Tom Evans is an award-winning Director who spent the first 7 years of his career making documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, al-Jazeera International and many more. 'Return to Nablus', his documentary book-ending a year-in-the-life of two Palestinian schools, was nominated for an International Emmy for best current affairs documentary. Other accolades include a nomination for Channel 4's Young Documentary Director of the Year, winning The Japan Prize, an RTS and directing on the first and second series of Channel 4's Emmy-award-winning and Bafta-nominated, Battlefront - all before he was 30.
Tom has since taken his storytelling skills and applied them to short-form narrative pieces, both fiction and branded films. His debut short narrative, Into the Surf, had it's world premiere at Palm Springs International Shortfest and is screening at Raindance, Hollyshorts, Oaxaca and many more international festivals throughout the year. He's currently writing his second short, with production hopefully happening later in the year.
He will also be acting as a programmer for the Manchester Film Festival and part of the jury for the 2016 festival.
Name: Tom Evans
Lives in: London, England
Occupation: Director and Screenwriter
One-Reeler Short Film Awards in L.A. - 'Best Cinematography' (for 'Into the Surf')
One-Reeler Short Film Awards in L.A. - 'Best Music' (for 'Into the Surf')
One-Reeler Short Film Awards in L.A. - 'Award of Excellence' (for 'Into the Surf')
Manchester Film Festival - Jury Special Mention for 'Outstanding Lead Actor' (for 'Into the Surf')
Manchester Film Festival - Jury Special Mention for 'Outstanding Cinematography' (for 'Into the Surf')
Channel 4's 'Young Documentary Director of the Year' (for my body of work, before the age of 30 - nomination)
International Emmy for 'Best Current Affairs Documentary' (for 'Return to Nablus' - nomination)
The Japan Prize (for 'Two Schools in Nablus)
The Wincott Award (for 'The Business of Occupation')
Royal Television Society (RTS) award