Kramer Morgenthau Director of Photography


Kramer Morgenthau, ASC is an award winning cinematographer, known for his expertise as a visual storyteller in both high end television and film. Six-time Emmy-nominated Morgenthau has shot multiple HBO projects including Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Too Big to Fail and Fahrenheit 451.  Most recently Morgenthau photographed MGM’s Respect. The Aretha Franklin story, Warner Brothers’ The Many Saints of Newark (a period 1960s Sopranos Prequel) and Netflix’s American Son. In the world of  feature films, Morgenthau is known for his ability to navigate both blockbusters and intimate dramas, connecting with audiences worldwide.  His skills are best embodied in fan-favorite films such as Creed II, Thor: The Dark World, Terminator Genisys, Chef and many more. Morgenthau’s early career began in New York as a documentary filmmaker. He shot Oscar®-winner Allan Miller’s Academy Award®-nominated film, “Small Wonders,” as well as Sundance Festival feature film, “Joe and Joe,” which began his years as a festival fixture, shooting seven more Sundance features and documentaries. His skills as a visual storyteller were initially inspired by his family and unique childhood in Cambridge, MA. His father, Henry, a producer of documentaries for the flagship PBS station, WGBH and his mother, Ruth, a Polish Jewish refugee of WWII Vienna, African politics professor, and trusted advisor to three American Presidents, introduced Kramer to the importance and influence of film on culture, politics and art through extensive travel and various documentary location shoots around the globe. Morgenthau is an active member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, The American Society of Cinematographers, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the International Cinematographers Guild. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their twin children.