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BIO

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IAN MACMILLAN
CINEMATOGRAPHER
CSC Associate
Member IATSE 667

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The work of cinematographer Ian Macmillan has been seen internationally at festivals such as TIFF, BFI, Vienna, Raindance, Tribecca and Cannes. He has photographed dozens of music videos and several award-winning commercials. 

 His portfolio includes countless short films and five feature films. His latest feature, FILTH CITY, is an action comedy produced by STUDIO+ and LaRue Entertainment. Other credits include the CBC comedy webseries The Plateaus, and digital series for Fox, Global & Showcase.

 Macmillan also has an extensive documentary and lifestyle television resume including series for VICELAND, Discovery, HGTV, SuperChannel, FOOD Network, YTV, & BRAVO. The OLN documentary series Illusions of Grandeur garnered him a 2015 CSC Award nomination. 


CV

 

FEATURES

  • ACQUAINTED                          dir. Natty Zavitz                 prod. Acquainted Productions Inc.
  • FILTH CITY                                dir. Andy King                    prod. SuperChannel/LaRue Entertainment
  • THE SCAREHOUSE                  dir. Gavin Michael Booth  prod. D Films/NBC Universal
  • CAFÉ CAFÉ                               dir. Pat Downing                prod. Eric Amber 
  • I HEART DOOMSDAY               dir. Pat Downing                prod. R2 Films
  • STITCHES                                  dir. Steve Ashworth          prod. Joe Media Group
  • PATCH TOWN (2nd Unit DP)    dir. Craig Goodwill           prod. Mark Montefiore/ David Sparkes
  • SWEARNET (2nd Unit DP)        dir. Bill Marks                    prod. Bill Marks/E-One

TELEVISION                                               

  • PAYDAY                                        dir. Various                    prod. Vice.com/VICELAND
  • THE PLATEAUS                            dir. Chris Agoston          prod. CBC/The Plateaus Productions Inc.
  • ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR        dir. Andy King                prod. OLN/Peacock Alley Entertainment
  • COLD WATER COWBOYS           dir. Peter Gombos         prod. Discovery Channel/Paperny Entertainment
  • CRITICAL LISTING                        dir. Meagan McAteer    prod. HGTV/Primevista Television
  • WAY OFF BROADWAY                 dir. Joel Goldberg         prod. BRAVO/Apartment 11 Productions
  • BITCHIN KITCHEN                        dir. Joshua Dorsey       prod. Cooking Network USA/FOOD Network
  • THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES`   dir. Mark Mullane          prod. CBC/Hour Productions IX
  • FINDING STUFF OUT                   dir. Jean Louis Coté     prod. TVO/Apartment 11 Prod.
  • WITHIN SIGHT OF SHORE           dir. Ian Macmillan         prod. CBC/7North Productions

WEBSERIES

  • HOUDINI & DOYLE: WEBISODES         dir. Lorraine Clark             prod. Shaftesbury/SmokeBomb
  • KING: CASE FILES                                   dir. Dominic Desjardins   prod. SHOWCASE/Secret Location
  • REMEDY: WEBISODES                            dir. Dawn Wilkinson         prod. GLOBAL/Remedy Season Two Inc.
  • THE BITTER END: WEBSERIES               dir. Etan Muskat              prod. THE BITTER END
  • POOPSIE DRIES OUT: WEBSERIES        dir. Cabot McNenly         prod. Steve McKay

SHORTS                 

  • JEREMY & MARGOT MAKE A BABY    dir. Dan Beirne                               prod. Mark Waters
  • YOUR MOTHER AND I                           dir. Anna McGuire                          prod. Kat Hidalgo
  • BENJAMIN                                               dir. Sherren Lee                             prod. CFC/Mark Tetrault, Courtney Bainbridge, Will Woods
  • BETWEEN TIME                                      dir. Zoja Smutny/Guntar Kravis    prod. Amygdala Pictures/BravoFACT     
  • LA DAME AU MANTEAU ROUGE          dir. Olivier Labonté LeMoyne       prod. Ouat Media/NFB
  • THE HOUSEKEEPER                               dir. Sherren Lee                             prod. CFC/Mark Tetrault
  • VERSES                                                    dir. Sherren Lee                             prod. CFC/Josh Ary
  • WITHHELD                                               dir. Johnathan Sousa                     prod. Baxter Merry
  • BENT                                                        dir. Amy Jo Johnson                      prod. Amy Jo Johnson
  • TO HELL WITH LOVE                              dir. Gavin Michael Booth               prod. Mimetic Films
  • I AM NOT A WEIRD PERSON                  dir. Molly McGlynn                        prod. 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

MUSIC VIDEO

  • Artists (selected):
    • 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

 

 


Awards

 

PERSONAL

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 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 FLM 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