What did the drummer get on his IQ test... drool.
I'm Tim van Dammen, a writer, producer and director from Auckland NZ.
My first feature film, Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song, which launched at the 2013 NZ film festival, combined Shakespeare, song and trailer trash. It was released throughout NZ cinemas and on DVD by Rialto.
My second feature, Mega Time Squad, an oddball time-travel comedy set in Thames NZ, was released in 2018 at Fantasia Festival, FrightFest, NZIFF and SUFF. It is being distributed through Aus and NZ through Madman and being sold through the rest of the world by MPI Media.
In 2016 I was selected for the wonderful FilmUp Programme run by Script-to-Screen here in NZ. Through that I developed a script under the mentorship of Andrew Adamson and Duncan Sarkies titled Under the Rainbow .
In 2017 I was awarded a Seed Grant from the NZ Writer's guild for a script titled One Man's Peace.
I have also Produced and Directed 180+ music videos for top NZ and International acts. I was nominated for the best director VMA Tui in 2009 for my video for Sola Rosa - Turn Around and won the VMA Tui in 2010 for my video for Kids of 88 - Just a Little Bit.
I was also the drummer for Collapsing Cities.