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The cinematography ranges from epic to intimate...
— Eclipse Magazine review of Backcountry

Inspired by story and emotion, Christian blends refined lighting with thoughtful framing and movement to breathe life into his images. Depth, tone, and texture are three key elements that infuse his approach to achieving dynamic images. Working from his director’s vision, Christian offers a unique voice for every project by exploring new perspectives while embracing creative challenges along the way.

His feature film 'Pyewacket' (dir. Adam MacDonald) had it's world premiere at TIFF 2017 and continues to be well received by audiences and critics alike. Canadian Cinematographer detailed Christian's experience shooting the film in the magazine's October 2017 edition. MacDonald and Bielz’s first collaboration- 'Backcountry' premiered at TIFF in 2014 and streams on Netflix.

Other projects include indie thriller 'Nowhere' (dir. Thomas Michael), which won Best Feature Film at the Oakville Film Festival 2019, a CBC Nature of Things documentary (currently in production - dir. Nathalie Bibeau), CBC factual series 'Back in Time for Winter' (dir. Michael Margolis), and Bravofact short film 'AFK' (dir. Tyler Hynes). 

Christian's accolades include Best Feature Film (OFFA 2019), Best Canadian Feature Film (TADFF 2013), Best Music Video (Latin Grammy 2013), 1st Place Commercial (MOFILM 2012 & 2013), and Best Canadian Feature Documentary (Hot Docs 2009).