Tim Bartell is a writer-director-producer. He was born and raised in Wisconsin and later moved to Los Angeles where he currently resides. As a young actor he had a long list of TV credits. He also had supporting roles in the films Meatballs II and the cult horror film, Society. Early on, Tim was developing his comedy chops at The Comedy Store, and in the improv group The L.A. Connection.
He later turned to writing & directing, starting with his 2005 award winning short film, First Date Meltdown. The film debuted at The Los Angeles International Shorts Fim Festival and went on to play in 22 film festivals. In 2008, Tim wrote and directed his satiric comedy web-series, Fun With War Crimes. The eight part cult series was featured by site editors on YouTube, Jib-Jab, and The Daily Tube.
Dirty Beautiful (2015) was Tim’s first feature film as a writer-director. It played in 67 film festivals winning 48 awards, 15 times as Best in Fest. It was picked up for distribution and is available world-wide, including a recent sale in China.
Tim’s style of filmmaking has been compared to Woody Allen and Alexander Payne, especially in its mature themes and its blend of comedy and drama. His Los Angeles based film & TV company is Doggie Dream Productions.
Former VP of Magic Elevator and one of the Producers of its ventures. He helped managed Magic Elevator’s International Sales and Marketing Department at most major film markets such as Hong Kong Film Market, Cannes Film Market, AFM, EFM and MIPTV. Former founder and Former Director of Filipino International Film Festival L.A. Producer of over 20 feature films such as “Jaguar,” “Downside of Bliss,” “Ghost Goggles," The Broken Ones," and “Monster & Me.” His films have been distributed in almost 30 countries around the world.