Tom Ruddock is a director and writer from London now based in Edinburgh.
Tom Ruddock’s journey as a Writer/Director began at an early age, where he was captivated by his Grandads stories of growing up in 1930’s London during World War Two. This lead him to start making films at fifteen - when he started ‘borrowing’ his Dad’s video camera and making films with his friends in his teenage years.
Tom always endeavours to make content that will make you feel. In his writing, Tom looks to explore the deep questions & challenges in life but always through the lense of hope and how we can move forward.
Tom has made a number of short films wining over ten industry awards including the BAFTA-longlisted short film ‘HELLO, AGAIN’ - starring Naomi Scott (more recently seen as Princess Jasmine in Disney epic ‘ALADDIN’). His most recent short ‘BEN’ a longer form relationship drama premiered on Omeleto after having its world premiere at the Oscar-qualifying Austin Film Festival. His previous shorts ‘JACOB’S BLESSING’ and ‘RUNAWAY’ were both released on Vimeo as a ‘Vimeo Staff Pick’, with the latter also premiered at Austin Film Festival.
In development Tom also has a Sci-Fi feature film ‘GRAY’S EDEN’ set of Scotland, a feature film version of his short film ‘HELLO, AGAIN’
Over the years Tom has worked with brands such as LEGO, The Dalmore, Unilever, Facebook, Google, and Universal Music.
The majority of Tom’s films have been made through his production outfit View35 Films