About Tim Rayner

Tim Rayner is the writer of the award-winning short film, ‘Coalition of the Willing’ (2010). His book Life Changing: A Philosophical Guide is available on Amazon, Kobo, and iTunes.

Tim grew up in Auckland, New Zealand, with formative stints in Indonesia and the UK. He recieved his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Sydney in 2003. Between 2002 and 2008, he taught philosophy at USydney and the University of New South Wales, and edited the e-journal, Contretemps. He has published academic research including Foucault’s Heidegger: Philosophy and Transformative Experience (Continuum 2007).

Tim co-wrote the collaborative film ‘Coalition of the Willing’ (2010), directed by British film maker Simon Robson. Coalition was made by a network of 20 animation teams totalling 77 people. You can watch the film here. Coalition won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Hampton International Film Festival, Best Short Film at the 2012 San Francisco Green Film Festival,¬†and Best Environmental Short Film at 2011 FlickerFest Sydney.

Tim tweets. Follow him @timrayner01


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3 Responses to About Tim Rayner

  1. Laurie says:

    The novel looks cool. Are you going to be doing research for the next one during your trip to the US next year?

  2. Laurie says:

    hey, I just put an order in to buy your transformative experience book. Looks fascinating!

  3. admin says:

    US research? Absolutely. First, though, I’ll need to visit half a dozen sites on the east coast to check that my Google Maps research for the last one was correct. I tried to locate the action in real sites, which took some imagination since I was viewing them from 200 ft in the air!