Tom has been making films since the age of ten when he picked up his dad’s 8mm movie camera, a superhero cape, and a handful of smoke bombs. 

His films have been featured at the American Museum of Natural History, the Walker Art Center, and the Guggenheim. His work has been televised nationally and internationally, airing on PBS, Bravo, and The Independent Film Channel.

Tom, a veteran of the Sundance Film Festival, attended the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters and Directors Labs to workshop his feature project PUSHING DEAD—a love story between a man and his disease. He was the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship for the same project and was named one of the “25 New Faces of Indie Film” by Filmmaker Magazine. PUSHING DEAD premiered at Frameline 2016 and won the Best Feature Audience Award.

At the Fall 2016 Film Residency, Tom presented “Finding the Funny in Sensitive Subject Matter,” in which he discussed the challenges of writing, directing, and distributing his short and feature films.