Tim Smythe / Filmworks Group

Tim Smythe has over 25 years experience producing feature films, documentaries, commercials and television drama series around the world.  He started his career in South Africa, working on feature films and television dramas. 

Today, his company Filmworks Group has branches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cape Town, Beirut and Los Angeles.

Tim established Filmworks in Dubai in 1998. Initially, the company focused on developing the film industry within Dubai and the Middle East, and was also involved in the creation of postproduction and film equipment rental companies, before beginning to specialize in and become renowned for executing high-end shoots. Additionally, Filmworks developed relationships with producers worldwide and undertook shoots in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Filmworks convinced Warner Brothers to film SYRIANA in Dubai with Tim credited as Facilitating Producer. This was followed by Universal’s THE KINGDOM, and Filmworks serviced Paramount Pictures’ MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL in 20120. Most recently, he facilitated the Dubai leg of THE BOURNE LEGACY and a major part of the Chinese action film SWITCH.

In 2009 Filmworks also produced the Emirati feature film CITY OF LIFE, and DJINN in 2011 alongside Daniela Tully, for Imagenation Abu Dhabi.
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