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

From narrative features to documentaries to commercials, Christian blends inspired lighting with thoughtful framing and movement to create dynamic images. Depth, tone, and texture are three key elements that infuse his visual story telling. A natural collaborator, Christian works closely with his director to achieve a unique vision for every project. He embraces creative challenges and is always open to new perspectives.

His recent feature film 'Pyewacket' (dir. Adam MacDonald) had it's world premiere at TIFF 2017 and is being well received by critics. Canadian Cinematographer detailed Christian's experience shooting the film in the magazine's October 2017 edition. Christian also collaborated with MacDonald on his nature thriller 'Backcountry', which premiered at TIFF in 2014.

Other projects include indie thriller 'Nowhere' (dir. Thomas Michael), CBC factual series 'Back in Time for Dinner' (dir. Nathalie Bibeau), CBC documentary 'Road to Mercy' (dir. Nadine Pequeneza) and Bravofact short film 'AFK_' (dir. Tyler Hynes). 

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