We are delighted to announce that our short film Prick was accepted into the Belfast Film Festival. It’s a true testament to everyone who worked so hard on it and great to be able to premiere it in the place where we shot it. Prick is a short film about a diabetic who is trying to regain the confidence he has lost in his body since his diagnosis. Prick was funded with help from Northern Ireland Screen.
We were commissioned by Scottish legends Deacon Blue to create a video for their catchy new track “This Is A Love Song”. It's not a piece about those grand romantic gestures but instead holding a relationship together though our busy daily lives. The shoot was a little different to normal in that we wanted room in the frame for the “illustrated/thought cloud elements”, which kind of goes against the normal framing instinct and we were constantly fighting the compulsion to re-frame! Shot in one hot day in Leith (yup, there are hot days up North).
Official selection for the 2016 Cork Film Festival
Tom Mccort seeks to regain the confidence he has lost in his body after his diagnosis. Prick is a personal film loosely based on our experiences. We've seen diabetes misrepresented a lot in films and wanted to show it in an honest way. It is estimated that a diabetic manages his diabetes for over 5000 waking hours per year. This film is only 15 minutes. Sounds like heavy stuff but it’s not too bleak, we promise - and its got a title that's short and to the point! (see, not too heavy) Funded by Northern Ireland Screen and shot in Holywood (Belfast) with a very talented cast and crew, it will be hitting the festival circuit early 2017.
Us guys are sometimes pretty bad at showing our emotions, but that doesn't mean we don't feel them. We wanted a simple idea that echoed the simplicity and emotion of the track itself. With a little bit of positivity and humour at the end. Starring Scott and Caroline from the band, the early Sunday morning shoot, served only to enhance their great performances. Watch out for the creepy wooden bunny on the mantelpiece - He watches you wherever you are. We don't use fakes here - the pizza was indeed real, as was the toastie. It was a margarita if you were wondering.
The final part in what has become our "Beam-me-up" trilogy for VerseChorusVerse alongside Nothing Is Easy and No More Years. The brief? Create a video for the most haunting and epic track on his debut album. A daunting challenge which resulted in this Sci-fi Film Noir mashup
Shown at the Portobello Film Festival
The song was inspired by the book The Rider on the White Horse by Theodor Storm so its only fitting that we trekked out to Gullane Beach with OWC and enticed band member Sandy into the sea. Yep it was the middle of December and yep he went fully underwater- anything in the name of art. The result was a trippy, hypnotic video to compliment this fantastically unique track. Psychedelic rock at it's best.
Writer & Producer that also edits. Selected for the EIFF talent lab 2013. Loves dogs, hates spiders. Conflicted about spider-dogs. Yes they might exist - check here for further proof.
Writer & Director with a background in Visual Communication. Dabbles in VFX and technology. Curiously awaiting our domination by Artificial Intelligence.