Norwegian Underwater Cinematographer Kjetil C. Astrup

Norwegian underwater cinematographer Kjetil C Astrup tells host Brett Stanley about how he first found his path in underwater camera operating, and how he found himself on the set of the latest James Bond film – No Time To Die.

Kjetil talks about learning to dive in the Red Sea, and then taking those skills back to the freezing waters of his native Norway. He outlines some of the projects hes worked on, from small personal work and music videos, to feature films and television.

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About Kjetil C. Astrup

Kjetil started working at the camera department in 2015 as rental manager. With his multi skill set he’s also responsible for all underwater productions. He is everything you would want in an underwater operator, bringing superior knowledge of underwater housings, excellent diving skills, and creativity to the table, all of which is paramount when trying to get the desired shots for a production.

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Feature films

  • Bond 25
  • Thelma
  • The Snowman
  • Skam
  • The Bird Catcher
  • Cave
  • Beforeigners
  • Seizure
  • Suicide Tourist
  • Lake of the Dead


  • Turkish Airlines
  • BMW
  • Telia
  • Krogh Optikk

Music videos

  • Donkeyboy – Kaleidoskope
  • Susanne Sundfør – Accelerate
  • Fanny Andersen – Kids
  • Linni – Eiar
  • Paperboys – Dance X Poltergeist
  • Mørland – No Firewall

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