Tom first met Dr Julian Fennessey when he was beginning his giraffe research, when Julian reported back that giraffe numbers were crashing across the continent we decided to see if we could make a film. The BBC and PBS supported us and we shot across Uganda, Namibia, South Africa and Ethiopia to paint a picture of the astonishing discoveries about giraffe biology and behaviour, and to show the brave efforts being made to save these gentle giants. The film raised awareness of this silent extinction and was even screened to the European Parliament.
This short film about how the Ozone Layer was saved was funded by CIFF grew out of a story we developed with Windfall Films. The full length documentary will be released in 2018. This short was released online and screened to the United Nations, ahead of a one of the most important ever sessions of the Montreal Protocol.
For this ultra-low budget music video for our pals LANDSHAPES my friend Freya and I wanted an excuse to play with puppets. In the story a lonely man finds a mysterious lunar egg, he hatches the space duck inside and cares for it. But the duck is receiving commands from its kind, and it must return to the moon.
Here’s the first music video of a series I’m currently working on, I shot and directed it with David Gardener from DEMS and Waldo Etherington, my intrepid tree-climbing buddy, in an afternoon in Dorset in a lovely old tree that’s one of Waldo’s favourites, called The Walditch Beech.
Commissioned by Sinifini (a website of Universal Music), this short film was shot over a few days at his house in Wiltshire with the composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle. Harry was in the process of composing a piano concerto and allowed me to film his work and life to create an intimate portrait of his creative process.
Short promo shot and cut in two days for Mixcloud.com
Producer / Director – Tom Mustill.
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WINNER SCINEMA 2010 BEST SHORT FILM
Where and what is nano? How will it shape our future? Nanoscience is the study of phenomena and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale, where properties differ significantly from those at a larger scale. The strange world of nanoscience – it can take you into atoms and beyond the stars.
Over the years we’ve made content for a number of non-broadcasters, institutions and public bodies. We’ve designed interactive animations and computer games for the EU, shot content including interviews with Shami Chakrabarti and the Metropolitan Police to integrate into major two Science Museum exhibitions, and made short films for Kew Gardens, Guerilla Scientists and the WWF.