Titus Banyoh / Sunday, 21 July 2013 13:28

timah copyPassion is a guarantee for success. This assertion best suits Simon Timah. This Holland-based Cameroonian filmmaker is already making his weight felt in the Netherlands and neighbouring Belgium as his passion for the seventh art that started at a tender age of eight, when he performed Bible messages in Church is now paying off.

Before moving into movies, I had been translating sermons preached by my father, Rev. Timah and other Men of God of the Apostolic Church into drama, Timah told TIPTOPSTARS

When Timah relocated to Europe, little did his peers know that he would consolidate the movie dreams he had nursed from childhood. This multi-faceted Cameroonian has been into commercial movies since 2008, writing, acting producing and shooting movies for other filmmakers around his vicinity.

...Since then, Ive been involved in nine productions, two of which are my personal productions, Timah continued.

Will You Forgive Her?, Timahs maiden movie earned the dynamic filmmaker a Best Director award in the first edition of the +237 Elegance Movie Awards organized in The Netherlands last year.

The 1.65m  tall Cameroonian who hails from Batibo in the North West Region and holder of a BSc in Geography from the University of Buea and a certificate in filmmaking from the SAE Institute of Digital Film Production, Rotterdam , Holland , advices debutants in the art to remain focused and work hard to build a career rather than give up midway.

As a filmmaker one always has to deal with human beings which you and I know is hurciulean. You just have to be able to reconcile attitudes and get things in order especially the first phase of production where you deal with a lot of people, said the award-winning director.

Perhaps it is his passion in the seventh art that Timah could not hide when he said: Passion is the heartbeat of filmmaking. This passion cannot be complete without the required elements necessary to complete the process, reason why Timah set up his own production house Timah Vision, which sees the production of his movies as well as those of other filmmakers around him.

Timah who comes from a strictly Pentecostal background would brighten up when listening to gospel music, go around clad in anything blue and would like to be served with a plate of achu, a traditional delicacy from the parts of the North West region of Cameroon.


Last Updated on Monday, 22 July 2013 10:18


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