Timothy Reckart is an Oscar-nominated writer, director, and animator, best known for directing The Star in 2017 and the Oscar-nominated short Head Over Heels in 2012. Prior to directing, he worked as a stop motion animator, serving as a lead animator on Charlie Kaufman’s Oscar-nominated film Anomalisa and animator on Amazon’s multiple Emmy-winning preschool series Tumble Leaf. In 2015, Variety named him one of its “10 Animators To Watch.”
He holds a master’s degree in directing animation from the National Film & Television School of the UK and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history and literature from Harvard University, where he was awarded the Edward H. Potter Prize for “great enthusiasm and curiosity for truly eclectic learning.” He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
Doodle by Louie Del Carmen, Head of Story on The Star