Tom Kay

Production Manager Film & TV

Also available as a:
Producer
Production Manager

My Work Printer friendly CV

Tom has worked as a PM and Producer on a variety of projects ranging from £6k charity films and music promos to £1m content and TVC projects, with TV, documentary and feature film work in-between. These jobs have involved everything from intimate one on one interviews to four units blocking off roads in Istanbul while free runners jump across rooftops, an animatronic panda to stunt-drivers flooring it through a smoke filled tunnel. And lots of VFX. During his career he has also worked as a location scout, AD and a stills photographer for VFX. Part-time screenwriter too.

Selected credits

Features & TV Drama

Prod Co Title Director Producer Role Vimeo / Youtube Link

SF Studios

(Production Under NDA) (8x60min)

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Fredrik Nicastro

Development Consultant

N/A

Turner Broadcasting/ Cartoon Network

Amazing World of Gumball Series 3 /4/6 (104 x 11min (Live Action / 2D/3D Animation / Green screen FX and on location (UK,EU,US)

Mic Graves /Ben Bocquelet

Sarah Fell

PM

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Turner Broadcasting/ Cartoon Network

The Amazing World of Gumball Series 2 (40 x 11 min (Live Action/ Animation /VFX /Green screen FX/ 2D & 3D design/ on location (UK, EU, US)

Mic Graves /Ben Bocquelet

Sarah Fell

PC

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First Round Films

Glamour Dolls

John De Luca

David Smith

PM

N/A

Passion Pictures

Once in a Lifetime

John Dower

John Batsek

PA

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Passion Pictures

Black Sun

Gary Tarn

John Batsek

PA

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TV Commercials / Branded Content

Prod Co / Agency Brand / Title Type Director Producer Role Vimeo / Youtube Link

Prism/ Eon Productions

Aston Martin – No Time To Die (2 x 30")

TVC and Content

Cesar Garcia

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Producer

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Prism (JWT)

Vuse - Unlock Your City (1x90" 1x60")

Content

Cesar Garcia

Producer

N/A

Lonely Leap

Google - Search (1x90")

Content

Charlie Targett-Adams

Jack Connell

PM

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Prism (JWT)

BP Pulse – Forecourt EV Charger (2x30” 2x20")

TVC and Content

Cesar Garcia

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Producer

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Prism (JWT)

BP Pulse – Home EV Charger (3x30” 3x20")

TVC and Content

Cesar Garcia

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Producer

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Prism (JWT)

Aston Martin – Beautiful to Drive 2 (1x60”, 2x30”)

TVC

Cesar Garcia

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Producer (prep only)

N/A

POPS @ Iris

Suzuki – Gogglebox (15x 10”)

Sponsorship Idents

Ed Rosie

Peter Maynard

Post-Prod

N/A

5 Creative / Viacom

Cheeky Panda – Colin (2x30”)

TVC

Damian Joyce

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Producer

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5 Creative / Viacom

FFS – Mullet (2x30”, 1x20”, 1x10”)

TVC

Pardeep Sahota

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Producer

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Recipe

Natwest – Heist (1x40”)

Cinema

Michael O’Kelly

Lisa Dawson

PM

N/A

5 Creative / Viacom

THL – How to Play (1x30”)

TVC

Pardeep Sahota

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Producer (pre-prod)

N/A

5 Creative / Viacom

Tepilo – A Little Bit Of Sarah (2x30”, 6x10”)

TVC

Pardeep Sahota

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Producer (pre-prod)

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5 Creative / Viacom

THL – QuickWins (1x30)

TVC

Pardeep Sahota

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Producer

N/A

5 Creative / Viacom

Celeb Big Brother: (54 x 10”)

Sponsorship Idents

Mike Sumpter

Lisa Dawson

PM

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Mill+

In-house PM Cover

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TVC

Terri Wood Swifty Hanrahan

PM

N/A

VCCP Kin

Nationwide: Building Society Stories (1x90”/1x60”/1x30”/1x20”)

TVC and Content

Jim Thornton

Greta Wynn Davies

PM

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5 Creative / Viacom

Tepilo: (4x30”)

TVC

Pardeep Sahota

Lisa Dawson

PM

play clip

5 Creative / Viacom

THL - Don’t Just Imagine It (4 x 30”)

TVC

Mike Sumpter

Lisa Dawson

PM

N/A

5 Creative / Viacom

Ambre Solaire – Kids (3x10”)

TVC

Damian Joyce

Lisa Dawson

PM

N/A

ITV Creative /20th Century Fox

Family Guy – ITV2 (6 x 30”)

TVC

Jacquie Beaumont

George Arton

PM

N/A

5 Creative / Viacom

My Single Friend (8 x 30")

TVC

Pardeep Sahota

Lisa Dawson

PM

play clip

5 Creative / Viacom

Novotel - Films on 5 (10 x 10")

Sponsorship Ident

Mike Sumpter

Mark Mathews

PM

N/A

5 Creative / Viacom

Tepilo: Guru (2x30”)

TVC

Mike Sumpter

Lisa Dawson

PM

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Love

Brother: Business Smart (3 x 30")

TVC

Nicholas Reynolds

Scott Clarke

PM

N/A

New Moon TV

Dubai Tourism: Dubai Stories

TVC

Daryl Goodrich

Barnaby Logan

PM/Shoot Producer

N/A

Earth (Evolutions)

Vampire Diaries (3 x 30")

TVC

Rich White

Bryony Evans

PM

N/A

Earth (Evolutions)

ESPN Rugby (2 x 30")

TVC

Rich White

Bryony Evans

PM

N/A

Gloss Media

Wii: Sonic All Star Racing

TVC

Guy Williams

Kat Harrisson

PC /2nd AD

N/A

Gloss Media

Football Manager 2010

TVC

Diamond Bullet

Jonnie Coffin

PC /2nd AD

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Gloss Media / Tohoku Shinsha

Winning 11 2010 (4 x 30")

TVC

Takao Ohire

Jonnie Coffin / Ken Kageyama

PC /2nd AD

N/A

Gloss Media

Pro Evolution Soccer 2010

TVC

Rob Kaplan

Jonnie Coffin

PC /2nd AD

N/A

Gloss Media

Wii: Sonic and the Black Knight

TVC

Guy Williams

Yvette Colgrave

PC/ 2nd AD

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Manifesto Film

Herbal Essences: Jamba

TVC

Justin Dickell

Paul McCloone

PM

N/A

Manifesto Film

Herbal Essences: Garden of Riley

TVC

Ivo Weiigard

Jason Underhill

PA

N/A

Passion Pictures

Whiskas: Fishy

TVC

Darren Walsh

Belinda Blacklock

PC

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Passion Pictures

Accura: Pixelated (2x60”)

TVC

Tim Hope

Russell McLean

PA

N/A

Passion Pictures

The Guardian: Re-invented

TVC

Romain Sigurd

Anna Lord

PA

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Lonely Leap

Various films for Nokia, IBM, Reuters

Content

Mike Forshaw

Kezia Clark

PM

N/A

Prism (JWT)

Renault Racing/BP – The Commercial (1x5min)

Content

Jamie Gazard

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Producer

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POPS @ Iris

Samsung, Barclays, KFC, Pizza Hut, Suzuki, Sky Pitch films

Internal Films pitch film

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Producer

N/A

Prism (JWT)

Aston Martin – DBX (4x60”)

Content

Cesar Garcia

Fraser Lawson

Shoot-Producer

N/A

Lonely Leap

BBC Storylabs – Who is H? (4x 3 min)

Content

Michelle Coomber

Gill Hadley

PM

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All of Us Films

Belstaff – Royal Yacht Squadron (Stills, 3 x 60”)

Stills and content

Niall O’Brien

Niki Goodwin (US)

Producer (UK)

N/A

Prism (JWT)

Infiniti/Renault – Employee of the Month (1x 5min)

Content

Jamie Gazard

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Shoot-Prod/ 1st AD

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POPS @ Iris

Nectar / Esso – Smiles Better (2 x 30”, 5 x10”)

Content

Ed Rosie

Olivier Darriet-Fisher

Post-Prod

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POPS @ Iris

Formula E – Tune In Bern

Content

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Producer

N/A

POPS @ Iris

Starbucks – Summer Insta (5x30”, motion posters)

Content / Motion Posters

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Producer

N/A

Archers Mark

Toyota: Impossible Athlete (10 x 30”)

Content

Myles Desenberg

Paul Upton

PM

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Archers Mark

Toyota: See Like Menna (1 x 60”)

Content

Michelle Coomber

Kirsty Lane

PM

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Getty Images

Canon: Adam Pretty (5 x 3min)

Content

Anthony Parkin

Chris Pencakowski

PM / 1st AD

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Tangerine Films

Canon: Explore (5 x 2min / 10 x 60" / stills)

Content and stills

Mark Rodway / Will Innes Smith

Esteban Frost

PM / Unit Producer

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Saatchi Digital

HSBC: Personal Economy (9 x 6min / 2 x 30")

Content

Sam Huntley

Elizabeth Mitchell

PM / 1st AD

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New Moon TV

Tesco: GM (2x3min)

Content

Christ Petcher

Barnaby Logan

PM

N/A

New Moon TV

Microsoft: We Are The Future (2x 3min)

Content

Christ Petcher

Barnaby Logan

PM

N/A

Day For Night Films

Kidney Cancer Trust

Content

Daniel Mitlepunkt

Chloe de Carvalho

PM

N/A

The Viral Factory

Samsung: Christmas Present (5 x 30”)

Content

Jones

Mel Uwanguma

PM

follow link

Prism (JWT)

Subway/LFC: -SuperSubs (1 x 5 mins)

Content

Dan Jones

Jamie Gazard

PM

play clip

Saatchi Digital

Toyota Trailer (1x 60" / 1x 2min / 1 x 3 min)

Content

Producer

N/A

Saatchi Digital

Direct Line: Skipping (1x45")

Content

Matt Carter

Emma Middleton

Post-Producer

N/A

Saatchi Digital

Direct Line: DCH (3x 30")

Content

Matt Carter

Emma Middleton

Post-Producer

N/A

Prism (JWT)

Red Bull -Infiniti Racing (3 x 3min)

Content

Neil Robertshaw

Jamie Gazard

PM

N/A

New Moon TV

Virgin Infinity: My Daddy (1 x 3min)

Content

Jamie Moule-Finch

Sarah Bayntun

PM

N/A

Saatchi Digital

MoD: Engagement (1 x 3min)

Content

Adam Alexandroni

Elizabeth Mitchell

PM / 1st AD

N/A

New Moon TV

Winter Olympics 2018: Pyongchang (5 x 3mins)

Content

Chris Petcher / Daryl Goodrich

Barnaby Logan

PM / Unit Producer

N/A

Turner Broadcasting / Cartoon Network

The Amazing World of Gumball: Launch Videos (1 x 2min / 18 x 60")

TVC and Content

Mic Graves

Ben Bocquelet

PM

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Gloss Media

Diet Coke: Love It Light Show (5x30")

Content

Chris Randall

Jonnie Coffin

PC

N/A

Manifesto Film

Vauxhall: C'mons - Car Wash

Content

Lucia Helenka

Jason Underhill

PM

N/A

Music Videos

Prod Co Artist / Title Director Producer Role Vimeo / Youtube Link

Warp Films

Jamie Woon: Night Air

Lorenzo Fonda

Tom Knight

PM

N/A

Bullion Productions

Zedd + Liam Payne: Get Low

Andrew Donoho

Ben Murray

PM

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EA Games

Troubadors: I'm Not Superstitious

C&Z

Justin King

PM

N/A

Manifesto Film

Lesser Panda: Ghost Dance

JMD

Paul McCloone

PM

N/A

Manifesto Film

Stricken City: Tak-O-Tak

Sam Crack

Paul McCloone

PM

N/A

Manifesto Film

Caspa Codina: Used To Go Dancing

Mustapha Kseibati

Mustapha Kseibati

PM

N/A

Passion Pictures

Gorillaz:El Manana

Pete Candeland

Anna Lord

PA

N/A

Passion Pictures

Gorillaz / Madonna: Grammy’s

Pete Candeland

Anna Lord

PA

N/A

Passion Pictures

Gorillaz: Dirty Harry

Pete Candeland

Anna Lord

PA

N/A

Passion Pictures

Gorillaz: Dare

Pete Candeland

Anna Lord

PA

N/A

Countries Worked in

  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Malawi
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Switzerland (mountains and cities).
  • Turkey
  • U.A.E
  • U.S.A (Multiple States). Arranged shoots in Austria
  • Wales

Languages

  • Polish - fluent

Education

  • 06 - 07 University of Education (UCL) - PGCE 00 - 03 Thames Valley University Media Arts with Video Production (2:1) 97 - 99 Barnet College GNVQ Media Production - Merit Grade 92 - 97 Northumberland Park Community School - 9 A-C GCSEs

Production Companies Worked with

  • 20th Century Fox
  • Archers Mark
  • Eon Productions
  • Evolutions (Earth)
  • Fuzzy Door
  • Getty Images
  • Lonely Leap
  • Love
  • MARV
  • Manifesto
  • New Moon
  • Passion Pictures
  • SF Studios
  • Saatchi Digital
  • The Mill (Mill+)
  • The Viral Factory
  • Time Warner/Cartoon Network/Turner
  • Viacom (5 Creative)

Technical Skills

  • Photoshop - Intermediate
  • InDesign - Basic
  • Shotgun - Proficient
  • Final Draft - Advanced
  • Avid - Basic

Additional Skills

  • Valid 1st AID certificate until Yes, Sep 2021
  • Valid driving license
  • Car owner
  • Worked on projects with film (35mm - 16mm - 8mm) digital
  • 360/VR and stills formats
  • Experienced in setting up and running video and stills shoots abroad - travel - visas - carnets - film freight - service companies.
  • Experience in on set management as AD - PM - AP and shoot Producer (video and stills)
  • Extensive experience filming green screen FX shoots
  • Location Scouting and Management
  • Obtaining legal clearance for foreign talent working in UK
  • Experience working with children - animals (flamingos - reptiles - insects - cats and dogs) crowds - stunt performers - stunt vehicles - firearms - aerial filming (drones and helicopters) underwater filming (stills and video) animatronic costumes and puppets.
  • Managing animation/VFX pipelines and workflows - 2D 3D BG Matte Paintings - Character/Prop Design - Compositing - Stop Motion Filming.
  • Archive/Stock - Research / Licensing / Clearances (Video and Stills)
  • Script reading and reporting
  • Passed 1st Option Managing Covid-19 Risks