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. It was at this time that he received a 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 real 35mm motion picture camera in action while acting in what was later voted "New Zealands worst commercial" of 1993. Bad commercial or not - from this point on he was destined to become a cinematographer.
At the age of 16 Callan left home and began his quest to make it in the film industry by working his way up in the camera department. After 7 years as a 2nd AC on scores of TVC’s and films including a near 3 year stint on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Callan decided to move to the Sydney and start shooting professionally.
Now based in Australia, Callan has been a prolific award-winning Director of Photography for his commercials, music videos and drama.
Various clients have included: Sony Bravia, Denone Avtivia, Cadillac, HSV, NZ Air force, St George Bank, Olay, Tooheys, Everlast, Toyota and Pepsi.
Most recently he has shot music videos for George Michael, James Blunt and One Direction.
Callan has won Gold for the past 9 consecutive years at the New South Wales State ACS Awards, along with 3 Runner Up National ACS Awards and 4 of the highly coveted National ACS Golden Tripods (Music Videos in 2006 and 2012, and Commercials in 2010 and 2011).
In late 2013 Callan was accredited by the Australian Cinematographers Society, which allows him to use the letters ACS after his name.