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

Inspired by story and emotion, Christian blends his 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. As a keen collaborator, Christian works closely with his director to achieve a unique voice and vision for every project. He is always open to exploring new perspectives and embraces the many 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 feature film '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, CBC Nature of Things documentary ‘Walrus’ (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).