DIRECTOR | PRODUCER | WRITER
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Tom Waller is an award-winning film producer, writer & director originally from Bangkok, Thailand. His recent work includes directing the first narrative feature film about the Thai Cave Rescue which captivated the world in the summer of 2018, THE CAVE, which he also wrote and produced. The film received its World Premiere at the Busan International Film Festival in 2019, before screening at the BFI London, Vancouver, Cork, Cairo and Kerala film festivals. It went on to receive a wide theatrical release across Southeast Asia and parts of Europe, as well as a VOD release in Canada (under the title CAVE RESCUE).
His previous work THE LAST EXECUTIONER, a Thai language biopic about Thailand’s last death row prison executioner Chavoret Jaruboon, won much critical acclaim after premiering in competition at the Shanghai International Film Festival in 2014 and winning the Best Picture award at Thailand’s 2015 Golden Doll awards - he also won Best Director at the Dhaka International Film Festival. The film was acquired by Netflix, along with his previous title, MINDFULNESS AND MURDER, a murder mystery which was nominated for 5 Thai National Film Awards including Best Screenplay and Best Director.
Tom is also an experienced line producer and co-producer having worked for Millennium Films in Hollywood (MECHANIC: RESURRECTION) and China’s Wanda Pictures (BATTLE OF MEMORIES), and is an alumni of the EAVE Programme and Berlinale Talents. He holds a PG/Dip in Film Production from the Northern Film School in Leeds, England, where his debut feature film MONK DAWSON had its World Premiere as the Closing Gala of the Leeds Film Festival festival in 1997, before having a UK release and showing on BBC Two.
M U S I C V I D E O W O R K:
Tom's music video directing work includes the iconic MV for Thai pop princess Tata Young's "El Nin-YO!" single on her 'Temperature Rising' album for Sony BMG Music Entertainment's label.
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All of the films that Tom has directed premiered at 'A' list film festivals, achieved a theatrical release and garnered signficant critical acclaim:
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Tom's TV commercial work includes the launch campaign for RAWGANIC - Organic Facial Soap with Thai actress and brand presenter Sara Legge.