Timothy Mahoney has over 35 years of experience in the fields of film and media. He attended a local film school in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which sparked an interest and a love for filmmaking. Although he was unable to finish the film school because of family obligations, his love of the art and media business continued to grow and flourish. Early in his career, he combined his love of media with his talent as a musician and opened a studio in his home where he recorded jingles for local businesses. Soon after, he landed his first job with a local ad agency.
In 1989, he launched his own video production company, the Mahoney Media Group, headquartered in Minneapolis. Mahoney Media Group has been working with local and national companies for more than 25 years and focuses on helping its clients develop their brand.
Mahoney loved the work he was able to do with Mahoney Media, but he had a burning desire to do something truly creative. In 2000, he heard about a project that attempted to trace the route of the Israelite’s Exodus from Egypt, and it captured his attention in a profound way.
Soon after, Thinking Man Films and Media was born. The brain child of Mahoney, the company “explores the world we live in and encourages people to question what they have been told about culture, science, history and religion.” His company develops web content, curriculum for schools, television and film programming, and publishes books.
In 2015, Thinking Man Films released Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus, a project that was 12 years in the making. The film debuted in 650 theaters nationwide and held the top spot on Amazon for documentaries in August of that year. In it, Mahoney attempts to discover if the Biblical account of Exodus in the Bible is truth or fiction. He has literally traveled around the world for the past 12 years doing research, visiting archaeological sites, and speaking with some of the top scholars in archaeology in the world to answer the fundamental question of whether we can trust the story of the Exodus. His findings are controversial, yet compelling at the same time. His hope is that people’s biases will be challenged and the patterns of evidence that he has uncovered may come to be seen as fact.
To date, the documentary has won 13 awards, including awards from the Big Bear International Film Festival, the ReelheART International Film and Screenplay Festival in Toronto, and the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival.