TRISTAN OLIVER (Director of Photography) began working with Aardman as a lighting cameraman on Peter Lord’s Academy Award®-nominated short films “War Story” and “Adam.” His credits as a director of photography include the Oscar®-nominated “Big Story” and Steve Box’s BAFTA Award-winning short “Stage Fright.” He also served as a co-director of photography Nick Park’s Oscar®-winning Wallace & Gromit films “The Wrong Trousers” and “A Close Shave,” and, more recently, on Aardman’s first feature film, “Chicken Run.”
Oliver first made his name as a cinematographer lensing more than 170 television commercials in his native England. He won a Kodak craft award for the “Heat Electric – Parrots” commercial, which won an award as the best commercial of the year. He also worked on a number of award-winning short films and television dramas, in addition to shooting several successful stills campaigns.
Oliver graduated from college before enrolling in film school, where he won the Fuji and BP Kodak Cinematography awards for his student film “Casino.” He later attended film school in Moscow as part of the Kodak award.