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IAN MACMILLAN
CINEMATOGRAPHER
CSC Associate
 

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BIO

The images photographed by cinematographer Ian Macmillan have screened around the world. An Associate member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, his portfolio spans commercial, music videos, short films as well as seven feature films.

His latest feature, She Never Died, is an action thriller produced by V71 Entertainment. Other credits include the digtal series’ The PlateausGhost BFFClarevoyantUpstairs AmyThe Bitter End and award-winning action comedy Filth City for which he was nominated for a 2018 CSC Award.

His long list of music videos includes artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Majid Jordan, Our Lady Peace, Swollen Members, The Weeknd, SonReal, Jessie Reyez, and many others. 

He has photographed several award-winning commercials for clients such as Nike, McDonalds, Coors Light, Paypal and Cineplex. 

Ian has also lensed several documentary programs for VICELAND, Discovery, HGTV, Super Channel, Food Network, YTV and BRAVO. The OLN series Illusions of Grandeur  garnered him a 2015 CSC award nomination.


CV

 

FEATURE

DIRECTOR PRODUCER
SHE NEVER DIED Audrey Cummings David Miller / V71 Entertainment
ACQUAINTED Natty Zavitz Acquainted Productions / A71 Entertainment
FILTH CITY Andy King SuperChannel/LaRue Entertainment
THE SCAREHOUSE Gavin Michael Booth d Films / NBC Universal
CAFÉ CAFÉ Pat Downing Eric Amber
I HEART DOOMSDAY Pat Downing R2 Films
STITCHES Steve Ashworth Joe Media Group

TELEVISION                                               

DIRECTOR PRODUCER
FUNNY HOW David Germyn VICELAND
PAYDAY Various VICELAND
VICE GUIDE TO FILM Lewis Cohen VICELAND
BEST OF VICE CANADA Various VICELAND
THE PLATEAUS Chris Agoston CBC / The Plateaus Productions
ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR Andy King OLN/Peacock Alley
COLD WATER COWBOYS Peter Gombos Discovery Channel/Paperny Entertainment
CRITICAL LISTING Meagan McAteer HGTV/Primevista Television
WAY OFF BROADWAY Joel Goldberg BRAVO/Apartmenmt 11 Productions
BITCHIN KITCHEN Joshua Dorsey Cooking Network USA/FOOD Network
THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES Mark Mullane CBC/Hour Productions Inc.
FINDING STUFF OUT Jean Louis Coté TVO/Apartment 11 Productions
WITHIN SIGHT OF SHORE Ian Macmillan CBC/7North Productions

DIGITAL SERIES

DIRECTOR PRODUCER
GHOST BFF Lindsay MacKay / Vanessa Matsui BabeNation Creations / WhoHaha
CLAIREVOYANT Simon Stock Shaftesbury / Smokebomb
UPSTAIRS AMY Michael Seater Shaftesbury / Smokebomb
EMERALD CODE Michael Seater Shaftesbury / Smokebomb
HOUDINI AND DOYLE: WEBISODES Lorraine Clark Shaftesbury / Smokebomb
KING: CASE FILES Dominic Desjardins SHOWCASE / Secret Location
REMEDY: WEBISODES Dawn Wilkinson GLOBAL / Remedy Season Two Inc.
THE BITTER END Etan Muskat THE BITTER END
POOPSIE DRIES OUT Cabot McNenly Steve McKay

SHORTS

DIRECTOR PRODUCER
BATHROOM RULES Charlie Hidalgo Meriyaki Moving Pictures
THE THINGS YOU THINK I'M THINKING Sherren Lee Meriyaki Moving Pictures
MINE IS YOURS Sam Coyle Meriyako Moving Pictures
SHE CAME KNOCKING John Ainslie tandem
PURL Ian Macmillan tandem
JEREMY AND MARGOT MAKE A BABY Dan Beirne Mark Waters
YOUR MOTHER AND I Anna McGuire Charlie Hidalgo
BENJAMIN Sherren Lee CFC / Mark Tetrault, Counrtney Bainbridge, Will Woods
BETWEEN TIME Zoja Smutny / Guntar Kravis Amygdalia Pictures / BravoFACT
LA DAME AU MANTEAU ROUGE Olivier Labonté LeMoyne Ouat Media / NFB
THE HOUSEKEEPER Sherren Lee CFC / Mark Tetrault
VERSES Sherren Lee CFC / Josh Ary
WITHHELD Johnathan Sousa Baxter Merry
BENT Amy Jo Johnson Amy Jo Johnson
TO HELL WITH LOVE Gavin Michael Booth Mimetic Films
I AM NOT A WEIRD PERSON Molly McGlynn Marni Van Dyk / Molly McGlynn

COMMERCIAL

  • Clients (selected):

    • Nike, Molson Canadian, Coors Light, Participaction, CIBC, Macdonald’s, Converse, Young Driver’s of Canada, Paypal, Cervelo, Cineplex, Skittles, Loto Quebec, Aquafresh, Sportchek, Molson Export, Cervelo Bicycles, Pink Tartan,  Logitech, Freedom Mobile, Kroger, Advil, Canadian Tire

MUSIC VIDEO

  • Artists (selected):

    • Wiz Khalifa, Classified, Mabel, Our Lady Peace, Derek Wise, The Weeknd, Majid Jordan, Pup, U.S.S, Jenn Grant, Buck 65, Jesse Reyez, Paper Lions, Son Real, Michelle Treacy, Karl Wolf, Swollen Members, Plants & Animals, The Philosopher Kings

SELECTED DIRECTORS

  • Aaron A, Peter Huang, Marc André Debruyne, Jeremy Shaulin-Rioux, Jose Laurenco, Matt Swanson, Matt Eastman, Olivier Labonté LeMoyne, Robert Deleskie, Thibaut Duverneix, Stephane Grasso, Adam Beck, David F. Mewa, Molly McGlynn, Linsay Mackay, Jacqueline Andrade, Angus, Geordie Stephens, Taso Alexander, Kat Webber, Peter Huang, Jessica Edwards

 

 


Awards

 

PERSONAL

2018 CSC AWARD - Nominee Cinematography - Filth City (Canadian Society of Cinematographers) 

2018 VANCOUVER WEB FEST AWARD WINNER Best Cinematography - Filth City

2015 PAYBACK AWARD - CFC/PLAYBACK Magazine

2015 CSC AWARD - Nominee Cinematography - Illusions of Grandeur (Canadian Society of Cinematographers)

2012 EAST COAST MUSIC AWARD - Best Music related Film/DVD - Within Sight of Shore

 

PROJECT

Tasha the Amazon - Picasso Leaning (Music Video) - 2017 Much Music Video Award - Best Hip Hop Video

Filth City - 2017 CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL AWARD - Best Comedy & Best Ensemble Cast

She Came Knocking - 2017 CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL AWARD - Best Short -(Executive Producer / DP)

Withheld - 2016 Whistler Film Festival - Best Short Film

The Scarehouse - Best Film - 2014 New York Horror Fest

Ecomobile: Our Impact, - 2009 DMA Gold (Craft), Boomerang Award

Journal of an Insomnia - 2013 Favorite Website Award, Tribeca Film Festival, Sheffield DOC/FEST, DOK Leipzig

Stitches - 2009 Rosie Award Nominee Best Feature

I Heart Doomsday - Best Film - 2010 Sydney Sci-Fi Film Festival, Best Comedy Feature - 2010 Atlanta Underground Film Festival, Most Kick-Ass Film,  Best Sci-Fi Film 2010 Seattle true independent film festival, Best Canadian Feature - 2010 Canada International Film Festival

The Bitter End - Best of the Web Screening - American Cinematheque, Hollywood CA.

St. Ange - MTL - Musique Plus Video of the Week

 

 


Press

 

MISC.

CANADIAN CINEMATOGRAPHER MAGAZINE - The Plateaus

KATIE CHATS @ CSC AWARDS - Illusions of Grandeur

2015 PAYBACK PLAYBACK AWARD

SHE CAME KNOCKING

"The film is so beautifully shot (compositions bordering on greatness)" - The Film Corner

JENN GRANT - SPADES

"The video’s cinematic treatment is simply stunning. Created by cinematographer Ian Macmillan." - CBC.ca Music 

THE SCAREHOUSE

"The scope framed digital cinematography is slick and stylish." - CG Magazine

"I feel that special credit should be given to the fantastic sets and the lighting throughout. The Scarehouse itself was brilliant — I wanted to buy a ticket! A lot of this undoubtedly came from the assured and artistic cinematography, so my compliments go to [...] cinematographer Ian Macmillan." - Hickey's House of Horrors

THE BITTER END

"The funniest Canadian sitcom of the year." - Montreal Gazette

"Comedy series of the year." - EYE Weekly

"Cutthroat comedy...laugh-out-loud proof that the evolution of television is far from over." - CBC's Q

WITHIN SIGHT OF SHORE

THE LOOKOUT - HMCS Esquimalt Tragedy at fore of concert

CBC RADIO - Interview Scott Macmillan & Ian Macmillan

VICTORIA NEWS - Composer visit Esquimalt to research wartime sinking