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Tom Haines is a writer and director with a focus on human, personal and evocative storytelling. With over ten years experience in the world of music videos filming all over the world and winning many awards for his work; MVAs, Vimeo Staff Picks, festival awards. His signature character based music videos have meant working with artists such as Baxter Dury, Unkle, Jon Hopkins, Temper Trap and New Order. 

He has developed his brand of visual storytelling in the commercial world for clients such as Google, Expedia, Land Rover, KFC, Verizon, IBM, Dove - working with international crews and shooting with outstanding DOPs such as Lol Crawley, Jody Lee Lipes and Steven Annis.

He continues to hone his narrative craft through short films. The latest ‘Bubbly’ was made during the pandemic with actor Barry Ward and Anoushka Lucas, and has played at NY Shorts and Tokyo Lift Off Festivals. He has been developing feature scripts with producer Anna Griffin (Calibre, The Levelling) through iFeatures (BFI, BBC Films) and Torino Film Lab.

After art college, Tom worked in documentaries and factual television, making artist profile films for Tate and V&A, and prior to that on the BBC politics show as a director-editor. He studied film at the Surrey Institute of Art, graduating in 2001 when his student short film ‘In Memory Of’ was nominated at Clermont-Ferrand.