“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.”
— Oscar Wilde
Timothy Sorel teaches students at the University of Florida how to produce news, narratives, documentaries, and other programming using Adobe tools. He is also a documentary and feature-film director as well as a director of photography. Sorel’s work is an eclectic mix of human rights issues and stories of the human spirit, as well as historical documentaries. He produced and directed Women, Children and AIDS, which aired on PBS. In 2006 Sorel received a regional EMMY nomination for Gridiron Gators: 100 Years of Florida Gator Football, a documentary distributed by Warner Bros. He also was the director of photography for James Babanikos’ Somewhere Beyond, a feature-length drama shot in Gainesville. In 2012, Sorel completed the documentary film The Trap of Saving Cambodia, which focuses on the United States and China funneling billions in aid to a repressive Cambodian government. In 2013, Sorel was the Associate Producer and Director of Photography for a segment of LifeCasters, a PBS series that aired nationally.
Sorel is now working on a film concerning Pediatric Autoimmune Neurological Syndrome (PANS), a controversial medical diagnosis in small children. While doctors disagree on the condition and treatment, it’s the children and families that suffer.