Tim Slade

WRITER | DIRECTOR | PRODUCER

Tim is a writer, director and producer whose films have screened on television, theatrically and at film festivals across 6 continents. 


Originally from Sydney, Australia, Tim is now based in New York City. His films have screened at over 70 international film festivals and have been broadcast in 40 countries. He has won best film and audience awards at film festivals for his documentary and narrative films.

His feature documentary 4 was released theatrically, won a Gold Plaque at the Chicago HUGO Television Awards, and received nominations at the Banff World Television Festival, the International Documentary Association (IDA) Awards, as well as nominations for two AFI (Australian Film Institute) awards, including Best Documentary Feature. It was broadcast widely, including on PBS.

Tim directing an interview for 'The Destruction of Memory' in Mostar, Bosnia. Image: Faris Dobraca.

Tim directing an interview for 'The Destruction of Memory' in Mostar, Bosnia. Image: Faris Dobraca.

The Destruction of Memory, released in June 2016, has been broadcast in more than 20 territories, including in German speaking territories on ZDF, and has screened widely internationally including officially for the United Nations. To date it has garnered four film festival awards.

Tim has written and directed the short dramas Weird Sisters, Every Other Weekend and I Was Robert MitchumHe has written documentary, documentary series and narrative feature scripts, including those commissioned by Australian government agencies Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Screen Tasmania, as well as a feature docudrama screenplay commissioned by French broadcaster Arte. He is currently developing two television drama series, a narrative feature and a documentary film.

His writing has been read and performed by actors including the Oscar®, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated actress Sophie Okonedo, who narrated The Destruction of Memory, and Australian Film Institute Best Actress winner Kerry Armstrong, who narrated Blank Canvas

As a producer, Tim has negotiated pre-buy deals with international broadcasters, including ITVS (USA), NHK (Japan), SBS (Australia), YLE (Finland), SVT (Sweden), TVO (Canada) and Al Jazeera (Balkans). His early films were produced by Kylie du Fresne of Goalpost Pictures (Cleverman, The Sapphires).

His branded work includes projects for Nissan/Infiniti, IBM, Cisco, and for many clients in the USA, Asia, the Middle East and Australia. 

Tim speaking at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, in April 2019.

Tim speaking at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, in April 2019.