Midway through his pursuit of a double degree in English Literature and French language at Trinity College, Tim Malieckal decided to take his first step towards the film industry at the New York Film Academy’s film program. After completing a series of short films, and learning how to edit on a flatbed-style Steenbeck, Tim took a course in non-linear editing at Future Media Concepts, where he became a certified Avid editor.
To date, he has worked on a full complement of projects available for a freelance editor in New York’s vibrant scene: from thirty second spots for broadcast to narrative features, with music videos and television shows rounding out his body of work. Hired as the lead editor for a project creating 365 one minute documentaries for a year’s worth of ‘This Day in History’ spots for A&E, Tim achieved critical success with the feature-length documentary film “As the Call, So the Echo’. NYU Tisch student Keir Moreano’s senior thesis documentary concerned his father, a surgeon who rediscovers his purpose through volunteering his services in Vietnam. Well-reviewed by The New York Times and Village Voice, the achievement was considered to be the film’s edit, having whittled over 130 hours of footage into a tight 74 minute film.
Having edited commercials for much of 2008, Tim wrapped up the year with his cut of the Canadian band Woodhands’ song ‘Wasn’t Made for Fighting’, which earned a nomination for Best Music Video for director Asif Mian at the Slamdance Film Festival. After cutting the first five episodes of ‘Viva Daisy’ for Food Network, Tim took over the Lead Editor position for Google in New York City.