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 little 35mm 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 the age of 16 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 in the main unit of The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy - Callan decided to move to Sydney and begin his professional shooting career.
Callan is now a prolific award-winning Director of Photography specialising in commercials and music promos as well as drama.
Various commercial clients have included: Dove Chocolate, Sky TV UK, Audi, One Direction Perfume, Sony Bravia, Cadillac, HSV, NZ Air force, St George Bank, Olay, Tooheys, Everlast, Toyota, Pepsi and Schweppes.
Most recently he has shot music videos for George Michael, James Blunt, Birds Of Tokyo, One Direction, Eves the Behaviour and The Script.
His short film "Grey Bull" directed by Eddy Bell won best Australian short at the 2014 Melbourne Intl. Film Festival and was nominated for best short film at the AACTAS 2015.
Callan has won Gold for the past 10 consecutive years at the New South Wales State ACS Awards, along with 3 Runner Up National ACS Awards as well as 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.