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Ever since he was 3 years old, Tom wanted to be in TV and movies. Something about it just drew him in. And it wasn't just because it was a comfortable place to sit.

Ever since he was 3 years old, Tom wanted to be in TV and movies. Something about it just drew him in. And it wasn't just because it was a comfortable place to sit.

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And then at 12, Star Wars happened. Tom became obsessed with how it was created so he learned all he could. At 15, with the family camera, he made one of the first Star Wars fan films on Super-8 film in 1980. It ignited a passion for movie-making.

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By 19, he had such an extensive short film portfolio, he was awarded an entrance scholarship in York University's Film Production Program, where he created their first animated film. It received Honorable Mention at the 1989 NYAC Animation Festival, a contest populated with entrants from the prestigious Canadian animation school, Sheridan College.

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After graduating with Honours in Production and Screenwriting, he took a job producing television for five years where he received numerous awards for shows he both wrote and directed.

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Tom moved to Vancouver to focus on visual effects in TV, most notably SyFy's "Eureka," which was nominated for an Emmy for Visual Effects for the pilot episode. In 2009, he returned to Toronto to work on "Alphas," "Star Trek Discovery," and "Marvel's Runaways."

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Now, Tom is bringing together all the disciplines of writing, directing and visual effects to create his own short films while developing feature and television projects that will highlight his passion for storytelling.