Timothy Tau


Timothy Tau is an award-winning writer, director and producer. Tau is known for Keye Luke (2012), a short film biopic on pioneering Asian American actor and artist Keye Luke (portrayed by Feodor Chin), who played the first on-screen Kato in the 1940s Green Hornet decades before Bruce Lee and who was also the All-American "Number One Son", Lee Chan, in the popular Charlie Chan films of the 1930s. He received a Visual Communications "Armed with a Camera" Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists to make the film, and it has screened at over a dozen film festivals worldwide. Tau has also directed and written the surreal short film Incentivus (2012) starring Archie Kao as a writer, and the black-and-white Film Noir/Sci-Fi/Horror genre-bender, The Case (2010).

Tau also won Grand Prize in the Hyphen Asian American Short Story Contest for his short story "The Understudy", which is published in the Winter 2011 Issue of Hyphen Magazine. His short story "Land of Origin" also won Second Place in the 2010 Playboy College Fiction Contest. He is developing both stories and other scripts into feature films.

Tau has also directed music videos and other projects for leading Asian American entertainers such as Megan Lee (Destiny (2011)), Michelle Krusiec, The Fung Brothers of Andrew Fung and David Fung (The Jeremy Lin Effect 2: Linsanity (2012)), as well as rapper Dumbfoundead (aka Parker or Jonathan Park), singer Paul Kim and music producer/composer Scott Chops Jung of The Mountain Brothers (Chops, Paul Kim, Dumbfoundead: No Turning Back (2013)).

Actor ( 5 credits )

Senior Project (2014) Teacher
#1 Serial Killer (2013) Police Officer
Starting from Scratch (2013) Bar Patron
Keye Luke (2012) James Wong Howe
Eye on Entertainment (2005)  Himself (6 episodes, 2010-2012)

Producer ( 7 credits )

At Dawn They Sleep (2013) executive producer
Keye Luke (2012) producer
Hibakusha (2012) executive producer
The Case (2010) executive producer / producer
The Natural Order of Things (2010) executive producer (as Tim Hsieh)
Fury (2009) executive producer (as Tim Hsieh) / post-production producer (as Tim Hsieh)
Under/Study (0) producer

Writer ( 4 credits )

At Dawn They Sleep (2013) (story coordinator)
Law & Chicoban (2011) (writer)
The Case (2010) (written by)
Imprint (2009) (story and screenplay) (as Tim Hsieh)

Director ( 6 credits )

Keye Luke (2012)
Incentivus (2012)
The Jeremy Lin Effect 2: Linsanity (2012)
Law & Chicoban (2011)
The Case (2010)
Under/Study (0)