballet for Bravo!, music videos including the MuchMusic Video Award winner Musical Essence and the short lyrical film Nautical Mind about the journey of the tallship True North sailing from Lake Ontario to Cape Breton. As a D.P he also continued to shoot other directors' work: his first feature was the documentary PITCH, which won at the 1997 Toronto Independent Film Festival and has become a cult hit. In 1996 he shot a half-hour docu-portrait of Ani DiFranco on the road in Ontario and NY and the special feature documentary Citi Sonatina for Bravo! In 2000, he worked with director Maria Teresa Larrain and producer Tina Hahn on a one-hour documentary about the Community Arts Biennale 2000, Passionate Involvement.
In 1999 Chris traveled for six months to South East Asia, North Africa and crossed the Atlantic aboard a freighter, compiling photographs for a show and book. Inspired by his travels and a love for the spontaneous Chris has been concentrating on creative, innovative documentaries for screen and tube. Most recently shooting Genie Award winning director Brenda Longfellow's latest film Tina in Mexico. He has also been doing work with War Child Canada, which has taken him most recently to Sri Lanka and Iraq.
In the realm of Television, Chris has shot two documentary series: Zoo Diaries (season 2/2001) for the Life Network, Mass Appeal (2000) for Bravo! as well as a CBC Life and Times on Elizabeth Manley (2001).