Tom Geens started as a creative at Rapier and then Howell Henry. In 1997 he and his partner Simon were voted D&AD Young Creative Team of the Year, and represented the UK at the Young Lions competition in Cannes. The pair won fame for their work on TV Licensing, Tango, and Cable & Wireless, and was part of the team that made Howell Henry Agency of the Decade in 2000.
In 2002, Tom started directing for Harry Nash, where he shot spots for Walkers, Sony Play Station and BT. In 2003 he was nominated for the Cannes Young Director Award and then went on to win more awards for his BBC, Ikea and BT films.
He has also been awarded for his short films, and in 2008 he made his debut feature: Menteur (Liar). His latest feature COUPLE IN A HOLE had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in 2015, and was released to critical acclaim in 2016. Amongst other awards, it was nominated for the top prize at the BIFAS, won a Scottish BAFTA and ended up in the GUARDIAN top 50 best films of 2016.
His background in films, built on a solid grounding in commercials, make him an exceptional storyteller, with a good sense of narrative, and an understanding of how a scene turns. And, having learnt his trade under Steve Henry, he always brings unusual ideas to the table, and lots of them