Born in Beirut, the Lebanese-German Christopher Aoun started his career studying cinematography at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) before pursuing his studies at the University of Television and Film (HFF) Munich.
After starting his ever-growing career, he was recognized many times for his work. He won the German Cinematography Award in 2019 and was among the 10 Cinematographers to Watch by Variety.
Christopher Aoun has also worked on dozens of commercials and music videos for renowned artists around the world, namely for the American singer Selena Gomez, the French-English singer Lou Doillon, and the British singer Rina Sawayama.
The series is about the famous Elizabeth Bayern (1854-1898) who became the unexpected empress of Austria, entering a world of tensions and intrigue at the Viennese court, and will come to make an impact with her own rebellious and empathic character.
The series comes seven decades after the famous film adaptation of Elizabeth’s life, the Sissi trilogy, starred by Romy Schneider.
The Empress has just started streaming on Netflix on September 29th and is a few steps from becoming a hit.