Tom Hall

Writer and director for film and television
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Biography

Tom Hall is a writer and director based in Dublin. In 1995, he co-founded High-Hat Productions with fellow filmmaker John Carney. His first film as co-writer/director was the no-budget feature November Afternoon (Irish Times Film of the year 1997) and subsequent productions include the controversial Park

Tom's comedy Bachelors Walk for Accomplice Television and RTE ran for three series and a Christmas special and won the IFTA award for best television show in 2002. Tom was one of three co-creators/writers/directors on all episodes of the show.

  

Tom has recently directed Red Rock for TV3 is currently developing The Lesson for Blinder Films with Eugene O'Brien.

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Film

Writer & Director

The Lesson
Feature
 

Feature co-written with Eugene O'Brien

Blinder Films
In development
 
Sensation
Nominated: Best Film & Best Director, IFTAs
Feature
Producer Katie Holly & Kieron J Walsh
Starring
  • Domhnall Gleeson
  • Patrick Ryan
  • Marie O'Neill
  • Owen Roe
  • Kelly Campbell
  •  
    Black comedy about a young man who opens a brothel
    Blinder Films
     
    November Afternoon
    Irish Times Film of the Year 1997
    Feature
    Producer Patrick O'Donoghue
    Starring
  • Mark Doherty
  • Tristan Gribbin
  • Michael McElhatton
  • Jayne Snow
  •  
    Tom's debut feature, which he co-wrote and co-directed with John Carney
    High-Hat Productions
     

    Director

    Producer Paul Donovan
    Writer Arthur Mathews
    Starring
  • Morwenna Banks
  • Ewen Bremner
  • Ardal O'Hanlon
  • Don Wycherley
  • Owen Roe
  •  

    Comedy about two layabouts who help an entrepreneur set up a Famine Theme Park

    Grand Pictures
     
    Park
    Feature
    Writer John Carney
    Starring
  • Des Nealon
  • Jayne Snow
  • Claudia Terry
  • Pat Laffan
  • Aidan Walsh
  •  
    Drama about a girl who is abused by a paedophile 
    High-Hat Productions
     

    TV

    Director

    Writer Sophie Petzal
    Starring
  • Jane McGrath
  • Sean Mahon
  • Richard Flood
  • David Crowley
  • Boyko Krastanov
  •  

    Crime drama based in a Dublin Garda Station

    Element Pictures & Company Pictures for TV3
     
    Producer Paul Donovan
    Writer Damien Owens
    Starring
  • David Pearse
  • Keith McErlean
  • Janet Moran
  • Aoibhinn McGinnity
  • Christen Mooney
  •  

    Second series of the comedy show following a pub quiz team

    Grand Pictures for RTE
     
    Writer Damien Owens
    Starring
  • Olivia Caffrey
  • Keith McErlean
  • Janet Moran
  • David Pearse
  • Aoibhinn McGinnity
  •  
    Comedy series about a pub quiz team
    Grand Pictures for RTE
     
    Producer Niamh Fagan
    Writer Kieran Carney and Simon Delaney
    Starring
  • Simon Delaney
  • Orla Fitzgerald
  • Garrett Keogh
  • Simon Keogh
  •  

    Drama about a Portuguese man who comes to Ireland to scatter the ashes of his mother

    Great Western Films for RTE
     
    Just in Time
    Times' TV Movie of the Year, 1998
    Writer David Collins
    Starring
  • Gerard McSorley
  • Frances Barber
  • Hilary Reynolds
  • Michael McElhatton
  •  

    A couple spending time in their cottage retreat have their weekend spoilt by the unexpected arrival of a colleague with his mistress

    Samson Films
     

    Writer & Creator

    Producer Martina Niland
    Director John Carney
    Starring
  • Simon Delaney
  • Joseph Behan
  • Niamh Burke
  • Kelly Campbell
  • John Carney
  •  

    Christmas special following Ray, Michael and Barry as they reunite for a night out

    Accomplice Television for RTE
     

    Writer & Director & Creator

    Bachelor's Walk: Series 3
    Winner: Best Television Show, IFTA
    6 x 60'
    Starring
  • Simon Delaney
  • Keith McErlean
  • Don Wycherley
  •  

    Third series of the comedy set in Dublin

    Accomplice Television for RTE
     
    Starring
  • Don Wycherley
  • Simon Delaney
  • Keith McErlean
  •  

    Second series of the comedy set in Dublin

    Accomplice Television for RTE
     
    Starring
  • Kelly Campbell
  • Simon Delaney
  • Keith McErlean
  • Marcella Plunkett
  • Don Wycherly
  •  
    Comedy drama series about three single men living in Dublin
    Accomplice Television for RTE