Tim McCann is a New York based independent filmmaker. He attended film school at S.U.N.Y. Purchase. His first feature film, "Desolation Angels" (1997), won the International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) at the Toronto Film Festival and the Merchant Ivory/Kodak Award at the Telluride Film Festival, and was Critic's Choice at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Directors Jonathan Demme and Barbet Schroeder presented the film during a limited theatrical release, where it landed on several "best films of the year" lists (Village Voice, Chicago Reader, etc.). "Revolution #9" (2002), which starred Adrienne Shelly, Michael Risley, Spalding Gray, and Callie Thorne, also premiered at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals. Variety called the film "a highly assured, ambitious pic located somewhere between the loopy fantasy of David Cronenberg's 'Videodrome' and the harsh sterility of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.'" "Revolution #9" won several awards, most notably the 2003 Media Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) for its accurate depiction of schizophrenia. "Runaway" (2005) with Aaron Stanford, Robin Tunney, Melissa Leo and Terry Kinney premiered at Toronto. Variety called it "a slacker psycho thriller that will keep audiences off balance till the bitter end. ...Paralyzing performances." "Runaway" won Best Feature Film at the Austin Film Festival. McCann has guest lectured at Ithaca College, Cornell University, The New School, Boston University, and taught film at S.U.N.Y. Purchase and U.N.C.S.A.