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27 November 2018

Smuggler enlist Tom Speers.

by Andrew MacGregor


Smuggler are pleased to announce the signing of "natural and instinctive filmmaker" Tom Speers for representation across the UK, Europe, and Asia.

Like several of his contemporaries, Dublin-born Speers cut his teeth shooting skateboard videos with friends… only he was more interested in comedy sketches than ollies. While this did little for his skating kudos, it gave him plenty of practice for narrative shoots.

Despite only having one short film under his belt so far, Speers has already earned his place on the Smuggler roster thanks to his seven-minute debut, ‘Boy Saint', which featured at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival.

Speers's lyrical insight into young queer love instantly captured the imagination of Smuggler's joint MD, Chris Barrett: "It's incredibly hard to execute a film like this with such understated gravitas. The performances, story, and craft seductively pull you in without clubbing you over the head with a sledgehammer."

Barrett believes such poise - along with an "infectious enthusiasm and passion for film" - will put the Irishman in good stead as he considers his next project. Whatever it is, Barrett thinks Speers will be a "formidable addition" to the Smuggler team.

Fluorescent adolescence.  

For yet more on Tom Speers, ring Smuggler's Rose Brownlow on 020 7636 7665 or email her via rose@smugglersite.com.

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