Pål Bugge Haagenrud was the conceptual cinematographer on multiple award winning, critically acclaimed Norwegian tv-drama series. «DAG» has sold to over 15 countries and there are ongoing negotiations for a remake in England, US and Eastern Europe. Haagenrud was the conceptual cinematographer on the crime series «The Third Eye» for Shine owned Rubicon. It premiered on Norwegian TV2 in february 2014. He has reunited with «DAG» Director Øystein Karlsen and Producer Anders Tangen on «Lilyhammer» Season 3, starring Steven Van Zandt. They are currently in production for a fall 2014 release on NRK, and on Netflix at a later date.
Haagenrud's career spans over nearly three decades, starting out as a camera assistant in the mid-eighties. In the early nineties he enlisted as first assistant camera for the legendary cinematographer Sven Nykvist, and ASC on the Liv Ullmann directed movie «Kristin Lavransdaughterer».
After moving up the ranks to cinematographer in Norway, Haagenrud moved to Los Angeles in the late nineties. He worked as a Local 600 Camera Operator enlisted through the help of Nykvist collaborator, camera operator Lucas Bielan.
Haagenrud has his cinematography education through studies at The American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He won an Sports Emmy for the 1994 Official Olympic film from Lillehammer and also shot the award winning 8 episode documentary series «The Seven Deadly Sins» starring Kristopher Schau.
For the past decade Haagenrud has lived in Oslo with his family and still has a burning passion for shooting feature films and tv-drama series.
Haagenrud is one of the founders and co-owners of Moviebird Norway - the leading Moviebird Technocrane and Flight Head gyrostabilized remote head rental company in Scandinavia.