Born and raised in Toronto, Tom moved to Vancouver in 1984 and began working in the film and entertainment industry. His timing was impeccable in that he had the opportunity to work alongside like-minded individuals who played an integral role in creating a billion-dollar industry for British Columbia.
In 1995, Tom co-founded Rainmaker Digital Pictures Corporation (“Rainmaker”). Prior to this he was President and CEO of Gastown Post & Transfer, Western Canada’s largest independent post-production facility. Gastown, which evolved into Rainmaker, provided a complete range of digital post-production services for national and international film, television and video producers.
Some of the TV projects Tom and his team post-produced include 21 Jump Street, The X-Files and Millennium. On the feature film side of the business, Tom had the pleasure of providing services for Legends Of The Fall (Brad Pitt) which won an Academy Award for best cinematography (John Toll) in 1995.
Over the past 25 years, Tom has also studied and consulted on the impact of digital technology in business. During that period of time, he introduced the online world to his music creation, Moments In Time, a curated walk down memory lane. In its 21st year, this five-minute feature, written in a style similar to that of the legendary Paul Harvey’s The Rest of the Story, airs weekly on the web via Treasure Island Oldies and is now in book form.