Tim Story

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Tim Story
Timothy Kevin Story

(1970-03-13) March 13, 1970 (age 49)
Alma materUSC School of Cinematic Arts (1991)[1]
OccupationDirector, producer
Years active1997–present
OrganizationThe Story Company

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.

Early life[edit]

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]


Year Title Director Producer Writer Notes
1997 One of Us Tripped Yes No No Also editor
1999 The Firing Squad Yes No Yes
2002 Barbershop Yes No No
2004 Taxi Yes No No
2005 Fantastic Four Yes No No
2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Yes No No
2008 First Sunday No Yes No
2010 Hurricane Season Yes No No
2012 Think Like a Man Yes No No
2014 Ride Along Yes No No
Think Like a Man Too Yes No No
2016 Ride Along 2 Yes No No
2019 Shaft Yes No No
2021 Tom and Jerry Yes No No
TBA Ride Along 3 Yes No No
Corduroy[7] Yes No No

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

Music videos[edit]


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
Ice Cube ☑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
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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