German cinematographer Frank Griebe is a close associate of filmmaker Tom Tykwer, with whom he collaborated on the huge international hit "Run Lola Run. " Griebe worked as a lab technician for several years before entering film school in Berlin. He was a clapper loader and met Tykwer while they were both working as projectionists. Together they made the short films "Because" in 1990 and "Epilogue" in 1992. Their first feature was the dark fantasy " Die tödliche Maria" in 1993, a film that earned acclaim at festivals and awards for both director and cinematographer. Griebe then worked on TV with several other directors before reuniting with Tykwer on "Winter Sleepers." It won several German Film Awards, but its critical reception was exceeded by 1998's "Run Lola Run," an innovative thriller that owed much to Griebe's kinetic camera work. He worked with Sebastian Schipper on his feature "Gigantics," then with Tykwer again on "Heaven," based on a script written by the late Polish cinéaste Krzysztof Kieslowski. The film starred Cate Blanchett and Giovanni Ribisi and swept the German Film Awards (including a nomination for Griebe). The pair reunited for a segment in the omnibus film "Paris, Je T'Aime" and the thriller "Perfume" (both 2006), and Griebe also worked on several documentaries. In 2009 they collaborated on the much larger budget studio film "The International," starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts.