Director of photography Erik Messerschmidt thrives in a role that combines his love of art, craft and science. He’s just wrapped TNT's Raised by Wolves, a series from producer/director Ridley Scott. Previously, he lensed a second season of David Fincher’s thriller series Mindhunter for Netflix after also shooting its first season.
Additional credits include episodes of FX’s Legion and 2nd unit director of photography on Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the follow up to 2015’s breakout war-on-drugs thriller, Sicario. Prior to his work in television, Messerschmidt Gaffed for numerous renowned cinematographers including Claudio Miranda, Jeff Cronenweth, and Phedon Papamichael, among others.
Hailing from a background in the fine arts world, Messerschmidt began his career as an assistant to photographer Gregory Crewdson. Messerschmidt enjoys the collaborative aspect of the role and using his knowledge of filmmaking technology to take creative risks and push the boundaries of visual storytelling.