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FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER

TIM STORY (Director) has proven himself as an adept storyteller, whose films combine compassion and humor infused with adrenaline. Possessing a unique insight into people and all of their real flaws and quirks, Story uses this, and a passion for telling stories and developing characters, to bring the wide range of human emotion on-screen. FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER is a follow-up to "Fantastic Four,” in which he brought the beloved Marvel Comics series to life. Having been a fan of "The Fantastic Four” comics his whole life, Story jumped at the chance to helm the film adaptation.

Story is also executive producer of the television series "Standoff.”

Story's acclaimed feature studio debut, "Barbershop,” was released in September 2002 by MGM. Starring Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer, Troy Garity and Eve, the film proved to be a box office hit, spawning a sequel, a spin-off film, and a television series to date.

Prior to "Barbershop,” Story completed two feature length films - "The Firing Squad” and "One of Us Tripped” - which he wrote, directed, produced, edited and even financed himself. "One of Us Tripped” was winner of the Black Filmmaker's Hall of Fame Film Festival.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tim Story was introduced to filmmaking at a very early age. At age 12, he inherited an 8mm camera from his older brother, and realized his passion lay behind the camera. He was often seen around his neighborhood making silent movies, recruiting family and friends to play the characters in his stories.

In high school, Story's love of storytelling gained an additional outlet as he began a career in music, rapping with Ice T's Rhyme Syndicate. Story's rap group, TDF, was in the process of signing a record deal with Warner Bros. Records, when a neighborhood rival fatally shot one of the members. After the tragedy, Story switched creative gears and began producing and directing talent shows and variety musicals. Story also had aspirations of enrolling in USC's prestigious film program and honing his skills as a filmmaker, which he made a reality.

After film school, Story worked at an independent record label, where he was able to combine his passion for film and music by directing his first music video. He has since gone on to direct dozens of music videos for such cutting edge acts as N'Sync, Tyrese, and Jon B, among others.

Story and his writing partner Brian Buccellato have completed several dramas that are currently being developed as future projects. He is currently developing "Society Cap” with Tom Hanks' Universal-based company, Playtone.

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