Tristan Ferland Milewski is a director, writer and producer of documentary films, documentaries, documentary broadcast formats, commercials and music videos since 1993.
From 1998 to 2007 he portrayed most contemporary class A musicians of that time, like Madonna, Britney Spears, P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Eminem, Marilyn Manson and others. He worked as a director, senior producer and Head of Factual Department at MTV Networks Europe and was responsible for documentary broadcast formats like „MTV Access All Areas“, „MTV Diary“, „Fett MTV“, „MTV Fanatic“, „MTV Masters“, „MTV Rock am Ring“ a.o.. Building up the Factual Department, he was responsible for all self-produced documentary broadcast formats of VIVA/MTV Networks.
In 2008, Tristan Ferland Milewski founded his own production company Übervater Filmproduktion. Moreover, he loves to share his knowledge in the departments of story development, dramaturgy, and documentary work regularly as a lecturer.
The documentary series „MAKE LOVE“ for public broadcasters ZDF/MDR/SWR, which he developed (with Christian Beetz), wrote and directed, was nominated for the German TV Award 2017 and the Grimme Online Award 2014. The series is now running in the 5th season.
His critically acclaimed feature-length documentary film „DREAM BOAT“ (produced by Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion, in coproduction with ZDF, in association with ARTE, supported by FFA – German Federal Filmboard, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, DFFF – German Federal Film Fund and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM)) had it’s world premiere at 67. Berlinale Internationale Filmfestspiele, Section Panorama.
It received a lot of international press recognition (New York Times, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Village Voice, Vice, I-D, Huffington Post, Movie Pilot, Spiegel, ZDF Heute, Süddeutsche Zeitung and others).
„DREAM BOAT“ was released in cinemas in Germany, France, USA and Canada in summer/autumn 2017 and is internationally available on Netflix since Decmeber 2017.
Tristan Ferland Milewski lives with his husband, his two dogs and cats as well as with his llamas and alpacas in the Berlin region.