Red Antelope Films was founded by Academy Award nominated filmmakers Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger. The press has described their unique filmmaking style as “engrossing,” “poignant,” “beautifully cinematic” and “intensely human.” Separately, Tim and Jennifer have each built a diverse body of work around the world over the past ten years – Tim as a cinematographer and Jennifer as a director and producer. They first met in 2008 and joined forces in the South Pacific to follow the relocation efforts of some of the world’s first climate refugees. That film – Sun Come Up – was nominated for an Academy Award in 2011, broadcast on HBO, and screened in theaters across the US and over 50 festivals worldwide. They’ve been together ever since. Their latest film, the feature documentary Tocando la Luz, premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Festival in 2015 and won the Charles E. Guggenheim Award.
Merging cinematic vision with an authentic and human storytelling approach, Jennifer and Tim bring their unique experiences to each project, be it theatrical, television, or branded content. They are currently developing two feature documentaries.
Jennifer Redfearn is an Academy Award nominated documentary director and producer. She directed the 2011 Academy Award nominated film, Sun Come Up, about a small island community losing their homeland to rising seas. Sun Come Up screened on HBO after a successful theatrical run in thirty U.S. cities. Her recent film, Tocando La Luz (Touch the Light), tells the story of three blind Cuban women and their fight for independence. It premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Festival where it won the Charles E. Guggenheim Award. Recent career highlights also include field directing the 2015 SXSW audience award winner, Landfill Harmonic, and producing several short multimedia stories for MediaStorm. Jennifer has received a fellowship from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and grants from the NEA, Fork Films, Jerome Foundation, Chicken & Egg Pictures, NYSCA, and NYWIFT. Her films have been supported by ITVS, IFP, and the Hot Docs Forum. She has taught documentary filmmaking at Columbia University and NYU.
Director of Photography, Producer
Tim Metzger is an Academy Award and Emmy nominated cinematographer and filmmaker with over a decade of experience filming documentaries, commercials and fiction films. He has filmed in more than 20 countries for networks and clients including HBO, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, CNN, Puma, Lincoln, Chrysler, TED and San Pellegrino. Tim was nominated for an Academy Award for Sun Come Up (HBO) and an Emmy for Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live (History). He served as director of photography on the Emmy-nominated landmark miniseries RISING: Rebuilding Ground Zero (Discovery/Dreamworks), executive produced by Steven Spielberg, and the new National Geographic series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman. Tim is known for his ability to blend the authentic intimacy of nonfiction filmmaking with an eye for cinematic scope and movement. Tim is also a producer on Red Antelope Films’ Sun Come Up and Tocando la Luz.
Clients & Broadcasters
Over the past ten years, Tim and Jennifer have created content for theatrical release, major television broadcasters, non-profit organizations, and businesses. Below are some of the companies we’ve worked for as a team and independently.
Funders and Supporters
Our independent films have been made with generous support from the following organizations.