Massimiliano Trevis, Italian Cinematographer was born in Palermo, Sicily, where his father was an actor and owner of a TV Network. Having be raised "on set", he too a particular interest in the camera and it's equipment. The set was his playground and the camera and it's equipment, his toys.
By the age of 13, Massimilano had his first job as a camera operator. At age 24, he moved to Rome to further his career and within 2 years, started working as a Director of Photography.
Over the years Massimiliano has drawn inspiration from such Cinematography legends as Vittorio Storaro, Gordon Willis, Robert Richardson, Giuseppe Rotunno, and Tonino Delli Colli.
With his keen ability to interpret the Director's visions through light, Massimiliano doesn't just light the set and actors, but creates "moods" that follow the story lines. Known for his 3 dimensional style of lighting, Massimiliano's method of starting with the background and moving to the foreground with the lighting creates the feeling as if the viewer was watching the scene with their natural eye. Massimilano never approaches his projects using the same style of lighting, but understands that each story is different and therefore should have it's own unique lighting to complement and complete the story.
In December 2005, Massimiliano moved to Los Angeles, California with his family to further his career.