Films by Tim Thompson




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Toronto filmmaker Tim Thompson is best known for his thought provoking music montages that opened Hockey Night In Canada telecasts on the CBC. Millions of people have been moved by these stirring pieces, that touch the heart, awaken the past, and shake the inner spirit.
His work continues, under his own independent production company, and at the CBC.  The former professional hockey player, and self-taught artist has also made an array of documentaries, music videos and short films.
Here are a few examples of his body of work.

It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken – CBC’s Beijing 2022 Olympic Closing

The Weight Of The Snow – CBC’s Beijing 2022 Olympic Opening

Montreal by The Tragically Hip (Official Music Video)

The Promise – CBC’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Opening

NHL Alumni Association – The House We Built 2021 Video

2020 – CBC Sports Year In Review

Untitled by Gord Downie (Official Music Video)

No Solace by Gord Downie (Official Music Video)

The Heart of Humanity

“Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?” by The Skydiggers (Official Music Video)

In This Together – A tribute to all the front line workers battling the coronavirus.

Yuzuru Hanyu – Born To Skate

The Tragically Hip – Dave Powell Tribute Film

Swim Drink Fish Canada 2019 Gala Film

Lost Together – 2019 Tribute to Canadian Olympic Athletes

“The Barricade” – 1 of 15 videos made for Lowest of the Low’s new album AGITPOP

“Midnight MaryAnne” video for Lowest Of The Low

“Permanent Revolution” video for Lowest Of The Low

“Imogene” video for Lowest Of The Low

For Her… 2019 International Women’s Day Tribute Film

Bob Cole Tribute for The Toronto Maple Leafs

Jay Baruchel & The Heart Of The Montreal Canadiens

The Leafs & The Magic Of Saturday Night (Arkells song premiere)

Gord Downie 2018 Juno Awards Tribute with Sarah Harmer, Kevin Hearn and Dallas Green

Pull Me Through – My Tribute to Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir

And Then Some… 2018 Winter Olympic Games CBC Closing Montage

The Heart – CBC 2018 Winter Olympic Games Opening

Winter Fighters – My Tribute to Gord Downie

Rise Up…The Sequel to The Maple Leafs Forever, with Arkells “11:11” + “Knocking At The Door”

Long Time Running – The Tragically Hip documentary trailer

Natural Beauty – 2017 Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Film

The Tragically Hip – A National Celebration, Kingston Concert Opening 08.20.16

The Gift – Ron MacLean Christmas Film

The Maple Leafs Forever – 2017 Playoffs Version

Ahead By A Century – The Rio Olympics Closing Montage

Born To It – Extended trailer from the 2009 feature documentary about 5 independent Toronto songwriters, and the roads they travel to sustain their artistic existence.

Terry Fox Tribute

Dance Me To The End Of Love – Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir go deep at the Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts

Ron Hawkins and the Inspiration of Kensington Market

“False Alarm” by Grey Lands – Official Music Video

“That Was The Summer” by Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs – Official Music Video

Petty Victories “Wait It Out” Album Previews –  #3 Tremble

Eric Lindros Hockey Hall Of Fame Induction Film

True Colors – The Rio Paralympics Closing Montage

Hope – The CBC’s 2016 Rio Olympics Opening

SwimDrinkFish – Lake Ontario Waterkeeper film

“We, The Undersigned” A short film about songwriter John K. Samson’s petition to get Reggie Leach into the Hockey Hall Of Fame

The Maple Leafs Forever

Rose Tattoo – The Rivalry between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens

Footsteps – Hockey Night In Canada 60th Anniversary Feature

Sarajevo & The Power Of Hockey

Dear Canada

I Will Wait By The Fire – The Strumbellas open Hockey Night In Canada

Two Solitudes – Jay Baruchel on Hockey Night In Canada

Leonard Cohen opens Hockey Night In Canada

Tall Tall Shadow – Basia Bulat opens Hockey Night In Canada

Gord Downie, The Sadies & The Conquering Sun – Crater on Hockey Night In Canada

For Whom The Bell Tolls… 2014 Hockey Night In Canada opening

Reflektor… Arcade Fire open Hockey Night In Canada

Out Here In The Fields… 2013 Hockey Night In Canada playoff opener Baba O’Riley

Hey Hey, My My – Neil Young on Hockey Night In Canada

Gordon Lightfoot and the Toronto Maple Leafs

4, Jean Beliveau

Al Purdy and The Poetry of Outdoor Hockey with Dave Bidini

Ron MacLean, Peterborough & The Heart of Hockey