Tristan Milani, A.C.S., is an Australian-born cinematographer who currently resides and works in Los Angeles, CA. Throughout his career, he has garnered accolades for not only his work on feature films, but also his commercial cinematography. His highly regarded work on MTV Networks’ Welcome Snoop Campaign in 2008 won a number of awards, including a Cannes Silver Lion, a Cannes Gold Lion, two Silver Clio Awards, a Bronze Clio Award, a New York Festival Silver Award and Finalist placement, and an ASTRA Subscription Television Award for Best Short Form Program.
In 2013 Tristan completed his first US TV series, Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project for VH1, which aired in the summer of 2014. In January 2014 he also completed filming on his latest feature film, Paper Planes, a childrens’ film starring Sam Worthington. The film had its world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival, and screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014. Paper Planes was chosen to open the prestigious Generation K section of the Berlin International Film festival in 2015. The film has won many domestic and international awards including: the 2015 OZ Cinefest Award ($100,000 prize); Best Children’s Film award at the 32nd Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival and the Stuttgart Kinderfilmtage Festival; and the Charly and Mozes Awards at the 11th Tel Aviv International Children’s Film Festival. The film also won the 2015 Audience award at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California, USA.
In July 2015 Tristan wrapped on Series 1 of NHK Productions’ (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette) new series Love @ First Kiss, which will screen on the VH1 network in August 2016. Tristan also filmed a primetime special for ABC (USA), documenting the making of the hit Disney animated feature film Frozen.
Tristan has shot 10 feature films, an IMAX film (Solamax, dir, John Weiley), and over 40 short films. In 2001 he was awarded with his ACS accreditation—something he had desired throughout his professional career. He has been nominated for 7 Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards for Cinematography and won 11 Australian Cinematographers Society Awards (ACS), both state and national.