Markus Nestroy was born 1979 in Graz, Austria.
Before focusing on cinematography at the renowned Filmakademie Ludwigsburg, he studied psychology, contemporary dance and photography in Graz and also acting at Linzer Bruckner-Konservatorium.

In 2012 Markus shot his first feature film ZAHLTAG - NICHT MIT UNS (aka ROBIN HOOD) (dir: Martin Schreier) which premiered as festival´s opener at the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2013. He rejoined with the director in 2015 to shoot UNSERE ZEIT IST JETZT - a RomCom about Germanys rapper CRO.
In 2016 children´s franchise feature Film CONNI & CO 2, as well as the action-comedy HOT DOG featuring Actor/Director Til Schweiger and Matthias Schweig-höfer followed. Same year his camera work for the internationally released documentary ABOVE AND BELOW (dir: Nicolas Steiner) was awarded the German Film Award for „Best Cinematography“ as well as other prizes for the film.
In 2017 Markus teamed up with Bora Dagtekin for the final chapter of Germanys most famous comedy success FACK JU GÖHTE 3.

In March 2020 the series FREUD, directed by Marvin Kren, premiered on ORF and Netflix.

Markus is shooting feature films, commercials, music videos and documentaries. He lives in Berlin.

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