Los Angeles, California, USA
Chey is a devout Evangelical Christian. When not making films, Chey is active in helping with prison ministries, nursing home ministries, and evangelizing. Chey worked as an entertainment lawyer for 2 years.
In 1997, he wrote and directed Fakin' Da Funk about a Chinese boy growing up in an African-American neighbourhood, starring among others Pam Grier, Bo Jackson, and Nell Carter, for USA Networks. The film was nominated for the Golden Starfish Award at the 1997 Hamptons International Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the 1997 Urbanworld Film Festival.
In 2002, Chey finished the feature film Gone, a movie about three lawyers who deal with the Rapture. While working with films at USC, Chey was the recipient of the prestigious ‘Spirit of the Independent’ award for Best Director.
In 2004, Chey flew around the world to make the feature documentary Impact: The Passion of the Christ that looked at the impact of the movie The Passion of the Christ around the world. "Impact" had its debut in Dallas at the American Film Renaissance festival, was released in theaters in the Sacramento-area in December 2004 and went to video shortly thereafter; it was met by mixed reviews, from both explicitly Christian and liberal reviewers.
In 2006, he finished writing and directing The Genius Club, starring Stephen Baldwin, Tom Sizemore, Jack Scalia, and Paula Jai Parker. In 2008, he finished his 5th film, 'Live Fast, Die Young,' about an A-list star who dies at a Hollywood party and a group of 10 Hollywood insiders seeking redemption in the aftermath.
- The Genius Club
- Impact: The Passion of the Christ
- Joel Comm
- Fakin' Da Funk
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- by Donald James Parker, thechristianpulse.com, The Christian Pulse, Tim Chey featured interview, Retrieved 10-12-2008
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- fancast.com, Tim Chey bio, Retrieved 10-12-2008
- "Crossed Cultures". The Village Voice. July 20, 1999. Retrieved 2008-10-04.
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- Facin' Da Funk awards and nominations, Retrieved 10-12-2008
- "Taking a look at impact of 'The Passion'" (fee required). The Sacramento Bee. December 4, 2004. Retrieved 2008-10-04.
- Schulz, Kathryn (October 24, 2004). "Con Flicks". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-10-04.
- Review by Angie Ward on Christianity Today
- Review by Jonny Lieberman on Ruthless Reviews
- Review by Brett Wills on Christian Spotlight
- "Se estrena en México Duelo de genios, cinta sobre el terrorismo". La Crónica de Hoy. September 20, 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-04.
- "HERE & NOW: FILM". The Washington Post. March 11, 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-04.
- by Norm Schrager, filmcritic.com,"The Genius Club, A film review by Norm Schrager", Retrieved 10-12-2008
- The Dove Foundation, christiancinema.com, review of The Genius Club, Retrieved 10-12-2008
- by Jonny Lieberman, ruthlessreviews.com, review of Impact: The Passion of the Christ, Retrieved 10-12-2008
- by Angie Ward, christianitytoday.com, March 1, 2005, review of Impact: The Passion of The Christ, Retrieved 10-12-2008
- by Joel Comm, joelcomm.com, June 8, 2004, "Gone - A Review", Retrieved 10-12-2008
- by Brendan Kelly, variety.com, November 2, 1997, review of Fakin' Da Funk, Retrieved 10-12-2008
- by Rainbow Chung, nndb.com, review of Fakin' Da Funk, Retrieved 10-12-2008
- tcm.com, Tim Chey filmography at Turner Classic Movies, Retrieved 10-12-2008
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