ABOUT

Tristan Ferland Milewski is an award-winning director, writer and documentary filmmaker.

His worldwide success 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 and was released in cinemas in Europe and the USA. The film has screened at more than 40 international festivals worldwide and is internationally available on NETFLIX.

His documentary series „MAKE LOVE“ (Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion) for public broadcasters ZDF/MDR/SWR starring sexologist and best-selling author Ann-Marlene Henning, was nominated for the German TV Award and the Grimme Online Award . It ran for five seasons and was made available on NETFLIX.

Tristan Ferland Milewski’s work has received critical acclaim in international publications including The New York Times, Hollywood Reporter, Village Voice, Variety, Vice, I-D, Huffington Post, Movie Pilot, ZDF Heute, Spiegel, FAZ, Tagesspiegel, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and others.

From 1998 to 2007 Tristan Ferland Milewski was Senior Producer and Head of Factual Department at MTV Networks Europe. He directed numerous documentaries, documentary series, as well as cinematic portraits on leading pop artists like Madonna, Britney Spears, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Eminem, Marilyn Manson, Rihanna, and others. Building up the Factual Department, he developed and was Head of all inhouse produced documentary broadcast formats of MTV Networks Germany/VIVA.

Moreover, he holds lectures regularly in the departments of documentary film, story development, and dramaturgy.

Tristan Ferland Milewski lives with his husband, their dog, and their two cats in Berlin (Germany).


Tristan Ferland Milewski at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017 (with Martha D’Arthur)