Director Tim Abshire Joins Seed
March 14, 2017 by Screenmag
Award winning humor, celebrity and storytelling director, Tim Abshire has teamed up with long-time friend, former EP, marketing trendsetter, and owner of Seed Media Arts, Roy Skillicorn.
“Tim’s ability to generate stories that give rise to everything from a smile to riotous laugh-out-loud humor, combined with his jovial, collaborative disposition, and his commitment to excellence is exactly what I was seeking for Seed," Skillicorn said. "What’s more, his work now expands SEED into the humor genre, which has always been an integral part of my personal brand."
"The first time I met Roy I was blown away," said Abshire. "Roy’s superpower is the ability to effortlessly light up a room, but his real talent is sharing that light and making everyone else shine.”
Roy and Tim developed a strong personal bond while working together at Backyard Productions, a company Skillicorn founded. Abshire has created and directed content for numerous blue chip brands, including Google, Jeep, ESPN, Walmart, PlayStation, Febreze, Volkswagen, Coca Cola and jetBlue, with top agencies domestically and internationally, such as Grey Worldwide, Wieden & Kennedy, Ogilvy & Mather, David&Goliath, and Leo Burnett.
“His strength as a writer enables him to fully articulate his vision in treatments, maintaining an instinctive understanding of the essential goals of a project” adds Seed’s Head of Sales, Jessica Rae Connell. “He’s quick and decisive on set, providing an environment, rich in spontaneity and passion. His timing often relies on hanging on to an engaging awkward pause in the action to catch the viewing audience off guard fostering a hilarious response.”
Tim has worked with celebrities as diverse as Drew Barrymore, Chris Rock, Derek Jeter, Ben Stiller, Jeff Goldblum, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Alice Cooper, Triple H and Sheryl Crow. Tim is a highly decorated director with over 30 top industry awards, including 3 Gold Lions, an MTV Moonman Award, Gold Pencils, and numerous Gold winners from Promax, and the Clios.