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2024 Guest Speaker – Tom Shrapnel

Tom Shrapnel

Tom Shrapnel – Writer & Director

Born in the UK Tom is an award winning writer and director of several short films including ‘The Knackerman’ and ‘Strange Weather’ starring Maxine Peake for Creative England and BFI. He has been mentored by directors Ben Wheatley and Hong Khaou and was also one of the applicants selected for the C4 new writers mentoring scheme. As a writer Tom was commissioned by Oscar nominated producer Rupert Lloyd to adapt Edward Beauclerk Maurice’s ‘The Last Gentleman Adventurer’ for Rose Garnett / BBC Films. He is currently developing his first original TV drama series ‘Holding the Line’ with Gaumont UK. 

‘The Knackerman’ –  film by Tom Shrapnel

An aging Knacker, responsible for the disposal of dying horses must face his own mortality,and in doing so entrust responsibility to the next generation.

Starring : Donald Sumpter, Adam Long, Charlotte Luxford, Teresa Banham

‘Strange Weather’ – film by Tom Shrapnel

Two strangers witness a mysterious natural phenomenon that reawaken their senses and draws their lives together.

Starring : Lex Shrapnel, Maxine Peake, Matti Houghton

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