Callan Green ACS NZCS – Bio – August 2021
Born and raised in New Zealand during the early 1980's – Callan Green was first introduced to the art of photography at the age of 6, after he received a little second hand 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 a prolific award-winning Director of Photography with over 23 years of experience in the camera department, specialising in feature films, automotive commercials, 2nd Unit and music promos.
Recently Callan shot his first Main Unit feature film “The Enforcer” for Millennium Media ($15M USD) - starring Antonio Bandares, Kate Bosworth, Mojean Aria and 2 Chainz. Directed by Richard Hughes.
In 2019 Callan DP’d the UK based 2nd Unit for Universal Studios’ 9th instalment of “The Fast & Furious”. 2nd Unit Director JJ Perry. Main Unit Dp Steve Windon. Main Unit Director Justin Lin
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 late 2013 Callan was accredited by the Australian Cinematographers Society, which then allowed 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.