Tim Metzger is an ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATED filmmaker and NYC-based director of photography.
He was recently nominated for an EMMY for his work on the History special Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live (the first documentary to use the new Freefly MōVI camera stabilizer).
With director Jennifer Redfearn, Tim shot and produced the 2011 OSCAR® nominated documentary Sun Come Up, a film about some of the world’s first environmental refugees. The pair recently won a Charles E. Guggenheim award for their latest documentary feature, Tocando la Luz (Touch the Light) at the Full Frame Documentary festival.
Tim served as director of photography on the Emmy-nominated 6-part series RISING: Rebuilding Ground Zero for Discovery/Dreamworks, chronicling years of construction and healing at the new World Trade Center, executive produced by Steven Spielberg.
Over the past decade Tim has filmed in more than 20 countries and his work has appeared on HBO, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, CNN and many more. Tim’s theatrical work includes Li Tong, a narrative feature set in Beijing, and the documentary Leh Wi Tok, following pioneers of independent radio in post-war Sierra Leone. Personal highlights include befriending giant tortoises in the Galapagos, hunting anacondas in Venezuela, and crossing the Siberian Arctic aboard a Russian nuclear icebreaker.