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Tim Metzger is an Academy Award nominee and three-time Emmy-nominated cinematographer with over 15 years of experience filming documentaries, branded content and fiction films.

Tim has served as director of photography for several major Emmy-nominated series, including traveling the world with Morgan Freeman for National Geographic's hit series The Story of God, and chronicling years of construction and healing on Discovery's RISING: Rebuilding Ground Zero for executive producer Steven Spielberg. Tim also explored climate change grief with Bill Nye (also for Nat Geo), and was the first to use the Freefly MōVI in a documentary on the 2013 History special Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live.

Tim shot and produced the 2011 Oscar-nominated documentary Sun Come Up, a film about some of the world’s first climate refugees. Sun Come Up also garnered multiple awards on the festival circuit, screened theatrically in 30 US cities, and aired on HBO. National press hailed the film as "engrossing," "beautifully cinematic" and "intensely human."

Over the past decade Tim has filmed in more than 25 countries and his work has also appeared on PBS, the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and other outlets. Tim’s theatrical work includes award-winning films Li Tong, a narrative feature set in Beijing, and Leh Wi Tok, a documentary following independent radio leaders in post-war Sierra Leone. Other career highlights include befriending giant tortoises in the Galápagos, hunting anacondas in Venezuela, and crossing the Siberian Arctic aboard a Russian nuclear icebreaker.

Tim co-founded Red Antelope Films with Sun Come Up director/producer Jennifer Redfearn. Their latest feature documentary, APART, tells the story of three incarcerated mothers returning home to their children after years of separation, and will air on PBS' Independent Lens next year. Their previous film for PBS was the award-winning feature documentary Tocando la Luz (Touch the Light), set in Havana, Cuba, after which they had the honor of teaching New York University's semester-long immersive documentary production course in Havana for three years.