Tristan Strange About Photo


Tristan started shooting film age 14 in New Zealand. His first job in film was working for George Lucas's Lucasfilm aged 20. Straight after, he studied film at the country's top film school, where he focused on writing and directing under top lecturers and speakers including Sir Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, King, Kong, The Hobbits). It was here that he honed his artistic sensibilities.

On leaving film school, Tristan directed short films, music videos and test commercials. Having fine-tuned his skills with clips and experimentals, at 25 he was selected to direct for high profile production company Kino Montage. Tristan soon became one of the country's most sought after directors, crafting TVCs for such clients as Coca-Cola and Sony.

After two years as New Zealand's youngest director, Tristan was headhunted to Australia. With Sydney as his base, he went on to direct TVCs in Singapore, Miami and London.

Cut to a decade later and Tristan has directed award-winning TVCs in many of the 12 countries he has shot in. He has been privileged to have shot with heads of departments who have worked with Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Blade Runner), Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon), Stanley Kubrick (2001, Clockwork Orange) and David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven).

Tristan's distinctive style in automotive, sport, special effects, dialogue, humor and storytelling, has flown him around the world many times. He is now based in Asia, where his visually powerful filmmaking skills have found him constantly in demand. Please email for further information.

Past Clients

Tristan has directed work for various clients including Nokia, Honda, Coca-Cola, Mini, Maxfli, Yamaha, Rexona, Clear, Formula, Pizza Hut, Suzuki, Mc Donalds, Mazda, BMW, Sony & Ford.