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Tim O'Hara

Tim O'Hara

Documentary Film and Video

About

While studying film at Cornell University, Tim produced a film, SO4, on the lives of custodians that is used by Cornell's Human Resources office, as well as a class in industrial labor relations. From there, he spent a year in new media at Boston's WBUR, NPR station, and founded goingdigitalfilms, LLC, to produce a feature film, 1, on football's longest winning streak. The film has an original score by Daniel Hulsizer (Spellbound), and participated in the 2004 Cinequest Film Festival, 2004 Cleveland International Film Festival and the 2005 International All-Boys School Coalition Conference in Washington, DC. In addition to his documentary work, Tim assistant directed the Senses Fail music video Buried A Lie, distributed by Interscope to MTV2, as well as produced and shot the feature film, wrestling, starring Jeff Conaway (Grease, Taxi).


Operation Falcon 

hd video

JUNE, 2008
VIDEO DURATION: 16 MIN.

Since the war began, an estimated 20,000 Iraqis have worked for the United States as interpreters. Though these individuals now face retaliation from insurgents, the visa program for interpreters is limited to 500 spots a year. Watch from both the U.S and Iraqi perspective as a Marine does everything he can to help his former 'terp' escape danger.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Jury Award, Marin County International Festival of Short Film and Video, 2009
Jury Prize, Marin County Fair, 2009
Best Ohio Short, Cleveland International Film Festival, 2009
Semi-Finalist, Angelus Awards, 2009
Starz Denver Film Festival, 2009
New Port Beach International Film Festival, 2009
Cinequest, 2009
SF Indiefest, 2009
NextFrame, UFVA's Touring Festival of International Student Film & Video, 2009

Felicia 

16mm color film

JUNE, 2007
VIDEO DURATION: 7:30 MIN.

Like many single seniors, Felicia Elizondo faces the reality of aging alone. Felicia's limited income has left her with little more than what she plans to use toward her burial. Despite a future unknown, Felicia remains positive by connecting with others who are in similar positions.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Toronto Inside Out, 2009
Philadelphia International Film Festival, 2008
Frameline, 2008
Slamdance Film Festival, 2008

In Shining Armor 

digital video

Co-directed by Evan Briggs
MARCH, 2007
VIDEO DURATION: 8:30 MIN.

An inside look at the Medieval world as recreated by the Society for Creative Anachronism, from the perspective of one of its oldest members.
 


Swim for Life 

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 2006
VIDEO DURATION: 4:40 MIN.

A group of gay athletes face a second coming-out process as AIDS surfaces in San Francisco. Guy Decker, and other surviving members of the team, march on Washington to advance awareness and to honor those who have passed away. Today, a new generation of empowered gay swimmers competes as gay athletics become more mainstream throughout the world.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Honorable Mention, Nashville International Film Festival, 2008
Reeling: Chicago's Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 2007

 

Events

June 14, 2008

Free and open to the public

June 12, 2007

free and open to the public

March 20, 2007

Free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium
December 12, 2006

Free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium