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Tim Metzger is an Academy Award nominee and three-time Emmy-nominated cinematographer.

Tim has served as the lead DP on multiple Emmy-nominated series and features, including traveling the world with Morgan Freeman for The Story of God - Nat Geo’s highest rated series of all time - and chronicling years of construction and healing on Discovery's RISING: Rebuilding Ground Zero for executive producer Steven Spielberg. Tim also explored climate change with Bill Nye (also for Nat Geo), and was the first DP to use the Freefly MōVI in a documentary, for the Emmy-nominated 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 won 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 Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, PBS, BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera among others. 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 journalists 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 - the story of three incarcerated mothers returning home to their children after years of separation - premiered at HotDocs and broadcast on PBS Independent Lens in 2022 and was just nominated for an Emmy. Their previous film for PBS was the award-winning feature Tocando la Luz (Touch the Light), set in Havana, Cuba, after which they had the honor of teaching NYU's semester-long immersive doc production course in Havana for three years.

Commercial / branded work includes projects for Pixar, Intel, TED, San Pellegrino, Puma, Warner Bros, Delta Airlines and Sonoma County Tourism.