The cinematographer’s credits include the features Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Minari and the Netflix series Stranger Things.
Born in South Australia, new ASC member Lachlan Milne grew up on film sets, as his father was a director and his mother was an editor. What stood out to him the most, he says, was “just how wonderful, mad, kind, accepting and skilled filmmakers are.”
After photographing the independent features The Boyfriend Game and Down Under, Milne shot writer-director Taika Waititi’s critically acclaimed feature Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is the highest-grossing domestic New Zealand film.
His other feature credits include Little Monsters, Love and Monsters and Minari. Written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung, Minari premiered at Sundance, where it won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. It was also nominated for six Academy Awards and six BAFTAs.
In 2018, Milne shot four episodes of Season 3 of Stranger Things, sharing cinematography duties with Tim Ives, ASC. He served as lead cinematographer on Season 4 of the popular series, which is set to premiere in 2022.
The cinematographer again teamed up with Waititi on the feature Next Goal Wins, which will release in 2022. His other forthcoming credits include the feature The Inspection, written and directed by Elegance Bratton.
Milne is also a member of the Australian Cinematographers Society and New Zealand Cinematographers Society.