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Tim Bristow

Matthew Bristow - Bristow Films


Born 20th October 1962 on the Northern beaches and raised on the Northshore of Sydney, NSW. Australia

1976 - 1980 Educated at St Ignatius College, Riverview.

1981 - 1985 Attended Macquarie University and graduated with a Bachelor of Economics in Accounting and Mass Communications. Produced and directed my first music video in 1983.

1988 Travelled to the United Kingdom to work in London, England

Journeyed from England to Guinea-Bissau in West Africa to make a road movie that captured a 'reality' of the world at the end of the 20th Century.

Commissioned to paint my first artworks.

1988 - 1991 Gained experience working in the UK film and television industry and travelled around the world before returning to Australia.

1992 Artists Unknown: Co-ordinated a group art exhibition and fashion show in Sydney.

1993 - 1994 Artists United: Exhibited with various artists at cafes and nightclubs.

1994 Bristow Films established to make films and contract to the film and Television industry. Provided services to Sony Music, Southern Star, Film Australia, ABC.

1997 Walking the Street: Exhibit oil paintings as part of the Festival of Newtown which annually showcases local artists work in retail shop windows along King Street.

1998 That's why I like Indonesia: Travelled to the Mentawai Islands in Sumatra, Indonesia and made a surfing movie.

1999 Bristow Films Pty Ltd incorporated as a company. To date, have provided services to Beyond International, ATN7 and other media companies.

Thought Police are Watching: Short film selected as a finalist in the 10th Melbourne Super 8 Film Festival.

XAFRIKA: Completed an independently financed film selected as a finalist in the 18th Annual A.T.O.M. Awards 2000 in the category of 'Creative/Innovative Production'.

2001 Future is Bright - 'One-man' exhibition and premiere of XAFRIKA.

2002 The Piece and the Quiet: Completed final draft of a feature film screenplay based upon a short story.


Matthew Bristow, Director, Bristow Films - 15th May 2003

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Tim Bristow