Tim Story

Timothy Kevin Story (born March 13, 1970) is an American director, producer, and writer.[2][3] He is the founder of The Story Company, an entertainment production company that he started with his wife in 1996.

Tim Story
Timothy Kevin Story

(1970-03-13) March 13, 1970 (age 50)
Alma materUSC School of Cinematic Arts (1991)[1]
OccupationDirector, producer
Years active1997–present
OrganizationThe Story Company

Early lifeEdit

Born in Los Angeles on March 13, 1970, Story attended LA's Westchester High School, with jazz pianist Eric Reed and actresses Regina King and Nia Long. He was senior class president at Westchester High. He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 1991.[1]

While in high school, Story briefly attempted a career in music. He was part of Ice-T's Rhyme Syndicate and even appeared as a member of the group T.D.F. on the song "T.D.F. Connection" from the 1988 compilation album Rhyme Syndicate Comin' Through.[4] A group member was shot and killed prior to them being signed to Warner Bros. Records.[5] Story later turned his attention to directing feature films.[6]


As director

Year Title Notes
1997 One of Us Tripped Also editor
1999 The Firing Squad Also editor and writer
2002 Barbershop
2004 Taxi
2005 Fantastic Four
2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
2009 Hurricane Season
2012 Think Like a Man
2014 Ride Along
Think Like a Man Too
2016 Ride Along 2
2019 Shaft
2021 Tom and Jerry
TBA Ride Along 3

Story has directed segments for Kevin Hart's concert films, Laugh at My Pain, Let Me Explain and What Now?.

As producer

Music videosEdit


Collaborator One of Us Tripped
The Firing Squad
Fantastic Four and Rise of the Silver Surfer
Hurricane Season
Think Like a Man
Ride Along
Think Like a Man Too
Ride Along 2
Tom and Jerry
Ice Cube  Y  Y  Y 3
Michael Ealy  Y  Y  Y 3
Laurence Fishburne  Y  Y 2
Regina Hall  Y  Y  Y 3
Kevin Hart  Y  Y  Y  Y 4
Taraji P. Henson  Y  Y  Y 3
Ken Jeong  Y  Y 2
Christopher Lennertz  Y  Y  Y  Y 4
Kevin Mambo  Y  Y 2
Will Packer  Y  Y  Y  Y 4
Eric Reed  Y  Y 2


  1. ^ a b "Notable Alumni". USC School of Cinematic Arts. Archived from the original on August 26, 2009.
  2. ^ "Tim Story". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "The New York Times".
  4. ^ Various Artists - Rhyme Syndicate Comin' Through (LP liner notes). Warner Bros. Records. 25774-1
  5. ^ Story, Tim. "Biography". filmbug.com. Filmbug. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  6. ^ Shaw, Lucas. "Hollywood, Tim Story Will See You Now: Why the 'Think Like a Man' Director Is More Powerful Than Ever". thewrap.com. The Wrap. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  7. ^ "Tim Story to Direct Corduroy Movie". ComingSoon.net. CraveOnline. November 14, 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  8. ^ ""He Can't Love U" by Jagged Edge | Music Video | VH1.com". VH1. Viacom International. April 29, 2008. Retrieved January 9, 2016.

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