Tyron Montgomery is a film director and media creative. Originally raised in Ireland, near Limerick, Montgomery today is a German citizen, living and working in Munich.
After studying physics in Wuppertal, Tyron Montgomery studied visual communication at the School of Fine Arts in Kassel, focusing on film, animation, and photography. He passed with the highest distinction in 1998.
In 1996, while still a student, he directed his debut film Quest which should become the most successful German short film ever, winning the Academy Award for the Best Animated Short Film and more than 40 international awards. Especially the Oscar let the unknown student shoot to fame almost overnight. Quest, was included in the Animation Show of Shows and other best-of-animation collections.
In 1997, as the youngest person in history, Tyron Montgomery was decorated with the Goethe Badge of Honor, the highest decoration of the Ministry of Arts & Science of Hesse, "in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the cultural landscape of the State of Hesse" as is says in the ministry's official statement.
In the same year, a liaison with the French actress AurÃ©lia Nolin, best known for playing "Lena" in Ã‰ric Rohmer's movie A Summer's Tale, led Tyron Montgomery to Paris where he lived and worked the following three years, especially as lighting director and video artist for theater productions. But mainly he worked in London and Bristol on technically challenging commercials as director, lighting cameraman, and VFX supervisor. During this period, he developed the Interlaced Light Recording, a special recording procedure which reduces costs while allowing more flexibility in the post-production.