Tim Morton

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Tim Morton
BornTimothy Joseph Morton
(1984-05-05) May 5, 1984 (age 34)
Louisville, Kentucky
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, actor, producer Editor
Years active 2005present
Website www.timothymortonetc.com

Tim Morton (born May 5, 1984) is an American independent director, producer, writer, and actor.

An independent film, independent movie, indie film or indie movie, is a feature film or short film that is produced outside the major film studio system, in addition to being produced and distributed by independent entertainment companies. Independent films are sometimes distinguishable by their content and style and the way in which the filmmakers' personal artistic vision is realized. Usually, but not always, independent films are made with considerably lower budgets than major studio films.

Film director occupation of a person who directs a film

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A film producer is a person who oversees film production. Either employed by a production company or working independently, producers plan and coordinate various aspects of film production, such as selecting the script; coordinating writing, directing, and editing; and arranging financing.


Life and career

Morton was born on May 5, 1984 in Louisville, Kentucky and raised until he moved to Memphis, Tennessee for college where he met collaborators such as Morgan Jon Fox and Kentucker Audley. He appeared in their movies Away (A)Wake in 2005 and Team Picture in 2007. He also starred in the short Family Tree with Greta Gerwig and Lena Dunham. When he came back to Louisville, he founded the studio Jimothy with Jimmy Kustes. He put out his directorial debut Scattered Junk in 2011, which featured David Maloney and Greg Cushing. After a brief appearance in Passenger Pigeons , the debut feature film of Martha Stephens, she decided to write his first lead role for Pilgrim Song which shot in his home state of Kentucky and opened at the 2012 South By Southwest Film Festival. This would be the beginning of many of the movies he shot in Kentucky including Pleased to Meet Me and As It Is in Heaven . Zachary Treitz and Kate Lyn Sheil then wrote Men Go To Battle with him and David Maloney playing brothers during the Civil War. It won Best New Director at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. His next film is the 6-years-in-the-making New Cops starring himself, David Maloney, and Jimmy Kustes. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Louisville, Kentucky City in Kentucky

Louisville is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 29th most-populous city in the United States. It is one of two cities in Kentucky designated as first-class, the other being Lexington, the state's second-largest city. Louisville is the historical seat and, since 2003, the nominal seat of Jefferson County, located in the state's north and on the border with Indiana.

Memphis, Tennessee City in Tennessee, United States

Memphis is a city located along the Mississippi River in southwestern Shelby County, Tennessee, United States. The 2017 city population was 652,236, making Memphis the 25th largest city in the United States. Greater Memphis is the 42nd largest metropolitan area in the United States, with a population of 1,348,260 in 2017. The city is the anchor of West Tennessee and the greater Mid-South region, which includes portions of neighboring Arkansas and Mississippi. Memphis is the seat of Shelby County, the most populous county in Tennessee. As one of the most historic and cultural cities of the southern United States, the city features a wide variety of landscapes and distinct neighborhoods.

<i>Team Picture</i> 2007 film

Team Picture is a 2007 mumblecore drama film written and directed by filmmaker Kentucker Audley. The film is a character study of a young man and his relationship with an ambitious girlfriend, his dealings with the familial and societal pressures to go to college, and his considerations of a future as a musician.


2016 New Cops Feature Filmactor, editor, creator
2016 Men Go To Battle Feature Filmactor
2014 As It Is in Heaven Feature Filmactor, composer
2013 Pleased to Meet Me Feature Filmactor
2012 Pilgrim Song Feature Filmactor
2012 2nd Serve Feature Filmactor
2010 Holy Land Feature Film Documentaryhimself, editor, director
2010 Passenger Pigeons Feature Filmactor
2009 Family Tree Short Filmactor, writer, creator
2008 Ginger Sand Short Filmactor, writer, creator
2007 Team Picture Feature Filmactor, cinematographer
2005 Dollars & Signs Feature Filmactor
2005 Away (A)Wake Feature Filmactor

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