Tom Hardiman's work as writer/director began with a series of short films, including Radical Hardcore, a love story about the history of British carpet making. Released via Dazed & Confused, it was selected as part of Lynne Ramsay's Electric Shorts series, going on to win the BFI's Network Pick Series. Following this, Tom recently completed work on the short Pitch Black Panacea. A live action-animation hybrid that charts the progress of two patients undergoing a peculiar corrective treatment for their lazy eyes.
Medusa Deluxe is Hardiman's feature debut, produced by BBC Films, the BFI and Emu Films, it will be released in 2022. Tom has also worked with various brands and artists including Prada, Mura Masa, Mercedes, Joywave and Everything is Recorded on promos and ads and is represented by Somesuch.
Before moving into directing, Hardiman worked in Film & TV in various roles ranging from Art Director to Assistant and Line Producer - credits include Daniel Wolfe’s Catch Me Daddy (Cannes 2014, Film4, BFI, Studio Canal), Guy Myhill’s The Goob (Venice 2014, BBC, Creative England, BFI) and the Sky Playhouse series (with episodes including - Iain Softley’s The Man, written by Sandi Toksvig and starring Stellen Skarsgaard, Hayley Atwell, Zoe Wanamaker, Stephen Fry & Jeremy Brock’s Walking The Dogs, starring Emma Thompson, Eddie Marsan and Russell Tovey).