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Timothy A. Chey


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_A._Chey
Updated: 2017-05-03T10:27Z
Tim Chey
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Born25 July
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, film producer
Websitetimchey.com

Timothy A. Chey is an American film producer, writer and director. Among his films are Fakin' da Funk, Gone, Impact: The Passion of the Christ, Suing the Devil, The Genius Club, Live Fast, Die Young, Final the Rapture, Epic Journey, Freedom, David and Goliath, and Slamma Jamma[1]

He is currently producing 'The Islands' in Hawaii which will be released in 3,000 theaters in November 2018. [2]

Biography

Chey was educated at Harvard Business School and Boston University School of Law doing a joint J.D./M.B.A.. He earlier attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and then got accepted to USC Film School as an undergrad.[1][3][4]

Chey has been interviewed on Fox Morning News, NBC News, TBN, Entertainment Tonight, Lamb and Lions, Good News TV. His work has been reviewed in The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, VIBE TV, MTV, Daily Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, TNT, USA Networks, the Dove Awards, MovieGuide Awards, People, and The New York Times.[5]

Personal life

Chey is a devout Christian. When not making films, Chey is active in helping with the prison ministries, nursing home ministries, and speaking at colleges, churches, and film festivals. Chey worked as a lawyer before pursuing film full-time and still does pro-bono law for charities like the Union Rescue Mission.[6] He and his wife have two children and divide their time between Los Angeles and Honolulu.

Career

In 1997, he wrote and directed Fakin' da Funk about a Chinese boy growing up in an African-American neighborhood,[7] starring among others Pam Grier, Bo Jackson, and Nell Carter,[8] for USA Networks.[1] The film was nominated for the Golden Starfish Award at the 1997 Hamptons International Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the 1997 Urbanworld Film Festival.[9]

In 2002, Chey finished the feature film Gone, a movie about three lawyers who deal with the Rapture.[1] While working with films at USC, Chey was the recipient of the prestigious "Spirit of the Independent" award for Best Director.[1]

In 2004, Chey flew around the world to make the feature documentary Impact: The Passion of the Christ that looked at the impact of the movie The Passion of the Christ around the world.[1][10] "Impact" had its debut in Dallas at the American Film Renaissance festival,[11]

In 2006, he finished writing and directing The Genius Club,[1][12] starring Stephen Baldwin, Tom Sizemore,[13] Jack Scalia and Paula Jai Parker. In 2008, he finished his fifth film, Live Fast, Die Young, about an A-list star who dies at a Hollywood party and a group of 10 Hollywood insiders seeking redemption in the aftermath.[1]

In 2010, he wrote and directed Suing the Devil (starring Malcolm McDowell, Tom Sizemore, Rebecca St. James) about a guy who sues the devil for $8 trillion. The film was awarded the 5 Star Dove Award.[14]

In 2012, Chey wrote and directed Final the Rapture in four countries [15]

In 2012, Chey embarked on a 31 country (including Japan, Brazil, Argentina, China, United Kingdom, Egypt, Dubai, Peru, Hong Kong, et al.) journey for a film that showed people whose lives were changed by God [16]

In 2013, Chey also wrote and produced Freedom based on the early life of John Newton. The film stars Cuba Gooding Jr., William Sadler and Sharon Leal.[17]

In 2014, Chey wrote, produced and directed David and Goliath that was shot in North Africa and finished in studios in London.[18]

Awards

5 Star Dove Award for The Genius Club (starring Trica Helfer, Stephen Baldwin, Tom Sizemore) [19] 5 Star Dove Award for Suing the Devil (starring Malcolm McDowell, Tom Sizemore, Corbin Bernsen) [14] 4 Star Dove Award for Freedom (starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Sharon Leal)[20]

Filmography

FilmYear
Fakin' da Funk1997
Gone2002
Impact2004
The Genius Club2006
Live Fast, Die Young2008[21]
Suing the Devil2011
Final: The Rapture2013
David and Goliath2014
Freedom2015
Epic Journey2015
Slamma Jamma2017

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Parker, Donald James. "Tim Chey". The Christian Pulse. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ highbeam.com, reprint of November 11, 2007 story in the University Wire, "Filmmaker Tim Chey gives up law, opts for UCLA Extension", Retrieved 11-12-2008
  4. ^ Fancast.com, Tim Chey bio, Retrieved 10-12-2008
  5. ^ Webster, Andy (4 June 2015). "Review: 'Freedom' Stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as a Slave Fleeing to Canada". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  6. ^ Soergel, Matt (22 May 2011). "'Suing the Devil' is latest Christian-themed film by former Orange Park atheist". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  7. ^ Dauphin, Gary (20 July 1999). "Crossed Cultures". The Village Voice. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  8. ^ Gussow, Mel (4 October 2008). "Hamptons Film Festival Just Keeps On Growing". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  9. ^ Facin' Da Funk awards and nominations at IMDb, Retrieved 10-12-2008
  10. ^ "Taking a look at impact of 'The Passion'" (fee required). The Sacramento Bee. December 4, 2004. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  11. ^ Schulz, Kathryn (October 24, 2004). "Con Flicks". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  12. ^ "Se estrena en México Duelo de genios, cinta sobre el terrorismo". La Crónica de Hoy. September 20, 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  13. ^ "HERE & NOW: FILM". The Washington Post. March 11, 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  14. ^ a b Dove.org
  15. ^ Christianpost.com
  16. ^ Christiancinema.com
  17. ^ The New York Times
  18. ^ Christiantoday.com
  19. ^ Christiancinema.com
  20. ^ Dove.org
  21. ^ Tcm.com, Tim Chey filmography at Turner Classic Movies, Retrieved 10-12-2008

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