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Tim Van Rellim
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Tim Van Rellim

Tim Van Rellim's passion for film and music began at an early age and was realized when he began his professional career in the film industry working on television documentaries and newsreels. The limited resources available at that time in England motivated him to apply to the film school in Lodz, Poland for which he was awarded a fellowship from the Ministry of Culture on the strength of the artistic qualities in his innovative films. Upon his return to England he joined the BBC, editing dramas and documentaries before pursuing a freelance career. In recognition of his fine work Mr. Van Rellim was elected to the Executive Council of the Producers Association and also accepted the position of External Examiner at the Royal College of Art.

Mr. Van Rellim's first endeavor was the well-received Private Road starring Bruce Robinson. He became involved with Apple Films, producing Born To Boogie with Ringo Starr and then went on to make a number of films including Countdown with Harry Neilsen. Mr. Van Rellim also established Domino Music and with George Fenton, began managing bands. He produced the first ever pop promos in John Lennon's editing facility for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, T Rex and Slade. His next project was the musical documentary The Kids are Alright starring The Who.

Moving away from the musical genre, he began accumulating film credits: To Catch a Spy starring Kirk Douglas, Haunted, Les Soeurs Brontë with Isabel Adjani, Bad Timing starring Theresa Russell, Art Garfunkel and Harvey Keitel, Eureka a murder mystery for United Artists with an all star cast including Gene Hackman, Mickey Rourke, Theresa Russell and Rutger Hauer.

Van Rellim's first credit as producer was Transformation directed by James Scott, followed by Horrid Intermissions by Lawrence Boulting, Crusin co-directed by Curtis Clarke and the television production, A Pattern of Roses in which he discovered Helena Bonham Carter. He went on to produce the TV mini-series, The Last Place on Earth the story of Scott and Amundsen's discovery of the South Pole. A demanding project shot in 26 weeks under difficult conditions within the Arctic Circle starring Martin Shaw, Sverre Anker Ousdal and directed by Ferdinand Fairfax.

On a lighter note, Mr. Van Rellim went on to produce the cult comedy Eat The Rich starring the 'famous five' of Britain's Comic Strip, directed by Peter Richardson the founder of the Comic Strip.

Van Rellim continued producing with credits such as The Deceivers directed by Nicholas Meyer, starring Pierce Brosnan and Shashi Kapoor, for MGM and FilmAccord, Honour Bound directed by Jeannot Swarc where Tom Skerrit came to join newcomer John Philbin in this military movie. The mountain epic K2: The Ultimate High for Paramount with Jonathan Taplin, starring Michael Biehn, Matt Craven, directed by Franc Roddam and Viking Sagas for New Line Cinema directed by veteran cameraman Michael Chapman. Teaming up with Interscope and Polygram he co-produced Snow White - A Tale of Terror starring Sigourney Weaver and Sam Neill. Van Rellim teamed up again with Brian Helgeland who wrote and directed A Knight's Tale for Columbia Pictures, starring newcomers Heath Ledger and Shannon Sossoman.

Van Rellim followed this by executive producing Ravenous for Fox, starring Guy Pearce and Bobby Carlysle as well as Invisible Circus for New Line Cinema, a first feature for director Adam Brooks, starring Cameron Diaz. Then he went on to Executive produce Highwaymen starring Jim Caveizel. He is now producing Dark Spirits being directed by Huck Keppler on location in Prague starring Milcha Minichova and Mark Igondo and is preparing Into the Mirror to be directed by Alexandre Aja for New Regency.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

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