Tristan was born in Switzerland in 1975. He moved to Quebec in 1984 with his family. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies, Tristan decided to study the art of acting to become a better director. In 2000, freshly out of the Montreal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Tristan landed a leading role in one of Quebec's most popular television series, TRIBU.COM. In 2005, he was accepted as one of twenty-nine directors to attend the American Film Institute Conservatory in Hollywood. Tristan directed many TV Movies, short films, music videos and commercials ads.