My latest for the Carrboro Citizen newspaper is a profile of cinematographer Tim Orr (Eastbound & Down, Choke).

Caught on Film


by Margot C. Lester

Tim Orr in location in Ireland.

Like a lot of folks, Tim Orr bounced around after college, looking for a career that would stick.

“After working a series of really crappy jobs, I started to have an artistic awakening of sorts,” says Orr, the Hendersonville, N.C.-born cinematographer of several great indie films and some of your favorite Eastbound & Down episodes.

“I began to paint and write. Then I started to watch movies seriously. That’s when I thought that it was something that I wanted to do with my life.” (Read more here)


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