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Tom Speers


Tom Speers’s work is characterised by his lyrical style, natural ability for casting and keen eye for photography, creating a spontaneity and poetry felt on screen. The London based director found breakout success with his award winning short film, “Boy Saint,” a portrait of adolescence and the longing of the human heart.. Speers built on the momentum generated by his debut short and has emerged as one of the most sought after up-and-coming talents in commercials and music videos. Most recently, Tom directed “Highlights,” a music video for fellow Irishman James Vincent McMorrow, conceived of and executed during the height of the pandemic. Composed of portraits, time-lapse photography, as well as Super 8mm, Speers evokes a surreal, dreamlike depiction of everyday life, capturing the artist James and his daughter.