Ty Roberts


Ty is an Austin-based filmmaker whose work has been produced and seen around the globe.  Ty studied under Werner Herzog at the inaugural Rogue Film School in 2011 and previously graduated from the University of Texas. He also holds a Film Certificate from New York University.  His short film, “These Wild Plains”, played at international festivals including the Cannes Short Film Corner, Guadalajara Film Festival, Lucerne Film Festival and Cartagena Film Festival. For nearly a decade, Ty resided in Argentina where he worked as a freelance producer for studios such as Walt Disney developing a feature documentary “Magical Patagonia” for their DisneyNature division and as a location scout for various “Narnia” Films. He also worked as a location manager for Paul Haggis’ Route 66 Films and for Kathryn Bigelow’s drug lord heist feature to be produced by Paramount Pictures. Ty produced the award winning documentary, “The Path of the Condor” narrated by Viggo Mortensen, which aired on the Discovery Channel. While living in Mexico Ty directed the short film “Luz del Mundo”, starring Austin Nichols, about the death of beat-legend Neal Cassady which premiered at Guanajuato Film Festival.  Ty has also worked as a cinematographer on award winning documentaries and as a producer on several non-scripted television series for VH1, CMT, ESPN, The Outdoor Channel and ABC. As a partner and co-founder of TourGigs Ty has directed dozens of live concert shoots for bands like The Head and The Heart, John Bon Jovi, Willie Nelson, The Strokes, The Avett Brothers as well as numerous music videos that have aired on Palladia, Hulu and AXS TV Channels. “This Side of the Dirt” is Ty’s first theatrical play as a director though his love of the stage runs deep having performed as a youngster in works like “Oliver Twist” and “Pecos Bill”. In early 2016 Ty directed the feature film adaptation of the play “This Side of the Dirt” and looks forward to releasing the film at festivals in 2016.