Ham & Rye was formed July 1, 2001 by owner Tim Hamilton. For ten years prior Tim practiced law as a criminal defense attorney. In order to relieve stress, Tim had undertaken the hobby of performing as a stage actor for six years. This endeavor led to a variety of odd roles and jobs including miscellaneous radio character voices and standĖup comedy. All this while Tim had been investing his backstage time in his first love - writing.
Timís writing soon developed two full-length stage plays, seven short film scripts and three completed feature film scripts and two feature scripts which are still under construction. Soon Tim began to produce his short films and television commercials.
After assisting friends in other various film endeavors, Tim felt it was time to form his own production company and Ham & Rye was born.