Tom F. Pardo is a French film director, screenwriter, editor and photographer.
Pardo has loved motion picture for as long as he can remember. Shooting short films with friends by the age of 12, and cutting videos throughout his teenage years, his first aspiration was to become a copywriter in an advertising agency.
After a master degree in Communication & Media at the Paris School of Business and a dual-degree in the US, Tom landed a few student jobs from video editor in Los Angeles to PA in New York, and junior producer in his native Paris. He then moved to London, where he worked for nearly three years as an assistant editor in a movie trailer house based in Soho. This opportunity allowed him to expand his knowledge in editing and color grading (that he learned with world-renowned color house Company 3) while reinforcing his desire to tell stories using picture and sound.
At the age of 26, he realized that his polyvalent and curious mind won’t allow him to focus on a single discipline, and so decided to become a film director, a position that would satiate his passions for writing, photography and post-production. His first short film, Submerged, won the Grand Jury Prize and the Public’s Choice Award at the PLUG Film Festival in Nice in september 2019, and is about to start a festival run around the world. Alongside this project, Tom is also working on two short films, including one animated film, along with his first live-action feature.