I’m Tim Atack and this is my bloated, tortuous ego section.
I write screenplays and direct films. My short I Will Do It For Science and my script Peggy And The Goth won some BBC competitions. all my dreams on VHS won the audience award at Bucharest’s NexT International Film Festival. My IMDb page can be found here.
I’m in a band called Angel Tech. We’ve been making records, scoring films and collaborating on performance work for some 17 years now. NME called our music “delicate and simple, but still majestic”. Venue mag awarded us album of the year in 2006. Our Soundcloud can be found here.
I collaborate with producer and director Tanuja Amarasuriya under the name Sleepdogs. We make fictions for stage, screen, audio and installation. We’re interested in hybrid genres and stories that engage the imagination.
I produced the debut album for North Sea Navigator, the brainchild of singer-songwriter Paul Nash. I also play in the NSN band.
Once in a blue moon, I do solo gigs under the name The Heath Robinson, singing faulty torch songs. There are no recordings available as yet, but I’m working on it.
In the dark and distant past I performed and toured with the comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams. I wrote the music for some of their radio and TV shows, and made the odd appearance in them too.
For many years I worked in the archives at BBC Bristol. Being surrounded by dusty old film and wonderful noises from all over the world influenced my work to no small degree.
I’ve been a technician and facilitator for ACTA, a Bristol-based community theatre company, working with various local groups and schools to produce soundtracks for their projects.
I’ve also occasionally been a visiting tutor at Bristol University, teaching sound design for theatre.
And finally - I’m not to be confused with Tim Atack, the composer of soundtracks for Among Giants, Elephant Juice or Krakatoa: The Last Days amongst others, and collaborator with Des’ree. Despite some recent IMDb and Google-related confusions, he is another person entirely, with his own face, legs, arms, and probably a different blood group.