Thorsten is a NYC based Cinematographer and Director making Documentary Feature Films and Commercials.
Thorsten’s current work premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival with the film "Robin Williams - Come inside my Mind" directed by Emmy Primetime winning Marina Zenovich, Produced by Alex Gibney. Thorsten's work also recently started streaming on Netflix as part of the multi part series "Dirty Money" - directed by Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker Jesse Moss. Thorsten's recent work screened also at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival with the documentary feature "China Hustle", directed by Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker Jed Rothstein as well as at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. "Rancher Farmer Fisherman" a documentary feature directed by Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker Susan Froemke and "Water & Power" a documentary feature directed by Emmy Primetime Winner Marina Zenovich.
Thorsten is currently working with Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker Liz Garbus on a multi part documentary series on the New York Times - "The forth Estate" - premiering at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Thorsten is also currently working with Academy Award winning Filmmaker Alex Gibney on a multi part Series for Showtime and with Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker Amy Berg on a Criminal Investigateive HBO series and a Feature Documentary on the Women's movement in America. Thor is currently also working on a new six part Netflix Series with Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker Jesse Moss.
Thor also recently finished principal photography of a Narrative Feature starring Jeffry Wright, directed by Emmy Winning Madeline Sackler called O.G. premiering at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.
Thorsten was born and raised in southern Germany. He started a job on set at age sixteen and studied the craft of both, editing and cinematography, learning from some of the most accomplished documentary film makers in the country.
Thorsten has lived, worked, and traveled extensively in both, the largest cities to the most desolate regions of the world. Working on documentaries for theatrical release and primetime television Thorsten is passionate in making films that illuminate the human condition and bring about social change.
Thorsten spent many years in Northern Africa and the Middle East working on documentaries about the political changes of the region and the dynamic social challenges, including a year long stay in Iraq during the war in 2003. Over a period of more than a decade Thorsten was based in Cairo, Tunis, Washington, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro.
Thor is a founding member of the NYC Kamera Kollektiv, a boutique agency for documentary cinematographers.
Thorsten is fluent in English, German, Spanish and Portuguese.