German born Cinematographer Markus Ilschner started his camera career early in his childhood.

Capturing family events, school trips and shooting self written short films he soon found himself diving into the magic world of cinema. 


After successfully graduating from school he started an apprenticeship at the famous film studios Bavaria Film GmbH in Munich, where he gained experience in lighting, shooting and editing. This training ground allowed Markus to get his first break into the industry as a grip assistant on the famous german TV series "The old fox".

Since 2009 he is working as a freelancer in the camera department, climbing up the ladder from camera trainee over 2nd AC to  1. AC and Camera Operator. He was part of more than 25 national and international projects, from TV Series, TV Dramas and Features to Commercials.

In 2015 Markus made the transition to Cinematographer and ever since built himself a reputation as a crafty, quick, problem solving, economic and meticulous Teamworker with increasing numbers of short films, music videos, features and commercials.

Markus was also responsible for B-Camera operating and 2nd Unit work on such shows like "The Crown", "Hand of Creator", "Redcon-1" and many others.

He is available for work worldwide.