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Tim Kirkby: From film school rejection to directing Mel Gibson and Charlie Hunnam in LAST LOOKS

‘In 1997 I got on a plane with a guy called Christopher and his girlfriend…we got on really well and went to dinner…We agreed to watch each other’s films (his a feature, mine a short)…I went to see his film. It was brilliant. His name was Christopher Nolan. He saw my film too. He started out in a similar way to me…’

Tim Kirkby has done it the hard way.

Film school rejection

Rejected from film school, he wrote 50 letters to production and post production companies. Kirkby threw himself into filmmaking to learn the craft and got a break as a runner. His credits include hits like Fleabag (2016 – 2019) and, now, Last Looks (2022) which features an all-star cast (more on that further below).

Check out this brief but fascinating interview with Tim Kirkby who can be proud to call himself a director and filmmaker. LAST LOOKS is OUT NOW in Theaters, On Demand and Digital.

Last Looks with an all-star cast

Written by Howard Michael Gould (Mr. 3000), LAST LOOKS features an all-star cast including Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”, The Gentlemen), Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, “Homeland”), Mel Gibson (Lethal WeaponBraveheart), Rupert Friend (Young Victoria, “Homeland”), Lucy Fry (Bright, “Godfather of Harlem”), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings, “Lost”), and Cliff “Method Man” Smith (Concrete Cowboy, “Power Book II: Ghost”).

LOGLINE: Charlie Waldo (Charlie Hunnam) is an ex-LAPD superstar who left the force and now lives a life of simplicity and solitude deep in the woods. Alistair Pinch (Mel Gibson) is an eccentric actor who spends his days drunk on the set of his TV show. When Pinch’s wife is found dead, he is the prime suspect and Waldo is convinced to come out of retirement to investigate what happened. The case finds Waldo contending with gangsters, Hollywood executives and pre-school teachers, all in pursuit of clearing Pinch’s name … or confirming his guilt.


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