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.
Tom’s work as a filmmaker is always characterised as having an empathetic approach. Whether a Narrative Film, Commercial or Music Videos, 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.
He has won multiple awards and multiple Vimeo Staff Picks for his films as well as having numerous Oscar Qualifying Film Festival selections on top of having selected work sold and distributed internationally through SVOD Platforms.
Most Notably Tom's short film ‘Runaway’ premiered at The Oscar Qualifying Austin Film Festival and was staff picked by Vimeo upon its release online. Also of note, his short film ‘Hello, Again’ starring Naomi Scott (Aladdin) was BAFTA LONG-LISTED in 2015 whilst also achieving over 2.2 million views online after a successful festival run.
Most recently his film ‘Jacob's Blessing’ was staffed picked by Vimeo upon its online release in 2020 and the film ‘BEN’ had its world premiere at the Oscar Qualifying Austin Film Festival’ in 2021 and later premiered online through Omeleto in March 2022.
Tom has written a diverse slate of Film & TV projects including the full length version of BAFTA-Longlisted Drama Short ‘Hello, Again’ which has already generated an audience online in anticipation for the feature version with over 2.2 million views. As well as a Worldbuilding Sci-Fi/Thriller Feature ‘GRAYS EDEN’ at the forefront of development.
Tom has worked with brands such as LEGO, The Dalmore, Unilever, Facebook, Google, Universal Music and more.
Tom also Co-owns View35 Films (Film Production Company).