Tom Chilcoat began his career at Pellington Films, where he worked second-unit for Mark Pellington (Arlington Road, The Mothman Prophecies), and served as director of feature development. While there, Chilcoat wrote and directed a number of short films, including The Wait, starring Kate Mara (Brokeback Mountain, 127 Hours) and Stanley Anderson (The Runaway Jury, Primal Fear).
Currently represented by Crossroads Films, Chilcoat co-penned a Charles Manson project for producer Tim Swain (Dahmer), and is currently developing a thriller for GK Films with producer Denis O’Sullivan (The Young Victoria and The Tourist).
Tom is a film and media teacher at Thomas Starr King Middle School in Silverlake. At this fine institution of hipsterdom, he teaches the Kubricks of tomorrow where to put the camera and when to say their lines. He finds he enjoys bossing them around more than he should.