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Tim Berry

Script Editor, Script Reader, Screenwriter, Director

Current Work Details

What I do

Mostly script reading and script editing when I'm not working on my own projects. I have also worked in theatrical distribution and home entertainment for the past six years.


Paid Work or Collaboration



National Film and Television School,
Diploma in Script Development, Pass


University College of the Creative Arts (Farnham, Surrey),
BA (Hons) Film Production, 2:1

Social Media and Film

Shooters Q&A

Films I wish I had made

Frances Ha, Potiche, Three Colours: White, Dekalog 10, Amadeus, Atonement, Muriel's Wedding, Away We Go, Up the Junction, Inglourious Basterds.

I cried watching

Seasons 4 and 5 of Six Feet Under. I was a wreck.

I left the cinema during

Unless I'm at a film festival and there's a lot to see, I don't.

Directors I love

Krzysztof Kieslowski, Francois Ozon, Ken Loach, Ingmar Bergman, Agnieszka Holland, Krzysztof Zanussi, Asghar Farhadi, Noah Baumbach, Lynne Ramsay, Katarzyna Roslaniec, Leszek Dawid, Wojciech Smarzowski, Pablo Larrain, Sebastian Lelio, Danis Tanovic, Samira Makhmalbaf, Milos Forman, Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, Andrew Bujalski, Xavier Dolan, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Joe Swanberg, Andrew Dominik, Drake Doremus, Francois Truffaut.

Actors I admire

Andrea Riseborough, Hattie Morahan, Carey Mulligan, Olivia Colman, Maxine Peake, Rosemary DeWitt, Julie Christie, Sylvia Syms, Juno Temple, Saoirse Ronan, Agnieszka Grochowska, Joanna Kulig, Naomi Harris, Greta Gerwig, Alison Brie, Sophie Okonedo, Michelle Williams, Julie Delpy, Mai Zetterling, Glynis Johns, Stanley Baker, Dirk Bogarde, Ryan Gosling, Richard Dormer, Ezra Miller, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tom Wilkinson, Tom Courtenay, Tom Hollander, Rory Kinnear, George Clooney, Sam Rockwell.

Writers I respect

Paul Laverty, Krzysztof Piesiewicz, Bill Forsyth, Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig, Razvan Radalescu, The Coen Brothers, Charlie Brooker, Joe Swanberg, Lynn Shelton, Muriel Box, Arnold Wesker, Dennis Potter, AL Kennedy, Dave Eggers, Toby Litt, Evelyn Waugh, Luke Haines, Kerry Hudson, Ned Beaumann.

My desert island discs

'Horses' by Patti Smith. 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' by Simon and Garfunkel. 'Tom McRae' by Tom McRae. 'Now I'm a Cowboy' by The Auteurs. 'Millionaires' by James. 'Widow City' by The Fiery Furnaces. 'Attack of the Grey Lantern' by Mansun. 'Welcome To...' by The Beautiful South. 'Hull 4 London 0' by The Housemartins. 'The Embattled Hearts' by Veal. 'Good News for People Who Love Bad News' by Modest Mouse. 'Rain Dogs' by Tom Waits. 'I Speak Because I Can' by Laura Marling. 'Here's the Tender Coming' by The Unthanks. 'New Adventures in Hi Fi' by REM. 'The Greatest' by Cat Power. 'Show Your Bones by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. 'A Woman a Man Walked By' by PJ Harvey and John Parish. 'Songs of Love and Hate' by Leonard Cohen. 'Moulettes' by The Moulettes. 'Hejira' by Joni Mitchell. 'Lover, Beloved' by Suzanne Vega.

Books I have given my friends

'A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius' by Dave Eggers. 'Heartlands' by Anthony Cartwright. 'Winter Under Water' by James Hopkin. 'Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma' by Kerry Hudson. 'Death in Breslau' by Marek Krajewski. 'Vile Bodies' by Evelyn Waugh. 'Boxer Beetle' by Ned Beaumann. 'So I Am Glad' by AL Kennedy, 'Fever Pitch' by Nick Hornby.

My death row meal