Biography

 

Tom Chick (1989) is Scottish filmmaker based in London. His early films existed within a traditional narrative structure but he has since transitioned to working in a more fluid and reactive way; alternating between shooting, collecting sound and editing, building the films meaning and narrative in an organic process.

His work often draws on British Folklore, and recently has used his own domesticity as an entrance point to explore more universal themes of time and inheritance, juxtaposing it with elemental folklore as a means to trigger these broader readings.

HIs most recent, ongoing film ‘Monument’(2015-18) which explores these themes premieres at this years Edinburgh International Film Festival, his sixth time showing there

 

EDUCATION

BA Film Production, 1st Class, Arts University Bournemouth

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 - CGP London, part of Marcia' Farquhar’s THE DOGS’ BOLEX film project

2017 - Screening tour of rural Nova Scotia, ‘New/Old Scotland’ curated by Atlantic Filmmakers Co-Op & Edinburgh International Film Festival.

2014 - John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, ‘Anti-Academy’ curated by Alice Maude-Roxby.

2013 - Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, ’Collective Observations: Folklore & Photography’ curated by the Museum of British Folklore.

 

SCREENINGS

2018

  • Monument: Parts One and Two - Edinburgh International Film Festival

  • Monument: Part One - London Short Film Festival

  • Death in a Nut - Cellu l’Art International Short Film Festival, Jena

2017

  • Monument Part One - Edinburgh International Film Festival

2016

  • Ottery - Zinebi Bilboa

  • Ottery - Glasgow Short Film Festival

2015

  • Ottery - Cafe Oto, London, as part of Trembling Bells residency

  • Ottery - Edinburgh International Film Festival

  • The Fisherman’s Daughter - Filmhouse, Edinburgh as part of Folk Film Gathering

2013

  • Rushcart - Edinburgh International Film Festival

  • Death in a Nut - Glasgow Short Film Festival

  • Death in a Nut - Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York

2012

  • Death in a Nut - Edinburgh International Film Festival

  • Death in a Nut - Inverness Film Festival

  • Death in a Nut - Schnitt Short Film Festival

  • The Fisherman’s Daughter - Glasgow Short Film Festival

2011

  • The Fisherman’s Daughter - Edinburgh International Film Festival

 

COMMISSIONS

2011 

  • Creative Scotland Short Film Incubator Fund for Death in a Nut

2010

  • IdeasTap Film Fund for The Fisherman’s Daughter

 

 

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

2018 - Commissioned film as part of Marcia Farquhar’s exhibition at CGP London

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFO

As a freelance video editor he has worked for clients including Tate, Tiffany & Co., Hermès, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Creative Scotland, i-D, Coach, Ivy Park and Dazed. 

Since 2013 he has worked with fashion photographer and artist Jamie Hawkesworth as an editor, sound recordist & sound designer including on ‘Preston Bus Station’ (16mm/8 min/2013) and ‘Colombia’ (3 screen/35mm/16 min/2017) which screened most recently as part of his solo exhibition ‘Landscape With Tree’ at Huis Marseille in Amsterdam, 2018. 

Since 2013 he has worked with Scottish Psych Folk band Trembling Bells and Alex Nielson to make music videos and has worked in collaboration with Alex on his work most recently with Monument.

 

PRESS

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2012/oct/18/exhibitionist-art-shows

http://www.culture24.org.uk/art/photography-and-film/art410218

http://www.theargus.co.uk/leisure/arts/9982295.Collective_Observations/

http://shorts.cineuropa.org/sh.aspx?t=article&t2=news&did=345032

http://www.theskinny.co.uk/festivals/uk-festivals/film/scottish-talent-at-edinburgh-international-film-festival