Tim Story

Director, Producer, Writer
Since the release of his breakout comedy, "Barbershop" (2002), a low-budget ensemble piece about the goings on of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago, director Tim Story has vaulted over the competition into the ... Read more »
Born: 03/12/1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Director (13)

Untitled (Universal/Ride Along Sequel) 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Ride Along 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Think Like a Man Too 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Kevin Hart : Let Me Explain 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Think Like A Man 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

CSI: Miami 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Hurricane Season 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Standoff 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Fantastic Four 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Taxi 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Barbershop 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

The Firing Squad 1997 (Movie)

(Director)
Music (4)

Cats! 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music

In Search of Angels 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Original Music

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

Big Dogs / Little Dogs (TV Show)

Music
Producer (3)

Hurricane Season 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

First Sunday 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Firing Squad 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (2)

Urban Menace 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Firing Squad 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Editor (1)

The Firing Squad 1997 (Movie)

(Editor)

Biography

Since the release of his breakout comedy, "Barbershop" (2002), a low-budget ensemble piece about the goings on of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago, director Tim Story has vaulted over the competition into the upper echelons of filmmaking. Not satisfied with being a director of so-called urban movies, Story has always considered himself to be "an old school kind of director," one who can handle any material, from comedy to drama and everything in between, regardless of race. That attitude led famed producer Avi Arad to hire the up-and-comong director to helm the adaptation to the Marvel comic book series that started it all, "The Fantastic Four" (2005), with little action material on his resume.

EDUCATION

USC

Los Angeles , California
graduated

Westchester High School

Los Angeles , California 1988

Milestones

2012

Helmed the ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man"

2009

Directed Forest Whitaker and Isaiah Washington in the sport drama "Hurricane Season"

2007

Returned to direct the superhero sequel "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer"

2005

Helmed the epic adventure "Fantastic Four," based on the celebrated Marvel comic and starring Michael Chiklis and Jessica Alba

2004

Directed Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon in the comedy "Taxi," an English-language remake of the 1998 French feature

2002

Made studio directorial debut with the comedy "Barbershop," starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, and Eve; earned an Image Award nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture

1998

Directed dozens of music videos for such acts as ‘N Sync, R. Kelly, Tyrese, Jon B and India.Arie

1998

Produced, wrote, edited, and directed the independent feature "The Firing Squad"

1996

Produced, wrote, edited, and directed the independent feature "One of Us Tripped"; won the Black Filmmaker's Hall of Fame Feature Film Festival

Starred making silent films at the age of 12 with an 8mm camera he inherited from his older brother

Launched music career while still in high school, rapping with Ice T's Rhyme Syndicate

Bonus Trivia

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"I see filmmaking as a collaborative effort, so I'd listen to everybody and then, as the director, I'd choose what's best. If we have to do a couple of takes then we'll do it. I listened to everybody, the studio, the producers, the actors. I wanted everybody to be proud of what they were doing." – Story on directing "Barbershop" to www.bbc.co.uk/films, Feb. 21, 2003

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