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
BA Film Production, 1st Class, Arts University Bournemouth
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.
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
Monument Part One - Edinburgh International Film Festival
Ottery - Zinebi Bilboa
Ottery - Glasgow Short Film Festival
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
Rushcart - Edinburgh International Film Festival
Death in a Nut - Glasgow Short Film Festival
Death in a Nut - Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York
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
The Fisherman’s Daughter - Edinburgh International Film Festival
Creative Scotland Short Film Incubator Fund for Death in a Nut
IdeasTap Film Fund for The Fisherman’s Daughter
2018 - Commissioned film as part of Marcia Farquhar’s exhibition at CGP London
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.