Tim Kirkman


Blood is thicker than politics and religion in a small North Carolina town when personal crises throw a brother and sister together not understanding that each has more to offer the other than they would otherwise believe.

Photo by Cam Sanders

Tim Kirkman (he/him) received Emmy, GLAAD, Gotham and Independent Spirit Award nominations for his debut film, DEAR JESSE, which won the Audience Award at Frameline and was named Best Documentary of the Year by the Boston Society of Film Critics. He went on to write and direct LOGGERHEADS which premiered in the Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize at Outfest, among numerous other awards. More recently, Tim wrote, directed and produced (with Todd Shotz) the gay indie LAZY EYE which aired on Netflix.  Other projects include directing the filmed version of David Drake’s solo, off-Broadway show THE NIGHT LARRY KRAMER KISSED ME and the tennis comedy 2ND SERVE, written by James Markert.  A North Carolina native, Tim lives in Los Angeles with his husband and their dog and is on the faculty at USC’s School for Cinematic Arts and UCLA’s Department of Film and Television.


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