International Location Scouting and Management for Film and Television Productions by
Manager & Locations Scout
Tom has been working in the media industry since 1999 where his first ‘paid’ job was a director’s assistant to Charles Sturridge on Longitude (transmitted on Channel 4). Progressing into the locations department via a stint at Amazing Space Location Library as a coordinator and scout. After 18 months he left to establish himself as a freelancer. First as a location assistant then location scout employed by established location managers. This apprenticeship period soon took Tom into managing television commercials then into television productions from sketch show to drama. The first major television production Tom managed was the first series of Greenwing (Channel 4) over the last 6 years he has moved into feature films and high end drama with credits including; In the Loop, Parade's End and the Worricker Trilogy.
“One of my keenest skills is location scouting, over the years I have spent many hours beating the streets of the UK looking for all types of locations from the ‘average’ sitting room to the interior of the United Nations Building in the UK!. Recently I have extended my experience to working in the Caribbean and Germany for the forthcoming 'Worricker' drama."
Tom has an extensive personal knowledge of locations across the UK, including London, the Home Counties, Wales, Yorkshire and Southern Ireland. Recently he has been working on a productions which have taken him overseas, scouting and managing filming in three different countries. Many of the locations documented are unique and un-filmed, a large digital database of 8 years of scouting is always at hand to be consulted. You can see examples of these locations in the SCOUT page of this web site.
“Location managing is a fine balance of the artistic demands of the film production with the realities of the working world. A film crew on location can ignore the working of the real world around them. The public, residents and the care of the property can be overlooked by a busy pressured crew but an experienced location manager will be able to achieve the fine balance while keeping everyone happy.”
Tom has recently been credited with Supervising Location Manager on How I Live Now and Worricker. This has involved managing a larger location team and running multiple location shoots at the same time. Recent directors Tom has worked with include; Sir David Hare, Kevin Macdonald, Michael Winterbottom, Susanna White, Andrea Arnold and Armando Innucci on a range of feature films and big budget television drama.
“Moving into a supervisor role has given me more time to scout for the unique locations a script needs also spending more time with the director and designer bringing an original look to the production. I am very used to working with location scouts and overseeing multiple locations whether being dressed, filmed or reinstated at anyone time."
Please take a moment to look through this website, it is small only 4 main pages, I am sure it will give you an overview of my skills and expertise in finding the right location for your production.
me with your enquiry or call 07973 934542
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organised by film commissions to introduce an area to location
the previous trips.... Norfolk / Tenerife / Scottish
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