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Tom Hickmore

Creative Director

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WHAT DO YOU DO AT NICE MEDIA?
I’m the company founder and the creative director.  I also direct and write videos and keep my hand in with editing and a little camerawork.

WHAT’S MOST EXITING ABOUT WORKING AT NICE?
Working with my wife to create something and directing drama.

WHAT’S YOUR FIRST LEARNING MEMORY?
Sitting on the bed with my mother learning to read.

WHERE DID YOU GO TO JUNIOR SCHOOL?
Funtington County Primary, West Sussex.

UNIVERSITY?
Fine art, specialising in video art.  I learned the craft aspects of making videos and that fine art wasn’t for me.

WHAT DID YOUR PARENTS TEACH YOU?
An appreciation of eccentrics.

WHAT WILL YOU TEACH YOUR KIDS?
Love, respect and look after your teeth.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN GIVEN THE TIME AND MONEY?
How to speak Danish (my mother was a Dane).

WHAT HAVE YOU STUDIED IN YOUR OWN TIME AS AN ADULT?
Chi Kung, Spanish, all aspects of filmmaking.

WHAT ARE YOU READING?
The Bernard Samson novels by Len Deighton.  The Economist.  A Questionnaire.

FAVOURITE MOVIE?
Notorious by Hitchcock for formal brilliance, The Wonder Boys for pure entertainment.  I love a really good action movie that makes you laugh, like Under Siege!

WHAT ELEMENT OF FILMMAKING DO YOU ENJOY MOST?
Dialectical editing.  Creating a world outside the frame.

HOW DO YOU RELAX?
Walking in soggy countryside, staying up late and laying in.

WHAT MUSIC ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
Dirty Work (live) by Steely Dan, anything my Major Lazer.

THE LIGHT OF YOUR LIFE?
My wife.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS?
Exhibition at MOMA.  A million plus downloads for my early viral videos.  Making a costume drama for Lloyds.  My short film Reptile Day winning awards.

ANYTHING ELSE?
I have have a Flickr page, I curate the musical archive of the 70’s lost cult band The Legendary Shagpile and I often write to the papers.

 

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