|Born||Timothy Joseph Morton|
May 5, 1984
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, actor, producer Editor|
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.
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking. Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Film||actor, editor, creator|
|2016||Men Go To Battle||Feature Film||actor|
|2014||As It Is in Heaven||Feature Film||actor, composer|
|2013||Pleased to Meet Me||Feature Film||actor|
|2012||Pilgrim Song||Feature Film||actor|
|2012||2nd Serve||Feature Film||actor|
|2010||Holy Land||Feature Film Documentary||himself, editor, director|
|2010||Passenger Pigeons||Feature Film||actor|
|2009||Family Tree||Short Film||actor, writer, creator|
|2008||Ginger Sand||Short Film||actor, writer, creator|
|2007||Team Picture||Feature Film||actor, cinematographer|
|2005||Dollars & Signs||Feature Film||actor|
|2005||Away (A)Wake||Feature Film||actor|
David Wark Griffith was an American director, writer, and producer who pioneered modern cinematic techniques. He is remembered for The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916). The Birth of a Nation made use of advanced camera and narrative techniques, and its popularity set the stage for the dominance of the feature-length film in the United States. The film has sparked significant controversy surrounding racism in the United States, focusing on its negative depiction of black people and the glorification of the Ku Klux Klan. Today, it is both acclaimed for its radical technique and condemned for its inherently racist philosophy. The film was subject to boycotts by the NAACP; screenings caused riots at several theaters and it was censored in many cities, including New York City. Intolerance was an answer to his critics.
Steven Andrew Soderbergh is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the independent cinema movement and among the most acclaimed and prolific filmmakers of his generation.
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The year 1914 in film involved some significant events, including the debut of Cecil B. DeMille as a director.
The Player is a 1992 American satirical black comedy film directed by Robert Altman and written by Michael Tolkin, based on his own 1988 novel of the same name. The film stars Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Brion James, Cynthia Stevenson and is the story of a Hollywood film studio executive who murders an aspiring screenwriter he believes is sending him death threats.
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Men Go To Battle is a 2015 American dark comedy/drama film directed by Zachary Treitz and written by Treitz and Kate Lyn Sheil. It stars Tim Morton, David Maloney, Rachel Korine, Sheil, and Steve Coulter. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17, 2015.
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