Judd Tilyard

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Judd Tilyard
Born Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Occupation Film Director and Producer

Judd Tilyard (born 15 August 1978) is an Australian film director and producer, based in Toronto since 2010 where he is the co-owner and head of Production at Dimeworth Films.[1]

Best known for his ongoing cult success as both a director and producer, Tilyard has been working with James O'Barr to develop an adaptation of the Frame 137 comic created by James O'Barr.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Tilyard received a scholarship to the Queensland School of Film and Television graduating in 1996 his final year film Hot Crusty Death, the story of two rival pizza delivering Ninjas, gained underground success winning numerous awards and screening in over 20 international festivals.[citation needed]

Tilyard went on to direct several other acclaimed and award winning films such as Whaleboat, Sniffer, and Faithless[3] establishing DarcStorm Productions in 2001,[4] under which he produced and directed music videos and live visuals for various major labels and artists including the acclaimed video 'Sculptor of flesh' for Norwegian metal band "1349" and displays for Gatecrasher and Roger Sanchez.

In 2008 he produced the action horror feature film Sleeper, starring former WWE champion Raven before joining Dimeworth Films [5] and relocating to Canada in 2010. Tilyard went on to produce Battleground[6] with Ayz Waraich, the 80's-style cult action film was released internationally in 2011 and is scheduled for release in North America in 2012.


Feature Film[edit]

Short Film[edit]

  • Tubes (2008) Co-Producer [9]
  • The Walk (2007) Director
  • The Kangaroo (2006) Director [10]
  • Goodbyes (2006) Writer/Director/Producer
  • Leonard Wants to Kill Himself (2006) Co-Writer/Co-Director/Co-Producer
  • Roadkill (2005) Producer
  • Little Witches (2005) Producer
  • Faithless (2004) Director [11]
  • Painter (2004) Producer
  • Method School (2004) Producer
  • Sniffer (2003) Director [12]
  • Pests (2003) Producer
  • The Machine (2002) Producer [13]
  • Version of Events (2000) Producer [14]
  • Whaleboat (2000) Director [15]
  • Hot Crusty Death (1997) Director/Producer [16]

External links[edit]

Official Site: www.dimeworth.com