Selected as one of Variety's 10 Stars behind the Cameras, the German born cinematographer who graduated from University of Television and Film in Munich, has quickly developed an impressive resume of visually unique and critical acclaimed feature films.
the Best Cinematography Award at the 2011 Sitges Film Festival in Spain, and a nomination for Best Cinematography Debut at the world-renowned Camerimage Festival in 2012.
Markus has since shot Mike Cahill‘s sci-fi drama, I ORIGINS, which was awarded at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival with the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize. He then followed with I REMEMBER which premiered at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival and won the 2016 German Camera Award for Best Cinematography. Markus collaborated with director Roland Emmerich on the landmark period drama STONEWALL, which premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, and the Sci-Fi blockbuster from 20th Century Fox INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE. After shooting the pilot for NBC's RISE, he shot the pilot for the sci-fi horror series NIGHTFLYERS, by GAME OF THRONES writer George R.R. Martin and the sci-fi drama BLISS directed by Mike Cahill. His recent feature film RED NOTICE was released on NETFLIX, the action-comedy directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber marked the streamers most watched movie of all time. He recently wrapped CONSTELLATION a sci-fi drama for Apple TV+ as well as the period film SEPTEMBER 5 produced by Sean Penn.
In 2019 Markus became the youngest active member of the American Society of Cinematographers.