TIM THATCHER is a Sydney based DIRECTOR, PRODUCER and PHOTOGRAPHER has worked within the industry since the year 2000 and has a deep understanding of television development, creation and production. He has worked across many facets of the industry with a core expertise in Producing, Directing, Development & Writing as well as dealing with Advertising Clients and Live Television.
Tim specialises in travel and food television and content with a range of TV shows such as Gourmet Farmer (SBS), Sammy & Bella' Kitchen Rescue (TEN), Anna Gare's Cab Fare (NINE), Donna Hay's Basics to Brilliance Kids (FOXTEL), Getaway (NINE) , Destination Flavour (SBS) & Restaurant Australia (NETFLIX) up his sleeve as well as branded content series for Coles, Cadbury, Tourism Australia, Holden, Woolworths, Dan Murphy’s, HP, Devondale, Nespresso, William Grant & Sons and Citibank.
He has also worked with Network Ten, Network Seven, SBS and the Nine Network in the development and creation of shows for broadcast and produced large scale LIVE broadcasts like the New Years Eve Fireworks Show (2011, 2012, 2013) fas well as award shows including the ASTRAs, the ARIAs, the MTV Music Awards, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, Big Day Out, CMC Music Awards & The Golden Guitars
His experience in reality television includes roles as a Producer, Supervising Producer & Challenge Producer on series such as Celebrity Apprentice Australia (S1), The Biggest Loser (S6), Junior MasterChef Australia (S1) and The One: The Search For Australia’s Most Gifted Psychic (S2). All of these shows were wildly successful but none more so than Australia’s Highest Rating non-sport show ever, Masterchef Australia (S2).
TIM THATCHER is currently a Director at ARMCHAIR SAFARI PRODUCTIONS which specialises in boutique content creation.
In his spare time, he works as a professional PHOTOGRAPHER. He has provided publicity photography for all of his shows and has photographed for clients including DEVONDALE, CADBURY, NESPRESSO, NIKE, TOURISM AUSTRALIA, FOXTEL, MTV, HARLEY DAVIDSON, THE BLOCK AUSTRALIA, TOP GEAR, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA, CELEBRITY APPRENTICE, HARRIS SCARFE, VIVID FESTIVAL, BLENDER GALLERY, AUSDANCE, SEVEN NETWORK, NETWORK TEN, NINE NETWORKS, YOUTUBE, RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHING, MINTER ELLISON,
On his adventures he has filled two passports, covered every continent and explored more than 60 countries. Tim's experience encompasses post production, programming, on-air presentation, editing, shooting in the field as well as in studio for both pre-recorded and live TV programming and events. He has a strong background in directing talent and crews & have worked extensively on international locations as well as on-air integration & sponsorships. Tim has worked across a variety of genres including Observational Documentary, Reality, Entertainment, Music, Children's Television and Lifestyle genres.
If you need some help creating some boutique content or photography, get in touch on the contact page
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BRANDS - Coles, Holden, Air New Zealand, Japan Nation Tourism Organisation (JNTO), All Nippon Airways (ANA), William Grant & Sons, Devondale, Cadbury, Nespresso, Asko, Citibank, Toyota, Air China, New Balance, Harley Davidson, Virgin Australia, Suncorp, Kimberly Clarke (Kleenex), Red Bull, Billabong, Hyundai, Nissan, Pantene, Harris Scarfe, Australian Physiotherapy Association, Blue Steel, General Pants, Coverderm, Russell Hobbs, Australian Meat & Livestock Association, Event Cinemas, HP Computers, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Kindness On Purpose, Minter Ellison, QANTAS, Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, Purina, Microsoft, Adam Liaw, Josh Goot, Lorna Jane, Pantene, Elle Magazine, Alex Perry, Din Tai Fung, Ford, Mimco, Bec & Bridge...the list goes on!
NETWORKS/ PRODUCTION COMPANIES - CBS, Nickelodeon, MTV Networks, IMG Media, Network Ten, Nine Networks Australia, SBS Australia, Seven Network, Australia Broadcasting Association (ABC3), Foxtel Australia, Fox Footy, Arena, Fremantle Media Australia, Shine Australia, The Precinct Studios, MamaMia, Whatever Entertainment, The Feds, ScreenTime Australia, XYZ Entertainment, MultiChannelNetwork (MCN), Country Music Channel, Dentsu Aegis, Isobar, Wunderman,
TV SHOWS - MasterChef Australia (Ten) , The Biggest Loser (Ten), Celebrity Apprentice Australia (Nine), Junior MasterChef Australia (Ten), Destination Flavour: Down Under (SBS), Getaway (Nine), Australian Country Music Awards (CMC), ASTRA Awards (Foxtel), Tourism Australia, Entertainment Tonight (CBS), CMC Music Awards (CMC), Restaurant Australia (TBC), Bush Doctors (Seven), The One (Seven), Stay Tuned (ABC),
PUBLICATIONS - The Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald, Renegade Collective Magazine, Harley Davidson Riders Handbook, OK Magazine, WHO Weekly, Women's Day.
OTHER - Ausdance NSW, UNSW Dance Company, The New Theatre Company, The Tap Gallery, The Blender Gallery, Newtown Theatre, Kirsten Ash Jewellery, Inky, Gregor Salmon (Author), Sydney Vivid Festival, Yoti.