Tim Kirkby – compositor, post-production / VFX artist
In the spotlight this week is long time Blueberry favourite, Tim Kirkby.
Tim has been involved in animation and post-production for over 15 years. He is self-taught, having started out working on pop music promos for the likes of Gorillaz, REM and Doves. He has made the move onto longer form short film post-production, and has so far finished all the post-production work on two short films. The first being ‘The Barber’s Cut’, which has been entered into over 35 film festivals worldwide. Including the Golden Door Film Festival in New York which had over 150 film entries, the film was nominated in all top 5 categories. and was shown on over three days in September 2015. Tim attended the screening in NY with the director Mark Brocking. ‘The Barber’s Cut’ has won 11 awards so far, as well as garnering 28 nominations. These include an award for Tim for Best CGI at the Fright Night Film Festival 2015 Louisville, U.S.A, and a nomination for Best Visual Effects at the Midwest Horror Shorts Film Festival 2015, Oklahoma City, U.S.A.
Tim’s next film The Double Cross, is a silent black and white comedy, and will be screened in London with a pianist playing the soundtrack live.
Tim is an all-rounder, with a skillset that stretches from compositing to post production to CGI.