de Ville

Writer for film and television

Tom de Ville is a film and television writer and director.

He created and wrote the horror anthology Urban Gothic for Channel Five when he was 23. Since then, he has developed horror projects with genre luminaries including the late George Romero and Sam Raimi.  

His first feature script The Quiet Ones was chosen as one of Variety’s top unproduced British scripts in 2007 and was picked up and produced by Hammer Films/Exclusive Media. His most recent screenplay - Lord of Misrule - has been produced by Riverstone Pictures, and directed by William Brent Bell (The Boy, Orphan: First Kill). 

In television, Tom wrote on the hit thriller series Hannibal, and was lead writer for the third series of Stan Lee's Lucky Man. He has recently been writing on the Paramount + thriller series The Blue, produced by New Pictures. He is developing the thriller series Wych Elm for Calamity Pictures. Tom is also currently co-writing the comedy series Damned Andrew with comedian Andrew O'Neill for Radio 4.

Tom directed his first short film, Corvidae for Wolfheart Productions, starring Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones). The short won the Special Mention for Best Short in the horror strand at the Transylvania International Film Festival. He is developing his first feature film as a writer / director - A Certain Hunger - for Newscope Films. 





Showrunner on Series 3

Carnival for SKY Atlantic

Drama (Series 2 not produced)

ITV Studios for ITV
Producer Madonna Baptiste

Drama series

Carnival for Sky 1
1 x 60'
Producer Angelina Burnett

Drama series

Gaumont International for NBC
When a documentary filmmaker's lover goes missing in 'the most haunted house in Britain' he assembles a team to pull the house apart and discover what happened to her.
Company Pictures
A thirty-year old nobody learns that he has five very powerful half-brothers and sisters, one of whom might be the Antichrist.
Hat Trick Productions
Producer Norman Denver
  • Brian Downey
  • Michael McManus
  • Xenia Seeberg
  • Jeffrey Hirschfield
  • Two episodes of the cult Canadian sci-fi show.
    Salter Street Films for Sci-Fi Channel, Channel 5
    Producer John Price
  • Ania Sowinski
  • Kelle Spry
  • Ella Jones
  • William Mannering
  • An anthology of contemporary London-based horror stories. Tom co-created and wrote all thirteen episodes of the first series and wrote and directed four episodes of the second series.
    Black Jack Productions for FIVE

    Writer & Creator 

  • James Nesbitt
  • Carnival for SKY






    Bigscope Films
    In development
    Producer Joe Neurater
    Director Corin Hardy
    A young couple fight to save their baby from a horde of fairies that are intent on invading their cottage in rural Ireland.
    Occupant Films
    Producer Rory GIlmartin
    Director Corin Hardy
    A class of English schoolkids discover that the French village they've gone to on an exchange is infested with horrifying were-frogs.
    Brilliant Films
    An explosive biopic charting the rise and fall of The Angry Brigade - the London anarchists who carried out a bombing campaign against the Establishment in the early 1970s.
    A gore-packed thrill-ride developed with George A. Romero.
    P-Kino Films
    One night every hundred years, God and the Devil take a night off in London. This time around they play a citywide game of golf and become wrapped up in a crime-lord's plan to bring about the end of days.
    Civilian Content
    Producer Simon Oakes
    Director John Pogue


    Hammer Films/Exclusive Media
    Producer Sam Raimi
    Director Corin Hardy
    The survivors of a plane crash try to escape the mountain they are trapped on whilst fighting off an ancient creature that has emerged from the ice.
    Mandate Pictures
    Blumhouse Pictures
    In Development
    Producer Nick Hudson and Alexander Wolpert
  • Maisie Williams
  • Short film

    Wolfheart Productions