Film maker, Come to Daddy, Director/Producer (Timpson Films),
Since the mid '80s Timpson has worked in every facet of the film industry; from managing an arthouse, programming for MGM, creating short film events, running drive-ins to producing television and feature films, operating devolved government film funds and mentoring many filmmakers. His distribution company released specialist product to kiwi audiences starting with SLACKER in 1993. He launched the ’The Incredibly Strange Film Festival' in 1994 that continues to this day inside the New Zealand International Film Festival. His annual film competition 48HOURS with Peter Jackson as mentor began in 2003. As a producer he created the hit anthology series The ABCs of Death (TIFF 2013), The Devil Dared Me To (SXSW 2006), Housebound (SXSW 14), Turbo Kid (Sundance 15), Deathgasm (SXSW 15), The Greasy Strangler (Sundance 16) & The Field Guide to Evil (SXSW 18). He recently directed the critically acclaimed feature Come to Daddy (Tribeca 2019) starring Elijah Wood. His next proposed feature The Salamander Lives Twice is set to star Adrien Brody & Vera Farmiga.
He was the inaugural recipient of New Zealand’s Art Entrepreneur Award and is a Board member of the New Zealand Film Commission. His 35mm print archive is the largest personal film archive in the Southern Hemisphere.