Callan Green ACS NZCS – Bio – March 2021
Raised in Upper Hutt, New Zealand in the early 1980's – Callan Green was first introduced to the art of photography at the age of 6, after he received a little secondhand stills camera from his mum for being a good boy.
Hundreds of rolls of film later, when Callan was in his early teens, he witnessed a proper 35mm motion picture camera in action while acting in what was later voted "New Zealand’s worst commercial" of 1993. Bad commercial or not - from this point on he was destined to become a cinematographer. By age 17 Callan had left home and set forth on his quest to make it in the film industry.
After 7 years working as a 2nd AC on scores of TVC’s and films, including a near 3 year stint on the main unit of The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Callan was accepted into the AFTRS in Sydney where he gained his MA in Cinematography.
Callan is now a prolific award-winning Director of Photography with over 20 years of experience in the camera department, specialising in automotive commercials, music promos and 2nd unit cinematography.
Commercial clients have included: AUDI, Sony Bravia, Cadillac, Tag Heuer, Red Bull, Everlast, Toyota, Johnson and Johnson, Nissan, Mazda, Pepsi, Chevrolet, Bridgestone Tyres, Schweppes, Fiat, Jaguar - Land Rover, Bentley, Mercedes, Prada, Citroen DS, Aston Martin and McLaren.
Callan has shot music videos for George Michael, James Blunt, One Direction, Pale Waves, The Script, Just Banco, Gabriella Aplin, Lewis Capaldi, Ellie Goulding, JC Stewart and Sam Smith.
In 2017 Callan DoP’d the splinter unit on Disney’s “Christopher Robbin” for director Marc Forster. In 2019 Callan was asked to DoP the Uk 2nd Unit for Universal Studios’ 9th instalment of “The Fast & Furious”. Recently Callan took home the top awards for commercials and music video at the NZCS cinematography awards in 2016, and again in 2019.
In late 2013 Callan was accredited by the Australian Cinematographers Society, which allows him to use the letters ACS after his name. The same goes for the NZCS who accredited Callan in October 2017.
Callan now lives in London and is represented by the World Wide Production Agency (WPA) In the Uk and USA and by The Melting Pot agency in France. Australia & New Zealand Bookings Via AUSCREW.