About

Tom Lock Griffiths, is a writer/director. He trained as a Sound Designer at the National Film and Television School FROM 2010-2013, to which he now regularly returns as a visiting tutor. His work in sound has received a Golden Reel nomination, Student Academy Award, a Grierson Award, and several others. He also writes regular reviews for politics and culture website, Counterfire, and also his arts blog, Debatable Space. His first film as director, Waterfall, (shot wholly underwater), was about the suicide of his mum Carole and about how grief and depression change the way we see the world. It played in several UK film festivals, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, and won the Best Experimental Film at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017. His second film, Mistral, about loss and longing, the wind and the madness it brings, featured in Latitude and London Light-Off Festivals and screened at the ICA as part of the London Short Film Festival in 2019 and CCA in Glasgow May 2019. In April 2019 work was completed on the music video Swing Shut for Memphis Industries artist Rozi Plain. The Committal, Tom's third short film, and first drama is based on a 'missing scene' from the Greek tragedy Antigone. Tom is currently writing a feature film, about forgotten folk traditions and the loss of innocence of its young lead character, and a play about a dead Pope who was put on trial.