Films : Ferment : direction & collaboration

Tim Macmillan


Tim lives near Bath. He made Ferment for animate! in 1999, using the time-slice image ‘freezing’ technique he developed at the Slade in the 1980’s (and which was subsequently adopted in The Matrix).

His gallery work Dead Horse won, very unusually for moving image work, a Citibank Photography Prize nomination. It also attracted the wrath of animal rights fanatics who sent his family hypodermic needles in the post. Animal Tragic is a wry response.

Whilst making this film Tim was also busy inventing and developing Flybot , an aerial robot to explore rainforest tree canopy which launched at the Eden Project , Cornwall, in September 2003.

December 2003

animate! films by this artist

Animal Tragic


artist’s website

Time-Slice Films

Tim’s production company