Timothy Wheeler is a Los Angeles based director, producer, and Emmy-nominated cinematographer. Timothy’s directorial feature documentary debut The Other Shore: The Diana Nyad Story had its world premiere at SXSW 2013, international premiere at Hot Docs, and was subsequently featured on Ellen, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, Good Morning America, and in The New Yorker. The Other Shore has been airing on heavy rotation for almost two years on Showtime.
Timothy received a primetime EMMY nomination for Outstanding Cinematography for his work on the Discovery series Whale Wars. Other credits include programming for PBS, AL Jazeera, The New York Times, and VICE. Wheeler’s visual artistry and storytelling career was first inspired by his contribution to various human rights organizations and nonprofits, including Human Rights Watch. Timothy is also an adjunct professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film, has a Master’s in Journalism from UC Berkeley, and has enjoyed travel and work in 60+ countries.
Wheeler’s latest feature documentary, Poached, is a wildlife and nature story that delves into the psychology of the human obsession that threaten to destroy it. It premiered as SXSW 2015 and went on to win the International Wildlife Film Festival and is a nominee for the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. The film will release theatrically in the United States through the Ignite Channel on September 18, 2015 in Los Angeles before expanding to other cities.