BIO

Like great artists in every discipline, Michael Baumbruck understands the power of simplicity—hence, his gift for distilling even the grandest concepts into indelible images and charming human moments. The strength and purity of his films set his brand of lighthearted, relatable comedy apart in a genre all too easily watered-down or over-accessorized. Since 1992, Prague-based Michael Baumbruck has been satisfying audiences around the globe by serving stunningly beautiful footage and refreshingly simple humor on the same plate. As an established cameraman, he commands a deep and nuanced understanding of cinematography, which he frequently uses to light and shoot his own work. But while the imagery sizzles, his commitment to performance, storytelling, and character ensure there’s always a filling meal underneath the appetizing visuals. Over the years, Michael has cooked up acclaimed spots with a multitude of agencies, such as BBDO, Publicis, Saatchi & Saatchi, Havas and Leo Burnett, among others. His clientele covers a diverse, multinational range, including Kodak, Resolve, Skoda, Fernet, Kooperativa, and Era Bank. And both his reel and his reputation attract more intrigued patrons to his table daily.