Tim Kirkman


Contact Information
E-mail: cinemantim@gmail.com
Phone: (917) 797-3054
Office: THH 328

Personal Website

Biographical Sketch

Tim Kirkman received Emmy, Gotham, GLAAD and Independent Spirit Award nominations for his first film, the personal diary documentary DEAR JESSE. In 2005, LOGGERHEADS, a feature film he wrote and directed, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before its national theatrical release and received numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at Outfest in Los Angeles and Audience Awards at the Florida and Nashville Film Festivals. His third directorial effort, 2ND SERVE, a comedy feature written by James Markert, was released in 2013. His original screenplay KITTY HAWK, a feature length biopic about Wilbur and Orville Wright, was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan grant. Tim also directed the feature film adaptation of David Drake's play THE NIGHT LARRY KRAMER KISSED ME and has taught in the MPW Program at USC since 2010. A native North Carolinian, Tim has written projects for Sony Pictures, Lifetime Entertainment and Storyline. An Art Director at Miramax Films for several years, Tim also directs and produces music videos and commercials.


  • B.A. Environmental Design, North Carolina State University
  • M.A. Media Studies, The New School

  • Honors and Awards

    • Alfred P. Sloan Award (Kitty Hawk), 2010-  
    • Emmy Nomination (Best Writing, Nonfiction Long Form), 2000-  
    • 2012 USC Learning Environments Grant, 2012-2013   

  • Master of Professional Writing Program
  • University of Southern California
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Mark Taper Hall of Humanities, THH 355
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0355