Tom Hall studied film at the Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design. In 1996, together with John Carney, he co-founded High-Hat Productions with the aim of producing original drama.
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’ (1999). For Samson films he directed the T.V. movie ‘Just in Time’ (1998) which was also acclaimed as the Times’ TV movie of that year.
His best known work is ‘Bachelors Walk’ (2000-06), a comedy/drama series for Accomplice Television which was funded by RTE, the IFB and BBC Choice. It ran for three series and an Xmas special and won the IFTA award for best Irish television show in 2002. Tom was one of three co-creators/writers/directors on all twenty episodes.
In 2005 he worked as a director on ‘The Last Furlong’ a Great Western Films production for RTE. Tom also directed the feature ‘Wide Open Spaces’ for Grand Pictures from a screenplay by Arthur Mathews. He has completed post-production on another feature, the eagerly anticipated ‘Sensation’, from his own script.
Tom has worked with many leading film industry figures in Ireland and has taught scriptwriting and filmmaking courses at NUI Galway and Collaiste Dhulaigh Dublin. Tom is also an award-winning writer of fiction, a critic, columnist and one time screen editor of The Dubliner magazine.