Tim Marshall directing on set of 'Followers' queer short film

Tim Marshall is an award-winning and proud queer filmmaker from Meanjin, land of the Turrbal and Jagera/Yuggera Peoples (Brisbane, Queensland). Tim has a strong passion for championing stories from the LGBTQIA+ community. He is committed to sharing his knowledge and supporting the next generation of creatives making their way into the industry (with a focus on queer creatives).


In 2013, his short film Gorilla won the Iris Prize in the UK, the world's largest LGBTIQ+ short film prize, awarding him £25K to make his next short film. The outcome of this, Followers, had its world premiere in competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival followed by a screening in competition at SXSW 2015, and as part of the Accelerator program at the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival. 

 

In 2021, Tim shot his first feature film as writer/director/producer, queer horror Closing Night. The film stars award-winning queer actor Daniel Monks, with cinematography by queer cinematographer Ben Cotgrove. The film is produced by award-winning QLD producer Bec Dakin, and Tim Marshall, with executive producers Dan Lake and Kurt Royan from Orange Entertainment Co. The film will be released in early 2023.

Tim also has an exciting slate of feature films and TV shows currently in development. In 2017, he won the WeScreeplay TV Pilot Script contest judged by Comedy Central, and placed as a semi-finalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship in 2014. As a screenwriter, Tim has learned from the very best - having developed his scripts with the assistance of script consultants including Meg LeFauve (writer, Inside Out), Andrew Ellard (writer, IT Crowd, Red Dwarf), Lynne Vincent McCarthy (script editor, The Babadook, The Nightingale), Ruth Atkinson (Sundance Screenwriting Lab script consultant), and Guinevere Turner (writer, American Psycho).

 

In 2014, Tim created online series, TORSO, as a way to break down stereotypes and celebrate diverse bodies within the online queer community. TORSO was featured in the Huffington Post and has been presented as an interactive installation with a custom-built app at both Outfest LGBTIQ+ Film Festival Los Angeles and the Reykjavik International Film Festival.

Tim was selected for Screen Australia's Talent USA program in 2017, and the 2018 Film Independent Directing Lab in Los Angeles, which included mentorship from Nicole Holofcener, Barry Jenkins, and Chloe Zhao.