Writer. Director. Stop Motion Animator. Prop and Miniature Builder.


Tim Tracey is an award winning stop motion animator/writer/director based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Working primarily with reclaimed materials, he fabricates vast worlds to tell his surreal stories. Creating old school practical effects, he approaches animation like a magician.

His practice ranges from feature length documentaries, to no-holds-barred action, to experimental stop motion animation.

His short animated films Kreb (2013) and DataMine (2016) have screened at prominent festivals at home and abroad, and recognized with awards including:

Screen Nova Scotia Awards 2017 – DANS (Digital Animators of Nova Scotia) Award for Artistic Achievement in
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West Coast Film Festival – Elbert Lewis Award – Best Soundtrack – DataMine

West Coast Film Festival – Elbert Lewis Award – Best Music Video 2017 – When you need a helmet

West Coast Film Festival – Grand Jury Platinum Award Best Animation 2017 – DataMine

Houston Worldfest 2017 – Grand-ExperimentalDataMine

REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival – Special Mention – 2017DataMine

Screen Nova Scotia Awards 2015 – Best Short FilmKreb

Atlantic Film Festival 2013 – Best Animated ShortKreb

Houston Worldfest 2014 – Best Animated ShortKreb